Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP – Personal Injury Law – David J. Levy

David J. Levy

Managing Partner

Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP – Personal Injury Law – David J. Levy


Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP – Best Lawyers Canada – David J. LevyHowie, Sacks & Henry LLP – Personal Injury Law – LExpert Ranked Lawyer

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.

When I was invited to join the firm when it began, I knew HSH would be creating a small, collegial environment with senior lawyers who truly care about the needs of their clients. And that, I am pleased to say, is exactly the kind of firm we have become.

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.

Practice Focus

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Professional Success

Representative Cases

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

Lawyer Referrals

Client Testimonials

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).

Thought Leadership

Speaking & Teaching Engagements

Understanding the Healing Brain: How Neuroplasticity is Changing the way Brain Injury Survivors find Help and Hope, May 24, 2017

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

Name Title
Claudeen HudsonAssistant to David J. Levy416-649-7657
Lesley TersigniLaw Clerk416-361-0177
Orit WinklerLaw Clerk416-361-7559
Tonia JiaoAssistant to Orit Winkler416-361-7576

Claudeen Hudson
Assistant to David J. Levy

Lesley Tersigni
Law Clerk

Orit Winkler
Law Clerk

Tonia Jiao
Assistant to Orit Winkler

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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