Darryl Singer

Darryl Singer
Diamond and Diamond Lawyers
Principal
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 In The News
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 ... 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 ... 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, ... 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  ... 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. The ... 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 ... 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. Even the most ... 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 ... Read more

LSUC should encourage discussion, real change on issue of diversity

Requiring legal professionals to sign a statement of principles on diversity won’t change the issues racialized licensees face in the profession — instead, the Law ... Read more

Proactive response best when facing LSUC complaints

This is part two of a four-part series on navigating complaints to the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC). In this instalment, civil litigator Darryl Singer discusses how lawyers ... Read more

Road to recovery: life after a  professional misconduct complaint

This is part one of a four-part series on navigating complaints to the Law Society of Upper Canada. In this instalment, Toronto-area civil litigator Darryl Singer discusses his ... Read more

'Wellness crisis' brewing for racialized lawyers

For years, the legal profession turned a blind eye to the reality that racialized lawyers experience challenges that are different than those of non-racialized licensees — ... Read more

Law schools need to ensure health, wellness of future lawyers

Although the legal profession is finally opening up about mental health and addiction issues and making positive strides, many law schools in this country continue to lag in this ... Read more

Profession needs new framework around LSUC duty to accommodate

At the intersection of employment legislation and the  Ontario Human Rights Code , employers have a duty to accommodate an employee with a disability — but there is a ... Read more

PI lawyers play a vital role under current claims process

With any insurance claim, a protracted battle starts — and a personal injury lawyer’s role is to fight with your insurer to oblige them to honour the policy, ... Read more

Early wellness intervention crucial for law students

The financial and emotional pressures facing law students and recent graduates can be crushing and could lead to problems later in their careers — which is why it is vital ... Read more

Paralegal family law courses should be standard, LSUC-mandated

Although he broadly supports a motion calling for the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) to introduce several requirements if paralegals are allowed to expand into family law, ... Read more

Lack of mediation at LAT problematic: Singer

The elimination of mandatory mediation under Ontario’s new Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule was a mistake, Toronto-area civil litigator  Darryl Singer tells Law ... Read more

Build better agreements with 'consent to judgment'

One of the best ways to ensure mediation agreements are followed is to build in provisions that require   performance by one party, Toronto-area personal injury lawyer ... Read more

Demons of depression, addiction haunt many lawyers: Singer

More needs to be done to tackle depression and substance abuse among lawyers, Toronto civil litigator Darryl Singer writes in his first wellness column for The Lawyer’s ... Read more

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