About Salvatore Shaw

Salvatore Shaw is a partner at McLeish Orlando. For over a decade, Salvatore has dedicated his practice to representing those who have suffered serious or catastrophic personal injuries and families who have lost a loved one.  Since 2016, Salvatore has consistently been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada for personal injury litigation.  His cases have involved children, orthopaedic and spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury, wrongful death, road disrepair, motor vehicle collisions and cycling injuries.

Salvatore regularly appears as counsel before various levels of Ontario courts, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal and the CPP Review Tribunal.

He lectures and publishes extensively on trial advocacy and all matters related to actions for personal injury and wrongful death.  He is a frequent speaker at various continuing legal education programs, including those of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Canadian Institute and the Advocates Society.

He is involved in various legal associations. He currently sits on the Council of The Medico-Legal Society of Toronto.  He is also a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the Ontario Bar Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, The Canadian Bar Association and the Advocates’ Society.

When not at work, Salvatore enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.


  • University of New Brunswick, Faculty of Law
    • LLB. – 1998
  • University of Western Ontario
    • BA. – 1994

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2000