Michael Smith

Senior Practice Counsel

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1985


  • Bachelor of Laws, Osgoode Hall Law School (1985)
  • Bachelor of Commerce, McMaster University (1976)

Professional Accreditations and Affiliations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Certified Insurance Professional
  • The Advocates' Society

About Lawyer

Michael Smith is a Senior Practice Counsel at the Toronto office. He joined Aviva Trial Lawyers on August 22, 2016. Prior to this, Michael lead a very busy defence practice primarily in the area of motor vehicle bodily injury and accident benefits at Beard, Winter LLP. Michael is an Arbitration and Mediation Specialist. His areas of expertise also include property/casualty claims, manufacturers and product Liability, environmental litigation and fire loss claims. Michael has appeared before all levels of court and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and has conducted over 30 Superior Court trials across the Province of Ontario.

Personal Interests

Michael has a passion for classic cars and car racing. He is also a talented pianist.