David Lackman

Senior Counsel
  • He / Him / His


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. In 1985, David was admitted by the Law Society of Ontario as a Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public.

His litigation practice now extends over 40 years, encompassing serious and complex personal injury and disability claims, and wrongful death claims. David has achieved outstanding results against some of the country’s largest corporations, including railways.


  • McGill University, Honours, Montreal, 1978
  • Southwestern University School of Law, J.D. Cum Laude, Los Angeles, 1982 

Awards & Recognition.

  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Distinguished Service Award, 2004
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Dean Edgell Award, 2008
  • Martindale-Hubbell rated “Distinguished”
  • Acknowledged in Best Lawyers in Canada, Since 2017

Professional Involvement.

  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), Member
  • Chair, Editorial Board, Journal of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, 2003 – Present
  • The Law Society of Ontario, Member
  • The Advocates’ Society, Member
  • Toronto Lawyers Association, Member
  • Guest Speaker (Insurance litigation):
    • The Advocates’ Society
    • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
    • Osgoode Hall Law School, Professional Development
    • Federated Press, Disability Claim Management Program
    • CFRB Radio’s “Law Talk”

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