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Josh Nisker

Josh’s practice is devoted exclusively to plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death cases, including occupiers’ liability and disability benefits claims.


Josh Nisker was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2007. He obtained his Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge in England in 2008 after completing his law degree (with distinction) at the University of Western Ontario in 2006.

Josh is a partner on Patrick Brown’s team. His practice is devoted exclusively to plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death cases including motor vehicle collisions, sports and recreational injuries, nursing home negligence, daycare negligence, medical malpractice, occupiers’ liability, and disability benefits claims. He has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), and the Workplace Safety Insurance Appeals Tribunal. In 2015 Josh obtained a multimillion dollar settlement for a client after taking the dispute to arbitration before FSCO.

Josh has presented as a guest speaker for the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, and the University of Toronto in the area of personal injury law. He has also published in the areas of privacy law and criminal justice. His articles have been taught at universities in both Canada and the United States.

Josh is a past executive member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Insurance Law Group. He is a currently a member of the Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Bar Association.

In his spare time Josh enjoys spending time with his family and taking his dog to the park.

Expertise & News

Notable Cases

  • Mamado v. Fridson, 2016 ONSC 4080 (CanLII)
  • McMillan v. Adeite and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 2016 ONSC 3918 (CanLII)
  • Evtropova v. Minister of Education, 2015 ONSC 332 (CanLII)
  • Smith v. Smith, 2012 ONSC 5872 (CanLII)
  • Toronto Transit Commission Insurance Company Limited and The Estate of Reuben Marcus (13 January 2014), FSCO A12-006408
  • Toronto Transit Commission Insurance Company Limited and The Estate of Reuben Marcus, Deceased, by its Executor, Amy Marcus (19 September 2014), FSCO P14-00005

Professional Affiliations

  • The Advocates’ Society
  • The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Ontario Brain Injury Association
  • Spinal Cord Injury Ontario
  • The Canadian Bar Association

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2007


  • Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge
    • LL.M. (2008)
  • University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law
    • LL.B. (2006)
    • Honours: With Distinction
  • Huron University College (University of Western Ontario)
    • B.A. (Hons.) (2003)
    • Honours: With Distinction
    • Major: English

Recent Media

Papers and Presentations

  • Guest lecturer, Negotiation course, University of Toronto Law School, February 13, 2017
  • The Scope of Discovery. Discovery and Beyond – Winning Strategies for the Young Lawyer. Ontario Bar Association. March 8, 2017
  • Update on Threshold. The Oatley McLeish Guide to Motor Vehicle Litigation 2017. March 31, 2017
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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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