Ari J Singer
Personal Injury and Insurance Lawyer
Ari J. Singer is a civil litigation lawyer with extensive experience in serious personal injury, disability, employment and insurance disputes.
For the last 10 years he has assisted clients in resolving their disputes either with or without litigation. Ari enjoys the intellectual challenge involved in analyzing personal injury, employment and insurance disputes that involve complex legal issues revolving liability and quantification.
Cases of Note
He has argued cases at the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. He has appeared at numerous other tribunals as well as mediation and arbitration on behalf of his clients.
Some of his noteworthy successes include:
Becker v. the City of Toronto – Trial in which a community centre was found in contravention of the Occupiers’ Liability Act for failing to use proper safety glass despite the defendant denying liability.
Soczek v. Soczek – Obtained judgement including $100,000 in aggravated damages and $75,000 in punitive damages for woman severely injured in a fire loss
Penticostes v. La Fontaine Medical Group – Obtained judgment against physician for negligently performed cosmetic surgery.
Haji-Fazul v. Lloyds Underwriters, obtained jury verdict for $175,000 in punitive damages against insurance company for denying coverage following a fire loss for material misrepresentations;
Ari has appeared as a guest on morning TV shows in Toronto and as a guest lecturer.
Ari is actively involved in promoting access to justice and is always looking for alternative ways to assist clients through the complex litigation process. Ari volunteers at Law Help Ontario and provides certain services on a limited retainer basis to advance consumers’ rights.
Ari received his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo before obtaining his law degree from the University of Alberta. When he’s away from the office, Ari is usually with his wife, three sons, his dog and his two guinea pigs. Ari is always interested in talking about current events involving technology, sports and the law but his claim to fame is beating a park chess player in Central Park, NYC when he was five years old.
Publications and Presentations
- Interview with CTV news – Why parents may need liability insurance to cover their children’s schoolyard fights
- Rogers TV Interview – Changes to the Highway Traffic Act and Distracted Driving Laws
- Claims Canada Article – The Over/Under on Property Insurance
- Successful Punitive Damage Claim at Trial in St. Catharines
- Obtained Judgment against husband who set wife on fire
- Health Services Appeal and Review Board appearance
- Interview with CTV news – Liability for New Zealand Volcano Losses