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

Driverless cars could be coming soon to Ontario roads

TORONTO — Ontario drivers could soon find themselves motoring along the highway next to a car with no one in the driver's seat. Read more

Drink-drive limit debate must put safety first

Safety must come first for lawmakers considering a cut to the legal blood-alcohol limit, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando. Read more

Canada Day weekend: fireworks safety

By Dale Orlando and Nicole Fielding , summer student. The Canada Day weekend is fast approaching, and with this year being Canada’s 150 th birthday, it is a special time to celebrate. Fireworks can be a fun and exciting activity to enjoy with family and friends, but they can also be dangerous and unpredictable when handled incorrectly. Improper use of pyrotechnics can result in serious burns and personal injuries. If you choose to host your own fireworks show, there are a number of things to keep in mind to ensure a fun and safe fireworks display. Read more

Managing risk for children's sporting activities is essential

Organizations offering athletic activities to children and teenagers should take reasonable steps to ensure policies are in place and staff are trained to mitigate the risk of injury, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando . Read more

Stem cell therapy shows promise for paralyzed victims

New stem cell research is “a step in the right direction” for those suffering from spinal cord injuries, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando . Read more

Marijuana use and its impact on road safety

With the legalization of cannabis on the Canadian horizon, drivers should be aware of the dangerous impact smoking it could have on road safety, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando . Read more

Distracted walking can lead to devastating injuries

Walking down busy city streets with your eyes glued to your phone can have serious — if not deadly — consequences, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando . Read more

Reducing the anxiety of experts called to testify

With fewer personal injury cases going to trial, experts who may be called to testify are more likely to feel anxious or unprepared to take the stand, says Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando . Read more

Orlando juggles busy critical injury practice with kids' online success

It all started with his son Johnny Orlando's innocent Justin Bieber cover on YouTube. READ more in Precedent Magazine. Read more

Cyclists must go extra mile to protect themselves in a crash

Typically it's drivers of cars who are responsible for most collisions with bicycles... Read more

Orlando to chair webinar on SABS changes

Toronto critical injury lawyer Dale Orlando will chair an upcoming practical strategies webinar, aimed at helping participants understand and plan for imminent changes to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS). Read more

Spring start-up

By Dale Orlando . I know how exciting springtime can be for motorcycle riders in Ontario. Unlike those riders who live in parts of the world where they can ride year-round, Ontarians have a limited riding season. With spring finally here, riders across the province are itching to get back on their motorcycles. As a bike enthusiast myself, I know how exciting the first ride of the season can be, but from being a personal injury lawyer in Toronto, I also know that the spring season can be one of the most dangerous times of year for riders. Read more

Insurance reductions for accident victims to have 'devastating' impact

Reductions to accident benefits coming to Ontario this spring will have a “devastating” impact on people who suffer serious injuries in car crashes — leaving taxpayers to fund the difference, Toronto personal injury lawyer Dale Orlando tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Field trip safety

By Dale Orlando . As a father of four children, I know that field trips are an exciting part of every school year. For the most part, my kids and their friends are eager to escape the classroom to experience learning in a more hands-on environment from time to time. However, venturing away from the typical school routine also introduces safety concerns that need to be considered by teachers, parents and students themselves. Read more

Effects of injury on the developing brain

By Dale Orlando . Tragically, children and youth make up a large percentage of those who suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in North America. According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, the two age groups at greatest risk for TBI are 0-4 and 15-19. Suffering a brain injury during the developmental period presents unique challenges and can have serious, long-term consequences on brain development. Read more