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

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 can best respond when a complaint has been filed against them. 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 work representing lawyers at the Law Society Tribunal, and what inspired his interest in the area. 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 — but the prevalence of these unique hurdles has finally become an accepted fact, Toronto-area civil litigator Darryl Singer writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. 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 sector, Toronto-area civil litigator Darryl Singer writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. 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 question of to how this duty applies to professional regulatory bodies such as law societies, Toronto-area civil litigator Darryl Singer writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. 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, Toronto-area personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. 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 for them to have a safe space for difficult conversations about stress and wellness, Toronto-area civil litigator Darryl Singer writes in The Lawyer’s Daily. 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, Toronto-area civil litigator lawyer Darryl Singer tells The Lawyer’s Daily that the educational component of the proposal should be amended. 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 Times . 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 Darryl Singer tells the Law Times . 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 Daily . Read more

Capping referral fees not beneficial to the public: Singer

A “robust and transparent” referral fee system is beneficial to the public, ensuring clients receive advice from a lawyer who has the right background and knowledge to handle their case, Toronto civil litigator Darryl Singer writes in The Lawyers Daily . Read more

Private member's bill seeks to cap contingency fees

An Ontario private member's bill seeking to cap contingency fees would force some lawyers to revert to an hourly rate, Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer tells The Lawyers Daily . Read more

Clients not impacted by law society cap on referral fees

Although the Law Society of Upper Canada recently announced plans to cap lawyer referral fees, this will have no impact on clients or the fees that they pay their counsel, Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer tells The Night Side on Newstalk 1010. Read more

Help available for lawyers overcoming addiction

Depression, anxiety and addiction to prescription drugs are a real and urgent problem for lawyers, who are three times more likely to suffer from these issues than the general public, Toronto civil litigator Darryl Singer writes in The Globe and Mail . Read more