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
Law change puts accident victims in ‘David and Goliath’ fight

Although recent changes to the law surrounding motor vehicle accidents were made in the name of expedient and fair justice, for a number of reasons, they have left many injured victims unable to find legal representation, Toronto personal injury lawyer  Darryl Singer writes in Lawyers Weekly . Read more

'Run-of-the-mill' personal injury awards lower than most expect

Although some Ontarians may be surprised to find out that settlements for most personal injury cases will not be worth as much as they think, in reality, you don’t want to be injured badly enough to get a large payout, Toronto personal injury lawyer  Darryl Singer tells  The Night Side on Newstalk 1010 . Read more

Peer-to-peer support vital for lawyers facing addiction

For lawyers facing mental health or addiction issues, hearing from other professionals who have been in a similar situation can prove to be one of the most important sources of support, Toronto civil litigator Darryl Singer tells CBC World this Weekend . Read more

Paralegal Cup mock trials showcase student skill, competency

The Paralegal Cup  showcases the skill and competency of paralegal students — and lawyers should take notice, says Toronto civil litigator Darryl Singer . Read more

LAT hearings held in writing 'fundamental denial of justice'

Some of the first decisions from the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) dealing with applications for accident benefits are reinforcing concerns that injured people aren’t getting fair access to justice under the new system, says Toronto civil litigator Darryl Singer . Read more

Assessing damages in a personal injury lawsuit more art than science

The two most common questions I am asked by potential new personal injury clients (and my answers) are: Read more

Accident victims left in lurch by changes to Ontario's auto insurance

People who insurers deem not seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents are finding it increasingly difficult to find lawyers to take on their cases, says Toronto personal injury lawyer  Darryl Singer . Read more

Salmon tartare allergy incident best handled by the civil courts

Criminal charges are unlikely in the case of a Quebec waiter who was arrested after serving salmon tartare to a man with severe allergies, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer . Read more

Toronto street hockey ban 'nothing short of stupid'

Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer is echoing calls for dropping Toronto’s ban on street hockey, urging politicians to “let kids be kids.” Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Blog Read more

Understanding liability in personal injury cases

If you are hurt in a slip and fall in a bank or from spilled hot coffee from a restaurant, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have a viable lawsuit, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer . Read more

Appeal court ruling ensures client receives assessment

The Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision to have an injured appellant’s fee agreements with two law firms reassessed shows that the court felt a need to step in and ensure the client was not deprived of his right to an assessment, even though he urgently needed the money, Toronto personal injury lawyer  Darryl Singer  tells Legal Feeds . Read more

Case shows importance of disclosing connection to lender

Lawyers who have an interest in a litigation lender need to be sure to disclose that relationship to clients, as highlighted in a recent decision that excused a client from paying interest on a loan because she was unaware of a connection between her counsel and the loan company, Toronto personal injury lawyer  Darryl Singer tells Law Times . Read more

Crash victims will be hard hit by June 1 accident benefits reductions

Sweeping reductions to Ontario’s accident benefits system as of... Read more

Criminal conviction can help plaintiff prove civil liability

While a finding of guilt in a criminal proceeding doesn’t guarantee a win for the plaintiff's counsel in a civil case, it does make things easier as the burden of proof has already been met, Toronto personal injury lawyer  Darryl Singer  tells Recovery magazine. Read more

Adverse cost protection helps plaintiffs move case forward

Given that an adverse cost award for a two-week long personal injury trial could be as high as $100,000, it is hard to argue against purchasing a cost protection product for clients, Toronto personal injury lawyer  Darryl Singer  tells Recovery magazine. Read more

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