The Best Lawyers® in Canada 2021 - Highlighting our Selected Lawyers

Six Lawyers Nominated for Best Lawyer
The Best Lawyers® in Canada 2021 nominees are selected and recognized based on peer reviews. It is the opinion and participation of leading lawyers within the same geographical and legal practice area who nominate their colleagues based on their professional abilities. We are proud to announce that six lawyers from our firm were nominated for the 15th Edition of The Best Lawyers® in Canada 2021, along with 5,000 of their peer-selected colleagues around Canada. They have been nominated in the category of Personal Injury Litigation. Ballots for the nominations of 15th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 are out now and we hope you will consider showing your support for those in the Gluckstein Lawyers team who are being recognized. Please find those nominated below, along with a snapshot into what they have achieved to be nominated for this incredible honour: Bernard L. Gluckstein’s commitment to advocating for the most vulnerable victims, both during and after their trial, continues to be at the heart of our firm.  His support of the medical and disabled community spans over 58 years and today he is still a driving force, providing executive and financial support to many non-profit organizations across Ontario, as well as being the director of the ParaSport Ontario which has made significant strides in helping those with disability live with dignity. Charles E. Gluckstein continues to drive our firm towards innovation, and hold the firm belief of helping our clients restore the balance in their lives through proper representation and maximizing their rehabilitation. Since his call to the Ontario Bar in 1999, Charles Gluckstein has embraced technological advancements and has worked tirelessly to modernize his practice to meet the challenges of our times. This, in turn, has allowed him to lead his team of lawyers, licenced paralegals and support staff efficiently while prioritizing and maximizing client outcomes. Specializing in civil litigation, specifically neuro-trauma, medical malpractice and personal injury cases, Charles has also been instrumental in a precedent-setting Court of Appeal ruling, where the procedure of partial Summary Judgement was applied. David Lackman has tirelessly worked to support his clients and has achieved successful results for the past 35 years. His litigation practice encompasses serious and complex personal injury and disability claims and wrongful death claims. David has achieved outstanding results in personal injury claims against some of the country’s largest corporations, including railways. He is a frequently-invited guest speaker at legal seminars and conferences on trial practice, and for the past 20 years has served as the Chair of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. At our firm, his dedication and experience continue to be instrumental in the development of our malpractice division. Sandev Purewal was called to the Ontario Bar in 2001 and is an experienced litigation lawyer in the areas of serious personal injury and disability insurance, while also having addressed a wide range of civil and commercial litigation matters. The Law Society of Upper Canada certified him as a Specialist in Civil Litigation in 2017. He has appeared as counsel before the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Appeal, Financial Services Commission of Ontario and the Tax Court of Canada. Sandev is currently a member of the OTLA Board of Directors (2015-date), Past-President (2010-2013) and Director (2007-2009) of the Brain Injury Association of Peel & Halton (BIAPH), as well as being actively involved in other community activities, such as leading the "Helmets on Kids" project in Peel since 2007, which provides free bicycle helmets to children in need. Jonathan Burton joined the firm in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario in June 2006, and returned to the firm to carry out his articles-at-law. Following his call to the Ontario Bar in June 2007, Jonathan assumed his current position of senior lawyer at Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers. Jonathan restricts his practice to insurance litigation including Personal Injury, disability matters, occupier's liability, medical malpractice and product liability. Jonathan has always been driven by a passion to help those in need, which fuelled his decision to pursue a legal career representing injured persons and their families. Prior to commencing his legal studies, in 2003 Jonathan attained a Bachelor of Administrative and Commercial Studies degree in Organizational and Human Resources, also at the University of Western Ontario. He has an outstanding ability to communicate with and understand his clients and their needs. Jan Marin joined the firm in 2010.  She received her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Western Ontario in June 2009. Over her 10 years at Gluckstein Lawyers Jan has developed a specialized practice in medical malpractice and professional liability. Jan is currently the co-chair of the medical malpractice section of the Ontario Trial Lawyers and was recently elected to the Board of Directors. Jan currently volunteers her time with Pro-Bono Ontario and for the Ontario Justice Education Network.  She is a member of the Advocates Society, Medico-Legal Society of Toronto, Ontario Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association. Your support means so much to us, and it is an honour to have representatives of our firm once again acknowledged for their dedication to clients and upholding our promise of full-circle care for all who walk through our doors. Thank you for all of us at the Gluckstein office. Interested in learning more about our Gluckstein Lawyers family? Visit our website’s About Us page, or drop by the Our Team page to browse our team members’ biographies.


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