Loretta P. Merritt
Partner

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
 
 
 

Substantial experience in dealing with sexual abuse and harassment in civil lawsuits and employment cases. Represented hundreds of clients in historical and recent abuse cases, including abuse by clergy, doctors, police officers, teachers, relatives and neighbours. 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. Civil litigation practice also includes traumatic injury litigation. Recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada and Martindale-Hubbell AV pre-eminent rating. On the Board of Directors of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA). In 2012, presented with the Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to Canada in representing abuse survivors. Recipient of the Litigation Counsel of America’s inaugural Peter Perlman Service Award in 2013 for meaningful contributions to society by giving time and resources in an effort to improve the lives of others. Recipient of the 2018 OTLA’s John A. McLeish Award, which honours a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the goals of a fair trial and access to justice. Since its inception almost 20 years ago, only 7 other people have received this award.


Year Called to the Bar:1987 (ON)
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