Personal Injury & Insurance Defence Lawyers in Southern Ontario

At Will Davidson LLP, we take pride in understanding both sides of every lawsuit; it is our belief that great lawyers should be able to argue either side to victory. Our history, experience, and flexibility help us achieve successful resolutions for our clients and maintain a tremendous advantage over our competitors.

Gary Will, Managing Partner of Will Davidson LLP, has been recognized as one of Canada’s premier legal experts in the practice of personal injury litigation. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as  a specialist in Civil Litigation, and is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades.

Will Davidson’s team of talented personal injury lawyers specialize in a diverse suite of practice areas, including car accidents, slip and falls, CPP dismissal and denial, property loss, birth injuries, spinal cord injuries and brain injuries resulting from the negligence of others.

Our insurance defence team is led by Certified Specialist Jim Davidson, who is a seasoned negotiator and is regularly retained by some of Canada’s leading insurers to solve complex multi-party disputes. Will Davidson LLP’s dynamic insurance defence team specializes in subrogation, coverage opinions, appeal and co-counsel work, and fire and property loss defence to name a few.

Will Davidson LLP’s lawyers and staff are active within the community and are known to sponsor events and participate in programs to feed the hungry. Stay up to date with our latest news and events here.

If you are currently seeking the help of a lawyer and is interested in having our team asses your case, you can browse some helpful information on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

You can also see what our clients have to say about the Will Davidson experience, and why they recommend Will Davidson LLP to their family and friends.

With offices in Toronto, Oakville, Huntsville,Midland, Lindsay, Bowmanville, Orillia, Whitby, Markham and Burlington, Will Davidson LLP is positioned to assist you with your legal needs.

Will Davidson LLP has been operating as a boutique litigation firm specializing in personal injury and insurance litigation since 1924. In our more than 90 years in business, we have tried thousands of cases including hundreds argued before the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Our firms members have included eight judges, a former Attorney General, and notable insurance defence and personal injury litigators including T.N. Phelan, Justice E.A. Richardson, and Charlie McMillan.
The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself on your part so heartily, that he can get you out of a scrape. Ralph Waldo Emerson

No Fee Guarantee for Our Clients in Southern Ontario

We recognize that many of the people who retain our services have suffered serious personal injury and are already facing many challenges. Choosing the right personal injury lawyer is hard enough. We do not wish to add to that burden so we do not ask our clients to provide an “upfront” retainer to offset fees and disbursements.

We get paid fees and disbursements* except in claims of medical malpractice.

The fees we charge are based upon a percentage of total recovery. The amount of the percentage charged will vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the case and the risks assumed by our law firm. In every case, our retainer is based upon a mutually satisfactory financial arrangement that is fully explained in writing with a case example provided. There are no surprises at the conclusion of the case.

All initial consultations with our lawyers are free.

For a free assessment of your case, get in touch with one of our lawyers by simply clicking here to fill out a form.

History of Our Law Firm in Southern Ontario

  • 1920s – Phelan, Richardson
  • 1930s – Phelan, Richardson & Haines
  • 1940s – Phelan, Richardson, O’Brien & Phelan
  • 1950s – Richardson, MacMillan
  • 1960s – MacMillan, Rooke, MacLennan & Avery
  • 1970s – MacMillan, Rooke, Avery & Forbes
  • 1980s – MacMillan, Rooke, Avery & Boeckle
  • 2000 – MacMillan Rooke Boeckle / Will Barristers
  • 2011 – Will Davidson LLP

WILL DAVIDSON LLP, is one of Ontario’s leading personal injury firms, we are currently not hiring for any positions.

News & Events at Our Law Firm

For latest news & upcoming events please the list below:

September 22- CLE Seminar

On Friday September 22, 2017, Will Davidson LLP will be hosting our annual CLE seminar at 20 Toronto Street. This years series will focus on Diversified Litigation with a variety of speakers including, our lawyers, Justice Archibald, Justice Firestone and key note speaker Tom Vesper. Attendees will be eligible to receive 2.25 Professional Hours and

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June 22- Spinal Cord Injury Ontario

Will Davidson LLP is proud to be a Friendship Sponsor of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario’s community celebration and art exhibition, taking place from 3pm to 8pm on June 22 at the Toronto Botanical Gardens. SCIO helps Ontarians with spinal injuries and other physical disabilities achieve independence, self-reliance, and full community participation. With 16 offices across

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June 20- Toronto Rehab-Golf Classic

On June 20th, our lawyers and staff will participate in the inaugural Toronto Rehab Golf Classic in support of Toronto Rehab’s Hull-Ellis Concussion and Research Clinic. Will Davidson LLP has been a longstanding supporter of Toronto Rehab and the great work it does for injured patients. This event will be held at the prestigious Lebovic

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June 20- Henderson Structured Settlements- Making The Links Golf Classic

On June 20th, Will Davidson LLP lawyers and staff will swing into action at the Henderson Structured Settlements Annual Making the Links Golf Tournament. Heading into its seventh year, this popular event takes place in support of the Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, and the Ontario Brain Injury Association. Participants are treated

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June 10 – Band on the Run – Huntsville

On June 10th, the lawyers and staff in Will Davidson LLP’s Huntsville office will lace up their sneakers and hit the pavement in the annual Band on the Run Muskoka event. The money raised at this musical event will be donated to a variety of charities in the Muskoka area.

