Darryl Singer

Darryl Singer
FIRM:
Diamond and Diamond Lawyers
POSITION:
Principal
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Civil Litigation, Personal Injury

Toronto-area civil litigator Darryl Singer focuses his practice on regulatory issues involving license appeal tribunals. He also represents those involved in personal injury matters.

Mr. Singer graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1991 and, after articling at a small downtown firm, was called to the Ontario bar in 1993.

Mr. Singer has extensive experience on motions, trials, discoveries, mediations and arbitrations and has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario — Small Claims, Superior Court, Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal — as well as numerous government tribunals, municipal councils, and professional regulatory bodies.

He has taught courses and seminars for a number of professional organizations, private clients, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), Canadian Bar Association, George Brown College, Paralegal Society of Ontario, LSG College of Law, Ontario Paralegal Network, and the Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto.

Mr. Singer has also taught both civil litigation as well as the ethics and practice management module for the LSO’s Bar Admission Course for a number of years. He now teaches civil litigation, advocacy, professional ethics, and practice management at the Ryerson University Law Practice Program.

He is a director, volunteer writer, speaker, and peer counsellor with Lawyers Helping Lawyers (formerly the Ontario Lawyers’ Assistance Program); volunteer duty counsel with Pro Bono Law Ontario and The Advocates’ Society; and treasurer and assistant coach of his son’s baseball team.

Mr. Singer is a member of the LSO, The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, and Ontario Bar Association.

Darryl Singer Posts

Understanding class-action lawsuits

Class-action lawsuits provide a “low risk” option for those seeking justice, says Toronto civil litigator Darryl Singer, who is leading the Capital One database breach claim. Read more

Court system upgrade needed as much as class-action reform

The need to improve the court system gets lost in talk of reform of Ontario’s class-action laws, says Toronto civil litigator Darryl Singer. Read more

Hire a lawyer when facing a LSO investigation: Singer

Even the best litigators need someone to advocate for them at Law Society of Ontario (LSO) disciplinary hearings, says Toronto civil litigator Darryl Singer. Read more

School boards need to address growing bullying issue: Singer

Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer says his growing file of lawsuits against school boards is proof that not enough is being done to address racism and bullying. Read more

LSO needs 'diverse mix' of experience: bencher candidate Singer

It’s time for a Law Society of Ontario (LSO) Convocation that “represents the profession as a whole,” bencher candidate Darryl Singer , a Toronto civil and commercial litigator, tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Inaction could cost school boards in bullying cases

School boards that fail to act on warning signs could find themselves liable for bullying and hazing incidents on site, Toronto civil and commercial litigator Darryl Singer tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Class action opt-outs a growing trend

Opting out of a class action is sometimes the best strategy for potential claimants, Toronto civil and commercial litigator Darryl Singer tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Lawyers' lack of experience, civility a disservice to the profession

When a client has a case that is most certainly going to be lost, counsel has an obligation to persuade them to settle and minimize their damages, Toronto civil and commercial litigator Darryl Singer tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Darryl Singer's media roundup

Toronto-area civil litigator and personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer is frequently called upon by the media to be a trusted source for their news stories, particularly for his focus on cases involving professional misconduct. Read more

SCC's civility decision good news for all lawyers

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision to toss the professional misconduct case against Joseph Groia is good news for him personally and for the profession generally, Toronto civil litigator Darryl Singer tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Dealing with a law society investigation from start to finish

Most lawyers will find themselves the subject of a law society complaint at some stage in their career, Toronto civil litigator Darryl Singer tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Saskatchewan nurse fined for palliative care critique on Facebook loses appeal

REGINA — A nurse who was fined $26,000 for criticizing the quality of care her grandfather received in long-term care has lost her appeal of the penalty. Read more

The folly of self-representation at an LSO hearing

Lawyers facing discipline hearings before a Law Society of Ontario (LSO) tribunal must overcome their often-stubborn tendencies to “go it alone” with their defence, or they risk facing major professional and financial costs, Toronto civil litigator Darryl Singer tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Outside counsel critical for lawyers facing misconduct allegations

In part four of a four-part series on navigating complaints to the Law Society of Ontario, civil litigator Darryl Singer discusses the discipline process. Read more

Co-operation key to resolving misconduct complaints

This is part three of a four-part series on navigating complaints to the Law Society of Ontario. In this instalment, civil litigator Darryl Singer discusses the investigations and discipline process. Read more