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Introduction

Lindsay Charles has dedicated her practice around helping seriously injured individuals and their families who have been in motor vehicle accidents, and wrongful death cases.

  • 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 Lindsay Charles

Lindsay Charles joined McLeish Orlando as a law student and following her call to the bar she was hired to the firm as an Associate Lawyer. Lindsay’s practice is devoted exclusively to plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death cases, including motor vehicle collisions, occupiers’ liability, products liability, medical negligence, and disability benefits claims.

Lindsay regularly appears at the Superior Court of Justice and the License Appeal Tribunal. Lindsay has been co-counsel on a precedent-setting arbitration to restore denied benefits and on a precedent-setting motion to have a fraudulent conveyance action proceed concurrently with a personal injury action.

Lindsay devotes time to educating the personal injury bar at different speaking engagements. The Law Society of Ontario and the Ontario Bar Association regularly ask Lindsay to speak at conferences. She is also asked to speak at a variety of conferences geared towards health care professionals in Ontario.

Lindsay also dedicates time to publishing papers and articles in textbooks and conferences. Lindsay is a co-editor of the Oatley-McLeish Guide to Personal Injury Practice in Motor Vehicle Cases, a contributor to the Lexis Nexis Practice Advisor database, a contributor to The LAT Handbook: Dispute Resolution Procedure for Accident Benefits Guide, and a contributor to the McLeish Orlando Accident Benefits Guide.

Lindsay was heavily involved with the Brain Injury Association of Durham Region and previously sat on the board of the Board of Directors for the association. She also continually appears as a guest on the radio show, ‘What She Said’ speaking about issues relating to personal injury law and insurance.

Before pursuing her law degree, Lindsay was the captain of the McMaster varsity swim team and represented her school at Provincial and National championships.

In her free time, Lindsay enjoys early morning F45 workouts, training for triathlons, skiing, golfing, and taking her dog Austin to the park.

Education

  • University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    • Juris Doctor – 2013
  • University of Detroit Mercy, School of Law, Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • Juris Doctor – 2013
  • McMaster University, Faculty of Social Science, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    • B.A., Honours Bachelor of Arts – 2010

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2014

 

Lindsay was also on the Board of Directors for the Brain Injury Association of Durham since 2016.

Our Results

Below, you’ll find a sample of our results and success stories.

  • $12.1

    Our past client suffered from Quadriplegia due to the negligence of the other party. The lawyers at McLeish Orlando were able to recover $12.1 M in this Occupiers’ Liability case settlement.

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  • $1.9 Million

    Our lawyers represented a past client who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury and seven serious fractures. Our lawyers were able to recover $1.9M in the MVA case settlement.

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  • $2.3 Million

    Our client suffered from severe orthopaedic injuries. The lawyers at McLeish Orlando were able to recover $2.3M in this Motorcycle Accident Case.

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  • $2.3 Million

    The lawyers at McLeish Orlando settled this orthopaedic injury case for over $2.3M.

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  • $2.4 Million

    Our client was struck by a car while riding his e-bike. The lawyers at McLeish Orlando settled this motor vehicle accident case for $2.4M.

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  • $2.5 Million

    Our lawyers were able to recover $2.5M in paediatric Injury settlement for our client.

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  • $3 Million

    The lawyers at McLeish Orlando recovered $3M in a traumatic brain injury case for a client who was struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian.

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  • $3.5 Million

    The lawyers at McLeish Orlando recovered $3.5M in this pedestrian accident case for their client.

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  • $4 Million

    The lawyers at McLeish Orlando were able to achieve a $4M ski accident settlement for their client and his family.

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  • $3.6 Million

    We built a case that eventually resulted in our client receiving a $3.6M car accident case settlement.

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  • $4.6 Million

    Our lawyers successfully recovered $4.6M in the incomplete quadriplegic settlement case for our past client.

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  • $3.4 Million

    Our lawyers were able to recover over $3.4M in the case of a pedestrian accident settlement, providing this man with the compensation needed to cope with his inability to return to work, and with his future care requirements.

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  • $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.

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  • $15.7 Million

    McLeish Orlando Lawyers were able to successfully settle the case of a spinal cord injury for our past client.

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  • $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.

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  • $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.

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  • $6.3 Million

    The lawyers at McLeish Orlando were able to recover over $6.3M in the catastrophic injury settlement for our client, which will go towards ongoing expenses such as medical and rehabilitation bills, home modifications needed for accessibility, and future lost income.

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  • $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.

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  • $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.

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*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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