Credentials Matter

Lexpert Ranked Law Firm 2022
Law Society of Upper Canada Certified
Best Lawyers
AV* Preeminent Lawyer Ratings
Globe and Mail Award

The McLeish Orlando Difference

Our lawyers have successfully represented people who have suffered brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and serious orthopaedic injuries.

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We limit the number of individuals we represent to those with the most serious of injuries.  As a result, we are able to devote whatever time and resources are necessary to each client’s case.

Besides a skillful, caring, and experienced team, our most important resource is the relationships we have built with the very best rehabilitation and health care practitioners. The goals of all the professionals at McLeish Orlando Lawyers are to ensure that every client obtains a settlement that will provide security for the future.

Recognized Leaders

Our lawyers are regarded as leaders in the legal profession and in the community, they have presented and hosted educational conferences both for lawyers and health care professionals.


Dedicated Team

We will coordinate with our accident benefits teams, connect you with long term health care providers, engage expert financial planners, and do everything we can to lift the burden of worry from your shoulders so you can focus on recovering.


Commitment to Clients

We have offices in Toronto, Barrie, Hamilton, and Kitchener- Waterloo, St. Catharines and Sault Ste. Marie, we are able to meet at one of our offices, at your hospital or your home. Wherever is convenient for you and your family.


Credentials Matter

McLeish Orlando has precedent setting cases that have shaped Canadian personal injury law. Our firm was awarded $18.4 million* - the largest personal injury judgment in Canadian history – for a catastrophic brain injured young girl in a car accident.


Our People

For over 20 years our team has worked tirelessly to provide exceptional legal services to our clients.

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What our clients say...

a month ago

Kathleen Maxwell

In 2016, my friend and I were in a car accident. We were t-boned by a careless woman that ran a stop sign. This resulted in me attending many medical appointments. My life was changed and I would never be the same person again. At the time, I was speaking to a lawyer that was a friend to my Father. He was not involved or invested but assured me that he was taking care of matters. Sadly, my Father passed away in 2017 and the lawyer stopped contacting me. I had given up until 2018. This is when a person at the Brain Injury clinic spoke about the lawyers at McLeish Orlando. I reached out to the practice to request a meeting and promptly received an appointment that was adjusted for my convenience. Mr. Orlando met with me to talk about my situation. He was kind and understanding as well as professional and realistic. He advised that he would speak to a Lawyer at his firm about my case. Mr. Orlando felt that this would be a good fit for this Lawyer. Enter: Mr. Salvatore Shaw and his staff! Five stars does not give Mr. Salvatore Shaw and his staff enough credit for all that they have done to assist me. Anyone that has experienced a car accident and ensuing legal battle knows that it is not for the faint of heart. There are many medical and legal appointments that need to occur for the process to take place. I could not have gone through this process without Mr. Shaw by my side. I’m not exaggerating when I say that. Mr. Shaw and his staff, Arielle, Linda and Iris were my strength when I was not able to be strong. Their patience, kindness, support and time was always made available to me when I needed it. Mr. Shaw himself would call and explain matters to me and make sure that I was fine. My professional relationship with Mr. Shaw and his staff has existed for over 5 years. Mr. Shaw has been my cheerleader throughout this time; never promising more than what was realistic and attainable. I was thoroughly prepared by Mr. Shaw before each step took place and never felt alone. He understood that there is a human side to all of this and that there is a person that has had a life long impact. He was always so down-to-earth, understanding and kind. Mr. Shaw never minimized or discounted how I was feeling or the things I said. I could go on and on for days about how much I appreciate all that Mr. Shaw and his staff have done for me. He in an amazing lawyer, excellent at his profession and the human aspect of matters. This small review does not do justice for all Mr. Shaw does for folks. He deserves each and every accolade that is given to him. I truly could not have gone through this without him representing my best interests. My family and I thank you Mr. Shaw. It doesn’t feel like enough just to say “thank you.” I will be forever grateful for the kindness that Mr. Shaw showed me.
2 months ago

Kevin Morgan

Staff were helpful, professional and compassionate. Patrick Brown did a great job of explaining everything and managing expectations. Patrick was extremely helpful before I was even a client, answering some questions in a difficult time. Throughout the process I was supported with everything, including in ways I did not expect such as finding appropriate providers and dealing with insurance companies. I recommend Patrick Brown and the team at McLeish Orlando.
2 months ago


