Darryl Singer

Darryl Singer
Diamond and Diamond Lawyers
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

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

New accident benefit dispute regime burdens applicants, law firms

A new system that came into effect April 1 will see accident benefits disputes head to the Licensing Appeals Tribunal (LAT) instead of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) — but as Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer tells Law Times , he already has a number of key concerns with the new process. Read more

Local lawyers, paralegals valuable to sole practitioner network

Networking is an essential component of starting a law firm, and can include establishing key relationships with other local legal professionals, Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer tells Lawyers Weekly . Read more

Case shows importance of details in contingency fee agreements

A judge’s recent decision to not approve a law firm’s contingency fee agreement after ruling that it was not “fair or reasonable” provides important lessons for personal injury lawyers when it comes to making sure their agreements comply with the Solicitors Act, Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer tells Legal Feeds . Read more

Accident investigation policy new 'line of defence' for insurers

A new Toronto Police Service policy to stop investigating minor car accidents at the scene will likely give insurance companies more opportunities to dispute liability, ultimately affecting compensation for injured parties, Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer tells Lawyers Weekly . Read more

Ontario's Licence Appeal Tribunal raises barriers for car accident victims

People hurt in a car accident who want to dispute an insurance claim denial will now find it more difficult to find representation and get the money they deserve under Ontario’s new auto insurance dispute resolution system, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer . Read more

Liability denials likely after Toronto cops end minor crash probes

A decision by the Toronto police to stop attending minor crashes could make it easier for parties to deny fault and liability — raising barriers for people who are hurt in an accident, personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer tells AdvocateDaily.com . WATCH CityNews . Read more

Toronto lawyer writes practical guide to accident benefits

Lawyers and insurance adjusters now have a new reference on the theory behind accident benefits law and, more importantly, how to apply it, says Toronto personal injury lawyer and author Darryl Singer . Read more

'Lost income' part of award payable to bankruptcy trustee

If a plaintiff is an undischarged bankrupt during a tort personal injury action, you will be required to obtain a release from their trustee in bankruptcy before disbursing settlement funds, Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer writes in Lawyers Weekly . Read more

ATE insurance resolves plaintiff intimidation over trial costs

For plaintiffs who might not otherwise be able to risk an adverse costs award by going to trial, the advent of after-the-event (ATE) insurance in Ontario has levelled the playing field, Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer tells Law Times . Read more

Flood of special award claims unlikely to follow rare ruling

A recent Financial Services Commission of Ontario ruling to grant a special punitive award against an insurance company for its handling of a client’s application for catastrophic impairment is unlikely to open the floodgates to a rash of special award claims, Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer tells Law Times . Read more

Consumer insurance bureau would offer education, protection

Introducing a consumer insurance bureau in Ontario that would educate, protect and advocate for consumers in the province would be a welcome move given the raft of changes to benefits over the last decade, Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer writes in Law Times. Read more

Both sides of prejudgment interest debate have merit

While the monetary difference between old and new prejudgment interest rate rules isn’t substantial, the overall issue for insurance companies is, Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer tells Law Times . Read more

Saskatchewan overhauls auto injury coverage

REGINA – The Saskatchewan government is moving forward with changes to its auto injury coverage that it says will help people after a crash. Read more