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June 2017

Helmets on Kids is a program which originated in London, ON between OTLA and the Brain Injury Association of London and Region (BIALR)  both organizations jointly provided helmets to kids in schools. Since it’s inception the program has gained much attention and has expanded into other regions in Ontario. Will Davidson LLP is proud to

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April 2017

Lawyers Feed The Hungry helping members of society take a bite out of hunger one plate at a time. This program is year round and provides over 50,000 meals to needy residents. The program combats hunger in Toronto, Barrie, London, Ottawa and Windsor. The program is run by generous financial and hands on donations. The lawyers

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February 2017

On February 11th the lawyers and staff at Will Davidson LLP will serve and block as they participate in the annual beach volleyball tournament to support Sick Kids. For the past 21 years Ice Wave for Sick Kids Corporate challenge has successfully raised funds for Sick Kids, even holding the Guinness world record for the

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Success Stories

Whiten v. Pilot Insurance Co., 1996 CanLII 8109 (ON SC)

Whiten v. Pilot Insurance Company et al.[Indexed as: Whiten v. Pilot Insurance Co.] 27 O.R. (3d) 479 [1996] O.J. No. 227 Court File No. 94-CU-77550-CM Ontario Court (General Division), Matlow J. January 25, 1996 * This case is reported only on the rule 53.07 issue. [QL Ed. note: Full text of the omitted portion of

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Paul Cahill represents World War II pilot at the Veterans Review and Appeal Board

As part of a pro bono initiative with the Ontario Trial Lawyers for Veterans, Paul Cahill had the privilege of representing a distinguished World War II heavy bomber pilot in an appeal to the Veterans Review and Appeal Board Canada (the “Board”). The matter was heard on May 19, 2011 at the Sunnybrook Veterans Care

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Our Lawyers in the Community

Lawyers Feed The Hungry Barrie
Lawyers Feed the Hungry

Will Davidson LLP lawyers Dale Lediard, Joyce Chun and staff joined lawyer Sabrina Lucenti at the Salvation Army to assist with  Lawyers Feed The Hungry– Barrie initiative.  Will Davidson LLP lawyers and staff cut, peeled and assisted with the prepping of a hot meal. Once prepared staff served and replenished items for members of the Barrie community who rely on these hot meals daily. Thank you to the Salvation Army and LFTHB for allowing our lawyers and staff to spend an afternoon participating in this wonderful program.

Lawyers Feed the Hungry
Laywers Feed the Hungry
Lawyers Feed the Hungry
Lawyers Feed the Hungry
Will Davidson LLP Annual Golf Classic a Great Success

Will Davidson LLP founded this event to inspire colleagues in the legal, medical and insurance communities to join them in support of Toronto Rehab, Canada’s largest rehabilitation hospital.

Toronto Rehab Logo
It is really just one of the many initiatives Will Davidson LLP is involved in to support us. In 2011, they significantly invested in Toronto Rehab’s Acquired Brain Injury program and named its Neuro Physical Treatment Area, part of its renowned Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Program.

Through physical and occupational therapy, Toronto Rehab helps patients recover abilities and live well after injury, illness or the effects of aging.

Toronto Rehab helps them regain their independence so that they can live life to the fullest by focusing on superior outcomes for each and every patient.

Toronto Rehab’s focus on finding practical solutions to the everyday problems people face as they age leads to a better understanding of the impact of age and disability.

Thank you Will Davidson LLP and all who took part in the past events and for having the courage to believe in us – and in our potential to make a world of difference for the patients and families we serve.

Now heading in to our 5th year we welcome all who would like to be part of this wonderful cause. We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities.
Click Here here to find out how you can be part of this year’s event on June 13, 2016 at Maple Downs Golf and Country Club.

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Frequently Asked Law Questions

Hiring a lawyer and assessing your case:

As soon as possible. In some cases, you must send a notice letter within a few days of the accident or you may lose your right to sue. Evidence may be lost or forgotten and witnesses may move away or forget what they saw, so the sooner you hire a lawyer, the stronger your case is likely to be.

At Will Davidson LLP we help you deal with your insurance company, and we can inform you of benefits your insurance company may not tell you about. If you are in hospital or unable to leave your home, we can come to you.

In most cases, fees will be charged on a contingency basis – in other words, there is no charge until you receive compensation. The fee is normally a percentage of your final settlement.

The fee arrangement is set early on in the process and does not change, no matter how many calls and meetings take place – so please feel free to call us and ask any questions.

Book your free consultation today.

At the initial interview, we will aim to find out as much as possible about your case so we can give you the best advice available. This includes asking you about your:

  • Work history
  • Family history
  • General background
  • Previous medical conditions

Please bring all the notes and documents you have to the interview – for example, expense receipts and police, insurance and medical reports. Write down the details of the incident and your injuries, in as much detail as you can. All your information will be kept strictly confidential.

Benefits and dealing with your insurance company:

If your insurance company wants you to talk to an adjuster, you should be aware that anything you say will go on file and could affect your future claims. Do not speak to the adjuster if you are in hospital or otherwise medically unable.

Get legal advice and know your rights before you talk to the adjuster. We will be able to tell you which benefits you are entitled to and help you get those benefits. We can also represent you if you meet with the adjuster, so the answers you give will strengthen your case instead of being used against you.

No. If your car accident related injuries include a serious permanent impairment of an important physical, mental or psychological function, you may be able to sue the other driver. Please contact Will Davidson LLP for a free, no-obligation initial consultation and to find out more.

‘No Fault’ refers to the benefits included in your insurance. They apply to anyone injured in an auto accident and are part of every car insurance policy in Ontario. If you have been injured, even if you are at fault, you may be entitled to Statutory Benefits (see motor vehicle accidents). We will be able to help you through the application process and protect your rights.

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