MMW Partner Michael has a broad civil litigation practice with a focus on insurance defence as well as professional liability claims.
It’s ironic that Michael doesn’t put any stock in astrology, because he is a classic Libra: diverse in his interests and devoted to seeing both side of the story. His two-sides-of-the-coin approach extends outside the law – Michael enjoys life in the city as much as his time at the cottage. A keen student of pop culture and sci-fi, Michael is also a skilled paddler, improving golfer, amateur writer, and voracious reader.
Insurance defence litigation
Plaintiff personal injury
LL.B., Queen’s University, 2001
B.A. (Honours), Queen’s University, 1998
B.Sc., Queen’s University, 1997
Hosseinkhani v. QK Fitness Inc., 2019 ONCA 718 (CanLII)
Michael successfully moved to dismiss a personal injury action on summary judgment, before the examinations for discovery, and the motion decision was upheld by a panel of three judges at the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Toscano v. Anselmo, 2019 ONSC 5420 (CanLII)
On one of his numerous retainers to assist a lawyer, Michael was successful on a motion to restore an action to the trial list.
Ivany v. Canadian Western Trust Company, 2013 ONSC 6969 (CanLII)
Michael was co-counsel on a certification motion on behalf of the plaintiff class concerning an investment scheme, which was successfully defended on a defendant’s motion to appeal.