Burrison Law is a legal firm focused on personal injury and disability law with a special focus on children and families. Our compassionate approach and extensive experience has gained accolades from clients, lawyers, and healthcare professionals alike. Our founder, Alison Burrison, has been included in the 2016-2019 Editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada for Personal Injury Litigation, which is a recognition based entirely on the independent survey of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues.
Alison Burrison's experience as a personal injury lawyer began in 2003 defending negligence claims brought against physicians, as well as motor vehicle drivers; however she quickly realized she only wanted to advocate for people that had been injured. In 2006, Alison began exclusively representing injured Canadians and families who had lost a loved one. She used her knowledge gained from working for insurance companies to properly prepare cases for settlement, and if need be, trial. Over the past 10 years, Alison's passion to represent children and families who have suffered catastrophic injuries grew when one of her sons suffered a head injury at a very young age. She knows from both a personal and professional perspective what matters most to her clients and how to help them through the health care and legal process.
As a lawyer, Alison has appeared numerous times in the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario and in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Court of Appeal. She has litigated complex cases involving children who have suffered severe brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and orthopaedic injuries. Alison is frequently asked to speak at legal conferences held by the Law Society of Ontario, the Advocates’ Society and Osgoode Hall Law School, Professional Development. Before starting Burrison Law, Alison was a partner at one of the top personal injury litigation firms in Ontario. She is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario and the Law Society of British Columbia; a member of the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation, Lawyers for Possibility Cabinet; an appointed Member-at-Large of The Advocates’ Society, Personal Injury and Insurance Practice Group; and the Corporate Secretary of the Leaside Hockey Association.
Firm Practice Areas
- Medical Negligence
- Personal Injury Litigation