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Douglas Hyatt, PhD


Principled and diligent, Douglas Hyatt is a natural fit for his work as an expert witness in litigation support services. Doug has a keen ability to understand and distill information in a researched, organized and thorough manner and brings a fresh perspective to litigation support services with his knowledge of broader market considerations and economic theory. He enjoys working with clients to guide them through the complexities of valuation and has earned a reputation in the economic and litigation community for his attention to detail and critical thinking.

Since 1994, when Doug began his litigation work, he has acted as an expert witness in thousands of cases, providing essential support to his clients. Doug ensures clients receive a fair, objective, and independent assessment of their claim. He uses his extensive and ongoing research in the field of valuations and compensation to provide knowledgeable assessments and estimated losses for the most complex cases in Canada.

Doug works with law firms and insurance companies to estimate the pecuniary losses in civil disputes, working on cases involving medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, copyright law, insurance valuations, employment law and insolvency. He has been qualified to give expert evidence in Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, at the Federal Court of Canada, the Copyright Board of Canada, in labour arbitrations, and in family law arbitrations.

Doug earned his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1992 and has had a successful career as an economist and professor in addition to his extensive work in litigation. As a Professor Emeritus at the Rotman School of Management and Centre for Industrial Relations, Doug has been named Professor of the Year of both the Executive MBA program and Global Executive MBA program at the University of Toronto multiple times. Doug is also the recipient of The Morley Gunderson Prize for Outstanding Professional Achievement and the Roger Martin and Nancy Lang Award for Excellence in Teaching. 


  • University of Toronto, PhD (1992)
  • University of Toronto, MA (1987)
  • University of Toronto, BA (1984)
  • PhD Thesis: "Issues in the Compensation of Injured Workers: Returns to Risk, Work Incentives and Accommodation."

Professional Associations

  • Member, Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, President’s Actuarial Advisory Committee, 2011 to present
  • Advisor, Ontario Rules of Civil Procedure Rule 53.09 Subcommittee