Michelle T. Friedman

Senior Practice Counsel

4800 – 100 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario, M5X 2A2

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2002


  • Honours Bachelor of Arts, York University magna cum laude (1997)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Osgoode Hall Law School (2000)

Professional Accreditations and Affiliations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • The Advocates Society

About Lawyer

Michelle T. Friedman is the Senior Practice Counsel for Accident Benefits at Aviva Trial Lawyers.  She has practiced in the industry her entire career.  Michelle joined Aviva Trial Lawyers in November 2016.  The AB Team at ATL has grown since then to 18 lawyers and a total of 40 professionals across 3 offices.


Prior to joining Aviva, Michelle was the Managing Lawyer for the in-house office of another large insurer.  Michelle’s area of practice is exclusively in AB defence.  Michelle has appeared before the Superior Court of Ontario, FSCO, LAT, Pension Appeals Board, Review Tribunal, Health Services Review and Appeal Board, WSIAT and the Social Benefits Tribunal.  She is a previous active member of the FSCO and ADR counsel forums.  She is a current member of the LAT IBC Working Group, the In-House Counsel Committee for the Canadian Defence Lawyers and the substantive AB Committee for the Canadian Defence Lawyers.  Michelle is also pleased to have published papers and delivered conferences for CDL.