Glenn M. Zakaib - Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Glenn M. Zakaib

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006
Phone: 416-869-5711

Glenn Zakaib is a partner in the Advocacy Department and the Product Liability and Class Action Specialty Practice Groups at Cassels Brock. The main focus of his practice is on product liability (e.g., drug and medical devices, automotive and aviation products, and electrical equipment and home appliances), as well as class proceedings (e.g., product liability, life insurance and misrepresentation claims and Competition Act claims). He has been involved in numerous precedent-setting cases.

Glenn speaks regularly to professional and industry groups about legal issues that pertain to product litigation and class proceedings. He has delivered speeches to MEDEC and Osgoode Hall Professional Development Program, Quebec Bar Association, as well as the Canadian Institute, the Insurance Institute of Ontario and the Practicing Law Institute. Glenn is a member of the Defence Research Institute (DRI) Product Liability Committee, Drug and Medical Device Committee, Commercial Litigation Committee and International Committee, and he is recognized as a leading lawyer in his field by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, the Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global and Best Lawyers. He is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, an invitation-only honorary trial lawyer society.

Glenn is past Chair of the DRI International Committee. Appointment to the prestigious position of Chair of this association of civil defence lawyers recognized Glenn Zakaib's ability and accomplishment in the area of International Law. DRI’s International Law Committee’s mission is to develop a global network of lawyers focused on the international and multi-national aspects of the practice of civil defence litigation. The International Law Committee brings together international clients and in-house and outside counsel who represent them, as well as US multi-national companies and their inside and outside counsel. Glenn is also the Vice-Chair of Regional Programming for the Law Institute, immediate past Canadian Regional Director with DRI, Vice-Chair of the Automotive SLG, and immediate past Chair of the International SLG with the Product Liability Committee for the DRI.

Glenn joined Cassels Brock in 1987, and in 1993 he served as the firm's Managing Partner. Glenn describes his approach to law as "client goal oriented." He believes strongly in the firm's network of expertise and the ability to serve the clients' best interests.

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McGill University
Toronto Lawyers Association Ontario Bar Association (Insurance and Civil Litigation Sections) Litigation Counsel of America Defense Research Institute (DRI)Canadian Defence LawyersCanadian Bar AssociationThe Advocates' Society

Office Location

Scotia Plaza, Suite 2100
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

Practice Areas

Class Action Litigation
Product Liability Law

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