Carolyn Seaquist is a former partner with one of Canada’s leading litigation and valuation firms and has worked in forensic and litigation accounting since 1994. Her expertise includes economic loss and damages quantification, economic research, forensic investigation and critiques of other expert reports in personal injury, employment, family and commercial contexts.
She developed and taught two postgraduate forensic and investigative accounting courses at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in its Forensic Accounting Program. In addition, she served as a volunteer member of Seneca’s Advisory Committee for the Forensic Accounting Program.
Carolyn also developed and presented lectures and seminars to various organizations within the legal community including for The Canadian Institute, Canadian Defence Lawyers, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Thunder Bay Law Association, The Advocates’ Society, Law Society of Ontario, Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association and Ontario Insurance Adjusters Association. Topics included loss quantification methodologies, the role of an expert at trial, the impact of contingencies in personal injury cases, Accident Benefit claims (under SABS), the performance of forensic investigations, and math class for lawyers. Carolyn demonstrated the advantages of securing litigation support and expert witness testimony while participating in several mock trials.
Carolyn completed a Bachelor of Accounting Science degree, is a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Certified General Accountant, is Certified in Financial Forensics, and obtained a National Expert Witness Academy Certificate from The Advocates’ Society. She has also frequently assisted counsel at mediations and pre-trial conferences, and qualified on numerous occasions to provide expert witness testimony in Ontario Superior Court.
Additionally, Carolyn believes in the importance of volunteer work. She is a long-standing member of the Rotary Club of Toronto, performed volunteer work for ShelterBox Canada including a term as Treasurer, and is currently involved on a volunteer basis with Parasport Ontario.