The Hon. Harvey Spiegel
In 1971, in conjunction Mendel Green Q.C., he founded the firm of Green and Spiegel where, he specialized in civil litigation of all types, but with emphasis on personal injury, insurance and professional negligence/malpractice. He appeared as counsel at every level of the judicial system in Ontario and at the Supreme Court of Canada and various administrative tribunals.
In 1976 he was appointed Queen’s Counsel.
For six years he was an instructor in civil procedure in the bar admission course.
Between 1978 and 1985, he was a member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board of Ontario.
In 1990, was certified as a specialist in civil litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
In 1997 he was appointed a Judge of the Ontario Court, (General Division) now the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, for the Toronto region.
As a member of the Superior Court of Justice, he participated in every aspect of the court’s work but for several years tried long, complex, civil trials. A strong advocate of dispute resolution before trial, he presided over settlement conferences in many complex and difficult cases with a high rate of successful resolution. He authored several important decisions in the field of personal injury, professional negligence/malpractice and insurance law.
Mr. Spiegel has written numerous articles and participated in many continuing legal education programs as a speaker on the topics of Personal Injury litigation, Insurance law, Expert Evidence, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation/Arbitration of Estate Disputes and the Law of Evidence.
Upon his retirement from the Superior Court on March 25, 2010, he joined the YorkStreet Dispute Resolution Group Inc. where he practices as a mediator and arbitrator. Of the cases in which he has acted as Mediator over the past 8 years his success rate has approximated 80%.
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