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 takes an honourable, yet unyielding, approach to legal matters resulting in favourable resolutions of disputes and claims for his clients.
Michael has been successful at trials, LAT hearings, arbitrations and summary judgment motions and is well-versed in procedural and dismissal motions. Michael is known for dismissing claims early in litigation resulting in considerable costs awarded to his clients.
Michael’s practice focuses primarily on commercial and civil litigation, including insurance defence, transportation and freight claims, business disputes, personal injury, product liability, occupiers’ liability, subrogation, coverage disputes, statutory accident benefits and claims under the Repair and Storage Liens Act. Michael has successfully defended actions involving insurance companies, transit authorities, municipalities as well as local and international businesses.
Michael has litigated at the Ontario Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Canada, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Justice, License Appeal Tribunal, Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Landlord and Tenant Board, and the Ontario Small Claims Court.