John A. McLeish CS

John A. McLeish CS


McLeish Orlando LLP

Recognized since 2006

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Practice Areas

Insurance Law

Medical Negligence

Personal Injury Litigation

Product Liability Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Product Liability Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Insurance Law
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John’s practice and that of his firm, McLeish Orlando LLP, is dedicated exclusively to representing individuals who have suffered serious personal injuries, including traumatic brain injury and spinal cord damage. John also represents family members in wrongful death cases.

John is a frequent lecturer and is published widely on continuing legal education programs on trial advocacy and matters related to actions for personal injury and wrongful death damages. He is a co-author of four textbooks on Personal Injury and Trial Advocacy.

John served as a past president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and is named in the National Post’s list of Best Lawyers in Canada. He is also recognized in Lexpert’s list of Leading Practitioners in Toronto as Most Frequently Recommended and is rated AV (Pre-eminent) by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review.

Most recently John was named Toronto’s 2013 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation by Best Lawyers in Canada. He was also named Toronto’s Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada. As well, John is an elected Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a North American organization which recognizes excellence in trial lawyers.

Furthermore, Canadian Lawyer Magazine chose McLeish Orlando LLP as one of the top five personal injury law firms in Canada.

Location

  • 369 Queen St. E., Suite 301A
    Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 1Z4
    Canada

Languages

  • English

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, The Law Society of Upper Canada

Affiliations

  • Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers - Elected
  • Ontario Brain Injury Association - Past Director
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association - Past President

McLeish Orlando LLP
Headquarters: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

7 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

Full Firm Profile

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - Product Liability Law Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2013 - Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2012 - Insurance Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Product Liability Law, Toronto, Canada (2017)
  • Personal Injury Litigation, Toronto, Canada (2013)
  • Insurance Law, Toronto, Canada (2012)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:

  • Insurance Law
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Product Liability Law

Special Focus

  • Medical Negligence
  • Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability

Awards:

  • Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Lexpert Ranked
  • Toronto’s 2013 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation by Best Lawyers in Canada
  • Toronto’s 2012 Lawyer of the Year in Insurance Law by Best Lawyers in Canada

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