100 King St W, Suite 3400, 1 First Canadian Pl, PO Box 130, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1991 (ON)
Co-Head of the Firm's class actions practice, and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Michael represents clients on all issues relating to complex commercial litigation and class proceedings. He has been appointed Special Master by the Superior Court of Justice in three class actions and amicus curiae by the Divisional Court in a major class action appeal in 2016. Since its inaugural 2006 edition, Michael has been named annually in Best Lawyers in Canada and received the 2021 Lawyer of the Year award in Class Action Litigation. He is also named annually in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, and the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada as a leading class action litigation and product liability lawyer, and is ranked in Band One by Chambers & Partners for his expertise in Dispute Resolution: Class Actions. Michael has been recognized as one of the preeminent litigation practitioners in the Province of Ontario by Benchmark Canada, named as a litigation star, and has been named Benchmark "Canadian Class Action Litigator of the Year" in four of the past six years. In 2017, Michael was awarded the highest honour, the Law Society Medal by the Law Society of Upper Canada.