Brandon’s practice is dedicated exclusively to plaintiffs’ personal injury.
- Consistently ranked as one of the Top Ten Personal Injury Boutique law firms by Canadian Lawyer Magazine
- Lexpert® ranked law firm, based on extensive peer review process
McLeish Orlando is a recognized leader in wrongful death and personal injury law, exclusively representing individuals who have suffered serious personal injury or have lost a loved one through the negligence of others
About Brandon Pedersen
When he was a young boy, two of Brandon’s family members were killed in a motor vehicle crash caused by a negligent driver. This motivated Brandon to pursue a career as a personal injury lawyer so that he could advocate on behalf of others affected by negligence. Brandon received an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the Western University, majoring in Political Science, and earned his law degree from Western University. Brandon started with the firm in 2019 as a summer student and returned for his articles in 2020. Soon after being called to the bar in June 2021, he joined McLeish Orlando as an Associate.
While at law school, Brandon served as a volunteer caseworker and student director at one of Western Law’s legal clinics. Brandon was also heavily involved in Western Law’s mentorship program, providing guidance and support to fellow law students. In addition, Brandon was a three-year member of both the Western Law Men’s Hockey Team and the Law Games Team, where he competed in everything from ultimate frisbee to ball hockey. For his contributions to the law school and the community through extra-curricular events activities and by maintaining a strong academic record, Brandon was awarded the David C. Scott Memorial Award in 2020.
Brandon has successfully argued for his clients at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice, the License Appeal Tribunal, and the Social Security Tribunal.
Brandon is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, the Toronto Lawyers Association, the Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Ontario. Brandon is on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Society of Toronto, where he acts as the Board Secretary and a Committee Member for Birdies for Brain Injury. Brandon is also a Member-at-Large for the Young Lawyers Division – Central Section for the Ontario Bar Association.
- Western University
Juris Doctor, 2020
- Western University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours),2015
Major: Political Science
- Ontario, 2021
- Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association
- Toronto Lawyers Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- Canadian Bar Association
- Law Society of Ontario