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.
- 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."
- 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