Education

Bar Admission

  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar
  • In the process of admission to the British Columbia and Alberta Bar

Michael is a lawyer in Alexander Holburn’s Toronto office and is a member of the firm’s Insurance and Corporate / Commercial practice groups.

Michael is known for taking a reasonable and honourable yet unyielding approach to legal matters resulting in just resolutions of disputes and claims.

Michael has litigated and arbitrated at the Ontario Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Justice, Ontario Small Claims Court, License Appeal Tribunal, Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal and the Landlord and Tenant Board.

Michael’s practice focuses primarily on commercial and civil litigation, insurance, business disputes, personal injury, product liability, occupiers’ liability, coverage disputes, subrogation, and statutory accident benefits.

In his role as a commercial and civil litigator, Michael has successfully defended numerous claims against individuals, businesses, insurance companies, transit authorities and municipalities. Michael has litigated claims involving personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, product liability, occupiers’ liability, professional liability, property damage, assaults, fraud, willful misrepresentation, priority and loss transfer disputes as well as claims under the Repair and Storage Liens Act.

Michael has a track record for dismissing claims early in litigation resulting in considerable costs awarded to his clients due to a party’s delay and failure to comply with the Rules of Civil Procedure and other relevant legislation.

Michael has been successful at trials, LAT hearings, arbitrations and summary judgment motions and is well-versed in procedural motions and enforcement of orders and judgments.

On A Personal Note...

Michael has a passion for sports and fitness. He loves to golf and trains in Muay Thai Boxing. Michael is a traveler and has an appetite for exotic cuisine. Michael’s two dogs, Roy and Henry, keep him active and often accompany him on outdoor activities and adventures.

Representative Experience

One of Michael’s more recent reported decision was used by the Honourable Justice Myers as a platform to scrutinize the civil jury system:

Michael has appeared and successfully defended his clients’ interests on complex motions and applications as well as at arbitrations, hearings and trials.

Michael has effectively dismissed claims early in litigation with significant costs awarded to his clients by taking calculated approaches combined with strategic motions and applications to the court.

Michael strives for the most just, cost-efficient and timely outcome for all of his clients.

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Professional & Community Affiliations