Loretta P. Merritt

Torkin Manes LLP

151 Yonge St, Suite 1500
Toronto, ON M5C 2W7
Phone: (416)777-5404
Fax: (416) 863-0305
E-mail: lmerritt@torkinmanes.com

Partner in Torkin Manes’ Personal Injury Group. Substantial experience in dealing with abuse and harassment in civil lawsuits and employment cases. Represented hundreds of clients in a variety of historical and recent sexual and physical abuse cases, including abuse by members of clergy, doctors, police officers, teachers, relatives and neighbors. Cases involve institutions such as school boards (public and private), churches, children’s clubs, children’s aid societies, boy scouts, big brothers, group homes and training schools. Represents adults and children, men and women, plaintiffs and defendants. Civil litigation practice also includes traumatic injury litigation (motor vehicle cases, medical malpractice, and products liability). Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada for personal injury litigation and Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent peer review rated. In 2012, presented with the Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of contributions to Canada in representing abuse survivors. Recipient of the Litigation Counsel of America’s inaugural Peter Perlman Service Award in 2013 — this award recognizes LCA Fellows who have contributed in meaningful ways to society by giving their time and resources in an effort to improve the lives of others.

Year Called to the Bar:1987 (ON)
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