Michael Lesage

Michael Lesage
FIRM:
Michael's Law Firm
POSITION:
Sole Practitioner
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Commercial Litigation, Insurance, Personal Injury
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Michael Lesage, sole practitioner of Michael’s Law Firm in Toronto, focuses mainly on commercial and business litigation.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Western University in 2003, Mr. Lesage earned his Doctor of Law from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2006. He was called to the Florida Bar in 2006 and the Ontario Bar in 2012.

Working in Pittsburgh and Florida in the areas of personal injury, commercial litigation, professional malpractice and insurance, Mr. Lesage regularly handled matters for doctors, business owners, and community residents at arbitration, trial, and on appeal.

Since moving back home to Southern Ontario in 2012, Mr. Lesage’s practice has continued to focus primarily on litigation.

His legal practice includes business litigation, professional negligence/malpractice claims, personal injury, and insurance coverage disputes.

He has represented clients in front of the Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court, Small Claims Court, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

Michael Lesage Posts

Suing your lawyer not a do-it-yourself affair

By Michael Lesage . In 2006, a woman was injured in a car accident. Subsequently, she retained a lawyer to pursue damages against the driver of the vehicle. Read more

LSO allowing greater supply of lawyers despite static demand: Lesage

Adding another law school in Ontario will mean more lawyers chasing too few clients, Toronto litigator Michael Lesage tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Title insurance covers building defects

By Michael Lesage . This recent case is illustrative of the breadth of coverage afforded to Ontario homeowners through title insurance. In that case, an individual purchased a cottage in 1999. Read more

Court finds title insurer liable for structural deficiencies

A recent Superior Court decision that found title insurance covered improper and uninspected construction by the previous owners of a house should be comforting to Ontario homeowners, Toronto litigator Michael Lesage tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

LSO's battle against Groia a poor use of resources

The Supreme Court of Canada’s decision following an 11-year battle against a “rude” lawyer illustrates how the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has some of its priorities wrong, Toronto litigator Michael Lesage tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Ruling highlights 'absurd mess' of threshold test

An Ontario Superior Court decision overruling a jury’s award to a woman injured in a motor vehicle accident will only drive up the cost of personal injury court battles, Toronto litigator Michael Lesage tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Lesage: LSO bencher structure 'too unwieldy'

Discussions to cut the number of Law Society of Ontario (LSO) benchers is a long overdue move that may lead to more efficiencies across the board, Toronto civil litigator Michael Lesage tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Court of Appeal affirms occupier’s liability

By Michael Lesage . In Ontario, the occupier of property is under a statutory duty to: Read more

LSO should tread carefully around contingency fees

Recommendations put forward by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) to regulate contingency fees could block access to justice for those who can’t otherwise afford legal representation, says Toronto civil litigator Michael Lesage. Read more

Lesage: court puts insurance industry ‘on notice’

An Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision ordering an insurance company to pay full indemnity costs of $72,000 sends a strong message to the industry, Toronto litigator Michael Lesage tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

LSO boldly leaps into the '20th Century'

Now that the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) has dropped “Upper Canada” from its name, Toronto litigator Michael Lesage tells AdvocateDaily.com the regulator might want to look at modernizing other aspects of the profession. Read more

Ontario’s justice system inches towards the digital age

The announcement by Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi on a plan to modernize the provincial justice system is a welcome step forward, says Toronto litigator Michael Lesage. Read more

NAFTA's collapse could trigger a ripple effect of lawsuits

If the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump succeeds in scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), there will likely be a flood of legal issues and lawsuits over existing contracts, says Toronto litigator Michael Lesage. Read more

Insurance coverage issues after you’ve been sued in Ontario

By Michael Lesage . In this article, I will discuss what you need to know about being sued in Ontario and how your insurance policy will come into play, including what to do if your insurance company denies coverage or asks you to sign a non-waiver agreement. Read more

Disproportionate litigation not in the public interest

A recent seven day small claims trial plus an appeal to the Divisional Court over a $10,000.00 dispute is an example of a waste of judicial resources, says Toronto litigator Michael Lesage. Read more