Dale Orlando

Dale Orlando
McLeish Orlando LLP
Founding Partner
Personal Injury

A founding partner of Toronto's McLeish Orlando LLP, Dale Orlando acts on behalf of injured people and their families in his critical injury and wrongful death practice.

Mr. Orlando was called to the Ontario Bar in 1996, after receiving his law degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1994 and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from McMaster Unviversity in 1991.

A past-president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Orlando is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Advocates' Society, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Toronto Lawyers Association.

Dale Orlando Posts

Orlando: barring civil juries in Rule 76 claims ‘makes sense’

Recent changes to the Rules of Civil Procedure eliminating civil juries in actions under $200,000 will help streamline the litigation process and make it more affordable for plaintiffs, says Ontario personal injury lawyer Dale Orlando. Read more

Expect social media posts to be produced in injury claim

Private investigators and social media mining are common tactics used by insurance companies to bring the severity or existence of a plaintiff’s injuries into question, says Ontario personal injury lawyer Dale Orlando. Read more

Catastrophic benefit increase favourable to accident victims

News that the province plans to restore the default benefit limit for catastrophic injuries to $2 million is a “step in the right direction,” but it is still not adequate in many cases, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando. Read more

Municipalities' concerns of 'liability chill' unfounded: Orlando

Ontario municipalities’ concerns around the ‘joint and several liability’ rule are overblown and leave innocent victims on the hook for compensation, Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

The sky is falling: the dangers of falling ice

By Dale Orlando and Nicole Fielding Traversing the city during the wintertime is no easy feat. Slush and ice on concrete sidewalks can make for a slippery walking surface that requires constant attention from pedestrians. There is also the risk of falling ice and snow from skyscrapers towering above. Read more

Distracted driving penalties harsh but necessary: Orlando

Ontario’s new distracted driving penalties may be tough, but not in comparison with the cost to “injured innocents,” Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Balancing the risks and benefits: spectator sporting injuries

By Dale Orlando and Taraneh Etemadi The start of a new year is an exciting time for sports fans as the national sports teams up the ante with the NFL playoffs beginning and the NBA and NHL entering the second half of their respective seasons. Read more

McLeish Orlando charity concert raises $21,000 for Holland Bloorview

As part of McLeish Orlando’s annual holiday giving, the firm recently hosted a charity benefit concert featuring pop singer Johnny Orlando, Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

WSIB and motor vehicles: when are employers protected?

By Dale Orlando and Nicole Fielding The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) is an Ontario government agency. Employers contribute to a province-wide insurance fund, from which injured workers may be compensated on a “no-fault” basis. In return for this compensation, however, the employer is shielded from any additional liability. This means that, in most cases, WSIB-registered employers are protected from civil lawsuits, and workers are limited to recovery through benefits under the workers’ compensation scheme. Read more

Home insurance – what you should know

By Dale Orlando and Courtney Stewart Home insurance is one of the most important things you can purchase as a homeowner. While there is no law in Ontario that requires you to have home insurance, most banks will require some level of insurance if you want a mortgage. More importantly, home insurance provides vital protection to your home, family and visitors. Read more

No drawbacks associated with mandatory seatbelts on buses: Orlando

Transport Canada’s recent announcement that it is requiring seatbelts to be installed on highway buses is “long overdue,” Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando tells The Lawyer’s Daily. Read more

Calculating loss of future income for minors

By Dale Orlando and Hudson Chalmers Nothing is more tragic than having a young child injured due to someone else’s negligence. Calculating the child’s damages for their injuries is a similar manner to that of an adult in regards to general damages and attendant care, but with future loss of income and future loss of earning capacity is much more difficult to assess for children. Read more

Jurors' internet research disruptive to entire process: Orlando

It is unrealistic in this day and age to think that jurors won’t conduct their own internet research during a trial, Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

New auto recall rules need to be proactively enforced

The federal government’s new powers to proactively issue motor vehicle recalls is a step in the right direction, Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Ontario passes concussion safety law designed to protect players, educate coaches

TORONTO — Ontario has passed concussion safety legislation designed to protect amateur athletes and educate coaches about the dangers of head injuries, calling the law the first of its kind in the country. Read more