Darryl Singer is Head of the Commercial and Civil Litigation Practice Group at Diamond & Diamond Lawyers LLP.
Darryl has practised at all levels of court in Ontario and has gained significant motions and trial experience over 25 years of practice. His practice encompasses all manner of civil litigation with a particular emphasis on business disputes; injunctions; debt collection and enforcement; employment law; and personal injury.
In addition to teaching at Osgoode in the International LLM programme, he also will be teaching in the JD programme this year. He has been a trial advocacy instructor, skills assessor and mentor in Ryerson University’s Law Practice Program since its inception five years ago.
He is the author of two textbooks on personal injury law published by Emond Publishing and a regular contributor both as author and interview subject in Law Times and The Lawyers Daily. He is also a frequent media contributor, has written for or appeared in The Globe and Mail, Huffington Post, National Post, Toronto Sun, CFRB1010 and CBC Radio.
He has gained particular renown in the legal profession and beyond for his outspoken approach in his articles and speeches detailing his personal descent into and recover from narcotic addiction.
He is a frequent speaker for various organizations on wellness issues including the Law Society of Ontario, the Advocates Society, and here at Osgoode. He writes the monthly Wellness Column columnist for The Lawyers Daily.
Darryl also does a significant amount of pro bono work, both through Pro Bono Law Ontario, and privately. He estimates that approximately 10% of his billable time each year is devoted to legal services for clients who are either indigent and/or suffering from addiction and mental health issues.
Darryl sits on the boards of the Osgoode Hall Alumni Association and the York Region Law Association (where he is also chair of the civil litigation committee). He is also a member of the advocacy committee of the Toronto Lawyers Association and is a peer volunteer with the Members’ Assistance Program. There was also instrumental in being the Alumni Association liaison to establish an alumni student matching program for students dealing with mental health and substance for students in Christ’s Osgoode students in crisis.
Darryl prides himself on the fact that the courses he teaches at Osgoode have absolutely no theoretical element and are based on actually learning the practise of law in the real world.
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