Charles E. Gluckstein | Personal Injury Lawyer

CHARLES WAS CALLED TO THE ONTARIO BAR IN 1999, and is a Specialist in Civil Litigation, which encompasses Personal Injury, disability matters, occupier's liability issues, product liability and medical malpractice. Charles commands a thorough knowledge of all relevant Automobile Legislation, providing trusted experience for all aspects of dispute resolution, which include mediation and arbitration. With a strong understanding of neurolitigation and the relevant legislation, Charles advocates for large settlements to achieve maximum recovery of lifestyle for each one of his clients.

Current Positions

Currently, Charles is the Past President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. He is a member of the Advocates Society, the Ontario Bar Association, the American Association of Justice and the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto.


Since May 2010 to present, Charles has been recognized by his peers in the annual Canadian Legal LEXPERT® Directory for the Personal Injury area of practice in Toronto, Ontario. Published since 1997, this annual comprehensive guide identifies leading lawyers across Canada.

On September 22, 2011, Charles was certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation.

In October 2014, Charles received the prestigious LEXPERT Zenith Award, Leading Lawyer in Practice Excellence for Personal Injury. He was the only Personal Injury Lawyer in his category to receive this honour in recognition of his thought leadership, and for setting new standards for the Personal Injury Bar.


Charles writes articles on insurance law and is a frequent guest lecturer for conferences, seminars and medical-legal workshops. Charles also volunteers for the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto Advocacy Project.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Disability Matters
  • Occupier's Liability Issues
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation, Law Society of Upper Canada, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Association for Justice, Member of the Advocates Society
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Immediate Past President
  • Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
  • Ontario Bar Association

Pro Bono Activities

  • Director of the Brain Injury Association of Toronto, 1998 - 2001
  • Advisory Board for the Neurological Rehabilitation Institute
  • Volunteer Member on the Board of Directors for Louise Russo W.A.V.E. (Working Against Violence Everyday)

Published Works

Presentation and Papers

  • OTLA Says No To ABS
  • LAO Staff Can't Accept Christmas Gifts
  • New Partners and Of Counsel At Norton Rose
  • Gowlings Welcomes DOJ Aboriginal Lawyers to Team
  • Oodles of Judicial Appointments in Ontario
  • New Regulations and Bill 15: Turning Accident Benefits on its Head Again
  • Brain Injury Advocacy: A Plaintiffs Perspective
  • Law Firm Technology Update: Taking your Paperless File from First Interview to Trial
  • Henry, Simser and the New Regulation
  • Insurance Funding after Discharge: Access to Benefits under the SABS
  • Theres an App for That: 2014 Law Firm Technology Update
  • Henry, Simser and the New Regulation
  • Incurred Expense, Attendant Care, Housekeeping and Economic Loss. Accident Benefits: The Latest Law and the Future of FSCO
  • Singh wrong on SABS: IBC
  • Henry, Simser and the New Regulation Continue to Incur the Wrath of the Plaintiffs Bar is the Form one the Beginning or the End of the Discussion of what is owed for attendant care
  • Anatomy of a Personal Injury Case Nursing Examination
  • Using Technology to Save Time and Money

  • Ontario lawyers wants facts before any decisions on ABS
  • PI bar warns of fallout if ABS comes
  • Womans delay in suing the city after a fall costs her $9,000 in legal fess: Superior Court Justice has harsh words for the legislation, which requires people to file an intent to sue within 10 days of an injury
  • New dispute resolution system proposals under scrutiny
  • The problem: How to fix Ontarios broken car insurance system
  • Bar surprised at provinces moves on Cunningham report: Bill 171 includes move of dispute resolution to Licence Appeal Tribunal
  • The rise of the boutique law firm: New names emerged as lawyers realized benefits of focused operations
  • Singh wrong on SABS: IBC
  • DRS plan worries lawyers
  • Does the Ontario Auto Insurance System Need Fixing? Plaintiff and Defence Perspectives
  • OTLA working on new ethical guideline for Personal Injury lawyers
  • Plaintiff lawyers cautious about rate cut
  • Enhancing the practice of Personal Injury litigation together
  • Standing Committee on General Government
  • Lawyers surprised at elimination of FSCO mediation backlog
  • Insurance issue leaves government exposed
  • Family Ties
  • Ontario lawyers elect new president