I was a victim of a car accident in 2018 which resulted in me sustaining a fractured neck and other injuries. A friend recommended McLeish Orlando to me and I am very happy he did so. I would like to thank the two lawyers who worked on my case Lindsay and Dale. They were both amazing. I also want to stress how important the supporting teams of Kimberly, Dinee, and Erica ( who worked on ABs ) and Sunita and Ekaterina ( who worked on Tort ) were. Without the support and hard work of these supporting teams Lindsay and Dale would not be able to do their excellent work. It was a team effort by all. Thank you to everyone involved in my case. Stanley Weir
2 months ago

susan calamatta

We retained Mc Leish Orlando Lawyers. They did a great job in the case that they represented us, in every aspect. They were respectful to our situation and helped us as best they could. We were very happy with their services.
2 months ago


Our family had the worst tragedy that I could have imagined. Our lawyer Salvatore Shaw was very patient with us and walked us through every step. We found him very knowledgeable, professional and personable. We would highly recommend him.
2 months ago

catherine livingston

I would highly recommend McLeish and Orlando. It was a foreign concept for me to ever think I would be in a situation where I would need a personal injury lawyer. I was very fortunate to receive a referral to McLeish and Orlando. Not only did I feel conflicted about a lawsuit, the fact that it wasn’t for me was very daunting. I was advocating for my husband. However, with the patience, guidance and expert knowledge from Patrick, Will and Charlene there was a successful outcome. The results surpassed my expectations and I will be able to look after my husband, and improve his quality of life.
3 months ago

Heather G

Firstly, the accident benefit process is challenging and not created with common sense built in. However, Patrick Brown as his team are professional and help you through this lengthy process with compassion and not forgetting to be down to earth. For me, I greatly appreciated this and shared my human side, sometimes not by choice but felt it was received genuinely. I am greatful for Patrick and his team through what was an extremely difficult life changing situation.
3 months ago

Danielle Gollop

MVA was October 2017. There was a great deal of coordination of different services that were needed so I could return to as normal a life as I had prior to my MVA and McLeish staff help to facilitate those services. My case took years due to the severity of my injuries but my case was managed well. Thank you to the staff especially Melissa and Katarina!
4 months ago

Jessica Dawn

We recently used Mr. Shaw of the firm and we were so grateful to have him. Not only was he patient with our numerous questions, he took the time to answer them all, and always made sure we were good. Thanks so much in helping us get justice for our father. Roxanne
5 months ago

Debbie Clark Artist

I would like to thank Dale, Lindsay, Sunita, Kim and everyone else on the team at McLeish Orlando. Not only are they professional and respectful, they have been personally supportive to me and also my family during the difficult time after my accident. I am very pleased with the final outcome! I highly recommend this Law Firm!

Community Involvment

McLeish Orlando is dedicated to supporting our community. We have partnered with organizations across Ontario to help make a difference. Giving back to the communities we work in has always been something McLeish Orlando commits time and resources to. Over the years we have donated over $2.5 Million dollars to various organizations and charities across Ontario.

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Student Program

At McLeish Orlando, we believe that it is important for our lawyers to help educate other lawyers working in Personal Injury. We have developed a student program to help achieve this. In addition, have authored books on personal injury and presented programs through the Law Society of Ontario and other organizations.

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Career Opportunities

We believe results matter and know our reputation was built by the people working tirelessly as part of the McLeish Orlando Team.

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Our Results

At McLeish Orlando, we represent the victims of personal injuries and their loved ones. We strive for the best possible results for our clients. Below, you’ll find a sample of our past results and success stories.

  • $12 Million

    McLeish Orlando Lawyers worked diligently to get the highest possible car accident settlement for our client, totaling $12M. The money will help provide long term care for both him and his family.

  • $12 Million

    McLeish Orlando Lawyers were able to successfully settle the case of traumatic brain injury and fracture/dislocation of the cervical spine for our past client.

  • $10 Million

    Our lawyers were able to get over $10M for the quadriplegic injury settlement, giving this young girl a sense of financial security towards gaining an enjoyment of life.

  • $9.8 Million

    The lawyers at McLeish Orlando were able to recover $9.8M in the motorcycle accident settlement for our client. This will not only help with ongoing medical treatments and therapies, but also ensure that his family will be financially supported despite a loss in their father’s income.

  • $21 Million

    After motions before the trial judge and an order striking out the jury along with evidentiary orders, the case settled. The mountain biking accident settlement claim advanced for the boy by the lawyers at McLeish Orlando was $21M.


*Disclaimer: Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. Amounts recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.


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