David J. Levy
David’s practice is devoted to personal injury litigation on behalf of seriously injured accident victims. He has conducted numerous Trials in our Courts, and Arbitrations before The Financial Services Commission of Ontario. Pragmatic by nature, David believes that it is the needs of his clients and their long-term quality of life that are central, above all else.
David has spent almost his entire career at HSH; first as an associate, and as a partner since 2004. Now, as managing partner of the firm, he continues to uphold HSH’s long-standing values and dedication to our clients.
David holds membership and leadership roles in several professional associations and is regularly invited to speak and lecture at their events and seminars. He has lectured on insurance law at Osgoode Hall Law School and is an occasional contributor on CFRB 1010. David is recognized by Lexpert and Best Lawyer Canada as a leading lawyer in personal injury litigation.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Cipriani v. Chang & Chang, 2013 ONSC 7624
State Farm v. Bunyan, 2013 ONSC 6670
J.K. v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company, 2011 FSCO A10-001397
Kayhan v. Greve, 2011 ONSC 872
Bunyan et al. v. Enns et al, 2010 ONSC 216
Daniel Cole v. Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, 2005 FSCO A04-001504
Allstate Insurance Company of Canada v. Daniel Cole, Appeal 2003 P10-00016
Daniel Cole v. Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, 2001 FSCO A99-000366
Settlements and Verdicts
Client Reunion Videos
Alison was hit by a car while standing on a sidewalk which resulted in losing her ability to walk. David made it possible to provide Alison with years of rehabilitation so that she can walk again. Their touching reunion (video).
Despite a significant emotional illness, Beulah was denied long-term disability benefits from the very insurance company she had a working relationship with. David took on her insurance company, fought for her benefits and got her life back. Their touching reunion (video).
Serious Slip And Fall Accidents at Nursing Homes, HSH Blog, September 2017
HSH Partners Recommended By Their Peers in Lexpert, HSH Blog, May 2017
What To Do After A Car Accident In Ontario, HSH Blog, February 2017
Driverless Cars: A Brave New World, HSH Blog, February 2017
Test Drive Before You Buy: But, Are You Covered In Case of A Car Accident?, HSH Blog, November 2016
Ageless Safety: Tips for Seniors Driving After 80, HSH Blog, October 2016
Tips for Better Boat Safety, HSH Blog, August 2016
Speaking & Teaching Engagements
Practical Tips and Substantive Consideration in Adjusting and Managing Files, Ontario Bar Association, March 9, 2017
LAT It Be: Strategic and Tactical Considerations at the Licence Appeal Tribunal, Osgoode Accident Benefits 2017, February 24, 2017
What’s New in Cost Indemnity Protection – To Protect or Not to Protect?, OTLA NLD Conference, February 2, 2017
Tricks of the Trade, Advocates’ Society, January 30, 2015
Know Your Rights, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario Peer Support Program, January 29, 2015
Accident Benefits: The Latest Law and the Future of FSCO, Osgoode Hall Law School, March 27, 2014
Litigating the Claim: Accident Benefits, Osgoode Professional Development, November 15, 2012
The Role Of The Family Doctor In The Chronic Pain Case, Osgoode Professional Development, November 24, 2011
Answers To Questions Posed Post-OSOT, Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists Seminar, June, 2011
Effective Case Screening, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, May 26, 2011
Tickler And Time Management Systems, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, May 26, 2011
Litigating Chronic Pain, Osgoode Professional Development, March 24, 2010
Personal, Industry and Community Activity
Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1999
LLB, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 1997
BCL, McGill University, Faculty of Law, 1997
BA, McGill University, 1993
Honors and Awards
Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory – Repeatedly Recommended in Personal Injury Law
Professional Associations and Memberships
Ontario Bar Association
Toronto Lawyers Association
The Advocates’ Society
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
David J. Levy’s Team
Among the best in Canada
Since 2011 Canadian Lawyer Magazine rated us one of the top personal injury law firms in Canada. Why? With more than 30 years experience helping accident victims and their families, we understand the laws that affect your rights to compensation because we’ve helped shape those laws in favour of accident victims.
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