David Lackman | Personal Injury Lawyer

David is firmly committed to achieving outstanding results for

for his injured and disabled clients and their families

through his attentiveness and dedication to clients’ needs,

and his passion for persuasive advocacy of his clients’ rights.


David graduated with Honours from Montreal’s McGill University in 1978. He next received his Juris Doctorate degree, cum laude, from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. In 1982 he was admitted by the Supreme Court of California to practice as an Attorney and Counsellor-at-Law in the courts of California. After receiving his Certificate of Qualification through the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, in 1985 David was admitted by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public.

His litigation practice now extends over 30 years, encompassing serious and complex personal injury and disability claims, wrongful death claims, criminal injuries compensation, and proceedings before the Financial Services Commission and Pension Appeals Board. David has achieved outstanding results in personal injury claims against some of the country’s largest corporations, including railways.

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Disability Claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death Claims
Certified Legal Specialties, Honours and Awards
  • Law Society of Upper Canada, Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public,1985
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, "Distinguished Service Award", 2004,
    • In recognition of his furthering the justice ideals of the organization
  • Dean Edgell Award, 2008
    • In recognition of promoting the goals of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association through his significant contributions and excellence in legal writing, continuing legal education, and leadership activities.
  • Martindale-Hubbell Award
    • Peer-rated internationally as "Distinguished" for legal abilities and ethical standards
  • Best Lawyers® International, Listed in Best Lawyers in Canada, 2017
Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 1985
  • California, 1982
  • Supreme Court of California, 1982


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California | J.D. cum laude
  • Montreal’s McGill University - 1978 | Honors: With High Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), Member
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Journal, Chair, Editorial Board, 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Active Member
  • The Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
  • Toronto Lawyers Association, Member


  • Writes and edits extensively for legal journals
  • Radio broadcast guest on CFRB’s Law Talk
  • Guest Speaker (Insurance litigation and other practice-related topics)
    • The Advocates’ Society
    • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
    • Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development