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Credentials Matter

When you or someone you love is injured, it is very important that when you look for a personal injury lawyer you validate their expertise in personal injury cases.

Personal injury cases are complex and require lawyers with experience and a proven track record to handle your case. The designations below are granted to lawyers who are proven to be competent litigation trial lawyers, with many being chosen by a panel of peers in the legal community.

Obtained the single highest personal injury judgment in Canadian history ($18.4 million).

Collectively recovered $100s of millions for their injured clients

3 Certified Specialists in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

The Certified Specialist designation, according to the Law Society of Upper Canada website, is limited “to only a small percentage of lawyers in Ontario” who demonstrate sound judgement and a ready grasp of all remedies available in the area. This earned designation speaks to quality in advocacy and actual Court experience. John McLeish, Dale Orlando and Patrick Brown are considered a specialist in civil litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Lexpert, is a legal directory that independently ranks lawyers across Canada. During the course of 2013, Lexpert contacted respected Personal injury litigators and compiled a list of the most recommended by other lawyers. From that list three of our partners were listed John McLeish, Dale Orlando and Patrick Brown for 2014 and 2015.

Best Lawyers® is the oldest and most respected international peer-review publication in the legal profession. Lawyers who are recognized demonstrate a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism and integrity. John McLeish, Dale Orlando and Patrick Brown have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada for Personal Injury Litigation.

Voted 1 of Canada’s Top 10 Personal Injury Law Firms by Canadian Lawyer Magazine, two consecutive years.

Canadian Lawyer Magazine is an independent magazine, which conducts an online survey, alongside confidential interviews with the lawyers who refer work to and deal regularly with firms on the list. McLeish Orlando was ranked in the Top 10 Personal Injury Boutiques for 2015-2016.

Named to National Post’s listing of the Best Lawyers in Canada

AV Preeminent is a significant peer-review rating. It’s a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank them at the highest level of professional excellence.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. The first review to establish a lawyer’s rating usually occurs three years after his/her first admission to the bar.

John McLeish has received a 5 out of 5 AV Preeminent peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell

1 Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

Hosted and co-chaired numerous health care professional conferences on Traumatic Brain Injury and Spinal Cord Injury.

Chaired and presented at Continuing Legal Education Programs

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McLeish Orlando

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About McLeish Orlando

McLeish Orlando is a Toronto personal injury law firm representing people who have been seriously injured and family members who have lost a loved one through the negligence of others. McLeish Orlando is a recognized leader within wrongful death and personal injury law. We represent people who have suffered brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and serious orthopaedic injuries. We strive for a fair settlement and the best possible results for our clients.

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