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 an AVP and Senior Practice Counsel/managing counsel for Accident Benefits at Aviva Trial Lawyers.  She has practiced in the industry for 22 years and counting.

Aviva Trial Lawyers has 267 members nationally, 134 of whom are lawyers or paralegals.

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 Divisional Court, the Superior Court of Justice, FSCO, LAT, Pension Appeals Board, Review Tribunal, Health Services Review and Appeal Board, WSIAT and the Social Benefits Tribunal. 

Michelle is a current Board Member with the Canadian Defence Lawyers, the immediate past Chair of the AB subcommittee and a member of the Public Policy Secretariat.  Michelle is active in AB law reform, mentorship and continuing legal education.