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

System 'stacked' against plaintiffs in MVA litigation

Plaintiffs in personal injury actions arising from motor vehicle accidents face an uphill battle in court, as there are five main ways in which the case is stacked against them from the get-go, Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer writes in Lawyers Weekly . Read more

Apology Act useful tool for diffusing litigation

A recent Superior Court ruling highlights the usefulness of the Apology Act as an advocacy opportunity for the defendant’s counsel, Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer writes in Law Times . Read more

Resist making promises you can't keep

By Darryl Singer . The plaintiff personal injury business is more competitive than ever. Thus, when meeting with a potential personal injury client for the first time, you may well be tempted to make representations as to what you think the case is worth or how quickly you can settle it. I can only assume from the number of times I hear potential clients telling me about their consultations with other firms that this desire to make promises to the clients is rampant. Read more

Law Practice Program a valuable resource for students

As debate continues around the benefits of Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program, Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer — who worked as a mentor and assessor for the recently completed inaugural session — tells Law Times the quality legal skills gained by participants cannot be overlooked in discussions around the program’s merit. Read more

Stay off social media to keep credibility intact

Despite how common it now is to see orders for the production of material from social media sites — with the content to be used as evidence — plaintiffs continue to let their guards down online, putting their credibility in danger, says Toronto personal injury lawyer Darryl Singer. Read more