Awards of Distinction

Canadian Lawyer TOP 10


Canadian Lawyer's TOP 10 Canadian Personal Injury Law Firms as voted by leading lawyers and in-house counsel across the country. Ranking criteria includes the following:

  • legal expertise in Personal Injury
  • client base
  • notable mandates
  • service excellence

We are proud to have been chosen in the TOP 10 Canada and to be the only Personal Injury law firm among the TOP 10 with a Niagara Region Office serving clients in The Golden Horseshoe.

King Clancy Humanitarian Award

The first and only Canadian Personal Injury lawyer to receive this prestigious honour

In February 2014, Bernard Gluckstein was honoured with the King Clancy Humanitarian Award and became the first Personal Injury Lawyer in Canada to receive this prestigious honour. This award is presented to distinguished Canadians who have made significant contributions in assisting disabled citizens to achieve a more rewarding lifestyle. The firm could not be more proud of Bernard's accomplishments. He truly represents Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers' mission.

Canadian Disability Hall of Fame Award

The first and only Canadian Personal Injury lawyer to receive this prestigious honour

In October 2015, Bernard Gluckstein was recognized for his work to advance the causes of the disabled, by adding another prestigious accolade to his title when he was inducted into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame. Each year the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons recognizes outstanding Canadians who make extraordinary contributions to enriching the quality of life for people with physical disabilities. Gluckstein Lawyers would like to congratulate Bernard on this esteemed achievement, his living legacy of giving back and making a difference is truly remarkable. We are honoured to work alongside him.

Tribute, Hall of Fame Slideshow

LEXPERT Zenith Award

In 2014, the LEXPERT Zenith Award for the Leading Lawyer in Practice Excellence was awarded to Charles Gluckstein in recognition of his thought leadership, and for setting new standards for the Personal Injury Bar.

Charles was the only Personal Injury Lawyer in his category to receive this honour.

"Zenith Winners are carefully and thoughtfully selected by an Advisory Board comprising some of Canada's most respected Bar leaders."

This notable award is given to those who set new standards for their profession, in particular those who make important contributions in the form of thought leadership in their community.

The achievements of lawyers who have advanced the aspirations of their firms, companies, departments, faculties, profession, colleagues and/or communities in a particular area of practice. Award winners may include law firm practitioners, in-house counsel, judges, academics and other legal thought leaders who are also outstanding role models for other lawyers." —

We at Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers are proud and excited to share this momentous achievement with Charles as it honours and highlights the values we strive for as a firm.


Canada’s Leading Lawyers, Personal Injury

The Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory profiles leading practitioners across Canada. The identification of leading practitioners and firms is based upon a comprehensive annual Survey, which has been ongoing since 1994. The lawyers named on the Lexpert Survey have been recommended by their law firm leaders to be so named. They are acknowledged as leaders in their respective fields, lawyers prominent in their practice areas and professional organizations, and lawyers otherwise enjoying significant recognition from their colleagues.

Law Society of Upper Canada

Certified Specialists in Civil Litigation

Bernard Gluckstein and Charles Gluckstein have each been recognized by the Law Society of Upper Canada as Certified Specialists and leaders in Civil Litigation.

The Certified Specialist acquires the requisite skills and knowledge to qualify for certification as a specialist in a given practice area.

Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent Lawyers

Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ reflect a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

Bernard L. Gluckstein has received a AV Preeminent® rating of 5.0

AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

The General Ethical Standards rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. Those lawyers who meet the "Very High" criteria of General Ethical Standards can proceed to the next step in the ratings process - Legal Ability.

Legal Ability ratings are based on performance in five key areas, rated on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest). These areas are:

  • Legal Knowledge - Lawyer's familiarity with the laws governing his/her specific area of practice(s)
  • Analytical Capabilities - Lawyer's creativity in analyzing legal issues and applying technical knowledge
  • Judgment - Lawyer's demonstration of the salient factors that drive the outcome of a given case or issue.
  • Communication Ability - Lawyer's capability to communicate persuasively and credibly
  • Legal Experience - Lawyer's degree of experience in his/her specific area of practice(s)

Best Lawyers International

Top Lawyers in Canada

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

Our lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included on our lists.