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Introduction

Will’s practice is dedicated exclusively to plaintiffs’ personal injury 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 William Harding

Following the wrongful death of a family member, William chose a career as a personal injury lawyer so that he could represent the interests of others going through similar experiences as his.

After receiving an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph, majoring in Criminal Justice and Public Policy, William earned his law degree from Queen’s University. Called to the bar in 2018, William joined McLeish Orlando as an Associate.

While studying at Queen’s, William served as a volunteer caseworker at Queen’s Legal Aid, helping members of the local community with their legal problems. For his legal work, he was awarded the McDougal-Watson Memorial Award for “excellence in file management, hard work and commitment to the achievement and development of the goals of Queens Legal Aid”. William’s work with vulnerable members of the community through Legal Aid further supported his interest in personal injury law. William is passionate about helping people when they need it most, such as after suffering an injury or the death of a loved one.

As a lawyer, William has appeared at the License Appeal Tribunal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal. William is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, the Ontario Bar Association, The American Association for Justice, The Advocates’ Society, Canadian Bar Association and the Law Society of Ontario.

Education

  • Queen’s University
    • Juris Doctor, 2017
  • University of Guelph
    • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), 2014
    • Criminal Justice and Public Policy

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2018

Affiliations

  • Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario

 

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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