Since his call to the bar in 2014, Michael has appeared as counsel at every level of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal. He appeared as counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2015. He is published in the areas of personal injury law and accident benefits litigation.
Michael has experience handling a wide variety of personal injury cases, including cases involving traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries as well as serious orthopedic injuries. He also has experience handling complicated wrongful death, medical malpractice, and recreational and sports related cases.
Michael graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2013 where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. He won numerous awards and accolades for his legal writing and advocacy, including 1st place in the Davies Ward Philips Vineberg LLP national moot court competition. He served as a peer mentor and volunteered with Lawyers Feed the Hungry.
Prior to law school, Michael obtained extensive training in the health sciences, helping him understand the medical problems involved in serious personal injury cases, particularly those involving traumatic brain injuries. He was awarded a Master of Science degree from the Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen’s University in 2010 and has delivered presentations and lectures on a variety of neuroscience topics at national and international conferences in the academic community.
Michael began his legal career working for a prominent insurance defence firm in downtown Toronto. He chose to leave this practice and devote his work exclusively to helping injured people and their families in 2015.
Outside of work, Michael enjoys playing hockey and travelling. He is member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Advocates’ Society and American Association for Justice.
To learn more about Michael’s practice, please visit https://www.mcleishorlando.com/lawyers/michael-warfe/