Deborah Ikede

Associate Lawyer

Practice Areas:
Commercial/Civil Litigation
Insurance Litigation
Accident Benefits
Contract Disputes
Occupiers’ Liability / Slip and Falls
Commercial General Liability
Tavern & Social Host Liability


Deborah Ikede is an associate specializing in commercial and insurance litigation.

Deborah received her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology from Dalhousie University in 2007, and her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, in 2011. During her time in Law School, Deborah was actively involved in community advocacy and won the distinguished Elizabeth Fry Social Justice Interest Award. She was also elected president of the Ontario Black Law Students Association in her second year of law school.

Following her Call to the Ontario Bar in 2013, Deborah joined a reputable Toronto litigation law firm, where she gained valuable experience in accident benefits claims and tort litigation. Deborah has represented clients before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), the Ontario Court of Justice and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Prior to joining MBBM Lawyers LLP, Deborah worked as in-house legal counsel for an environmental company where she practiced primarily in the areas of civil and commercial litigation. She also worked with the Indigenous Litigation Practice Group of a distinguished Alberta litigation law firm. Her diverse background and extensive litigation experience has allowed Deborah to further excel in written and oral advocacy.

Beyond practicing law, Deborah enjoys exploring Legoland, the Ripley’s Aquarium and the Science Museum with her energetic young son. She has a passion for Pilates and is an advanced practitioner.



Juris Doctor, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, 2011

Honours Bachelor of Science, Dalhousie University, 2007


Ontario Trial Lawyers Association

Ontario Bar Association

Canadian Bar Association


Ahmadi v John Doe, The Superintendent of Financial Services and Traders Insurance: Deborah successfully argued this motion for an order setting aside previous order and was awarded costs against the opposing party. .

Morrison v State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company: Deborah successfully argued this nine-day FSCO arbitration hearing pursuant to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule. In addition, Deborah was able to secure a special award against the Respondent.