John McLeish

Founding PartnerMcLeish Orlando LLPPersonal Injury (Ontario)

John's practice and that of his firm, McLeish Orlando, is dedicated exclusively to representing individuals who have suffered serious personal injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, as well as representing family members in wrongful death cases. He lectures and publishes extensively for various continuing legal education programs on trial advocacy and all matters related to actions for personal injury and wrongful death damages. He is a co-author of four texts on personal injury and trial advocacy. John is a Past President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

John's practice and that of his firm, McLeish Orlando, is dedicated exclusively to representing individuals who have suffered serious personal injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries, as well as representing family members in wrongful death cases. He lectures and publishes extensively for various continuing legal education programs on trial advocacy and all matters related to actions for personal injury and wrongful death damages. He is a co-author of four texts on personal injury and trial advocacy. John is a Past President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

He is named in the National Post's list of "Best Lawyers in Canada". He is recognized in the Lexpert list of Leading Practitioners in Toronto as Most Frequently Recommended and is rated AV (Preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review. John is listed in the Best Lawyers in Canada for Personal Injury Litigation. He has been named as Toronto's Best Lawyer of the Year in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada. As well, he is an elected Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a North American organization which recognizes excellence in trial lawyers. Canadian Lawyer magazine chose McLeish Orlando as one of the top five personal injury firms in Canada.

Education

  • Dalhousie University, LL.B.
  • University of Western Ontario, B.A. (Hons.)

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 1975

Accreditations

  • Certified Specialist, Civil Litigation

Associations

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Past President, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice

Awards & Honours

  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year (Personal Injury Litigation — Toronto), 2013
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year (Insurance Law — Toronto), 2012
  • Best Lawyers in Canada (Personal Injury Litigation)
  • Most Frequently Recommended, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review