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Senior Counsel & Lawyer

David Lackman

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Phone | 416.408.4252, Ext.234

Legal Assistant

June Soper

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Phone | 416.408.4252 , Ext.242

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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 Ontario 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 Compensations
  • Disability Claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death Claims

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario, 1985
  • State Bar of California, 1982


  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles | Juris Doctor Cum Laude
  • McGill University, Montreal, 1978 | HONOURS

Honours and Awards of Distinction

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

Professional Associations, Memberships and Volunteering

  • 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, CFRB Radio’s “Law Talk”
  • Guest Speaker (Insurance litigation)
    • The Advocates’ Society
    • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
    • Osgoode Hall Law School, Professional Development
    • Federated Press, Disability Claim Management Program

Published Works

Next Steps in a Wrongful Death Claim