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Neil M. Abramson*

Tel: 416 777 5454 Fax: 1 888 603 4589
*Legal services provided through Neil M. Abramson Law Professional Corporation

Profile

Neil is the Chair of Torkin Manes' Litigation Department and a member of the Torkin Manes Advisory Committee. He also chairs the firm's Health Professionals Group. Neil acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of legal disputes including contracts, torts and employment law.

His practice is particularly focused on health law and he is one of the few lawyers certified by The Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Health Law. He is also certified by The Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation. This makes Neil one of only a handful of lawyers in Ontario who is a Certified Specialist in both health law and civil litigation.

Neil routinely represents physicians, dentists, pharmacists, veterinarians and other regulated health professionals. He regularly defends clients in hearings before the Discipline Committees of the various Colleges regulating health professionals in Ontario, and appears on appeal before all levels of court. He has also acted for many medical staff associations and for physicians in numerous hospital privilege disputes.

Neil has been recognized by his peers in the 2020 edition of Who's Who Legal as a global leader in Healthcare Law and in The 2020 Canadian Lexpert Directory as a Leader in Professional Liability. He has also been listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada each year since 2017 and is on the Canadian Dental Protective Association’s list of approved counsel. 

Awards & Recognition

  • The Canadian Lexpert Directory - Leader in Professional Liability (2020)
  • Who's Who Legal - Global Leader in Healthcare (2020)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada© - Health Law (2017 — present)

Memberships

  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association - Health Law Section (Past member of National Executive)
  • The Medico-Legal Society (Past Member of the Governing Council)
  • Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Ontario Bar Association - Health Law Section (Past member of the Executive)

Community Involvement

  • Immediate Past President, Temple Sinai Congregation Toronto
  • Former Director, The Leo Baeck Day School, Toronto

Education

  •  LL.B., University of Toronto, 1992

Credentials

  • Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation
  • Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Health Law
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1994