About the Firm
Singer Kwinter is a practice built on results. Since 1974, Singer Kwinter has relentlessly pursued justice for those who have sustained serious personal injuries and major insurance losses. The firm’s tenacity, thoroughness and thoughtful strategies have built a strong reputation with the courts, amongst insurers and within the profession as a leader in personal injury and insurance law.
Singer Kwinter is the only firm in Canada to have obtained a punitive damage award against an insurer on 4 separate occasions. The firm has consistently been named by Canadian Lawyer magazine as a top personal injury boutique law firm in Canada, earning ranking in the 2011–2012, 2013–2014, 2015–2016 and 2017-2018 national surveys.
Singer Kwinter acts for clients throughout Ontario. The firm is also a resource for lawyers across Canada — dedicated to providing professional legal advice and services to out-of-area lawyers who require specialized, experienced, and local representation for their clients. Referral fees are respected. Singer Kwinter practice areas include: motor vehicle accidents, acquired brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, traumatic amputations, long-term disability, orthopaedic injuries, psychological injuries, injuries to children, recreational vehicle accidents, wrongful dismissal, medical malpractice, slip and falls, wrongful death, chronic pain, occupiers’ liability, bar and tavern liability, products liability, nursing home negligence, fire losses and other major insurance claims.
A Sample of the Firm’s Accomplishments
• Original wrongdoer found responsible for a subsequent accident
Urzi vs. North York Board of Education
• Repeat Insurance Company Offender Found Liable for $100,000 in Punitive Damages
Brandiferri vs. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance
• $3.5 Million Judgement for Chronic Pain – a Canadian Record
Degennaro vs. Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital
• Established New Causation Law in Occupiers’ Liability
Kamin vs. Kawartha Dairy
• $1.4 Million Verdict in Motor Vehicle Accident Trial
Clarke vs. Andrew
• High Costs Awarded Against Insurer Where Fraud Not Proven
Bonaiuto vs. Pilot Insurance
• Supreme Court of Canada Establishes Rights of Beneficiaries in Life Insurance Policies
Oldfield vs. Transamerica Life Insurance Co. of Canada
• The Highest Punitive Damage Award Against an Insurer Upheld by the Ontario Court of Appeal
Plester vs. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance
• Jury Award of $2.5M – Highest Ever for Punitive Damages against an Insurance Company in Canada
Mazza v. Hamilton Township Farmers Mutual Insurance Company
• Leading Court of Appeal Decision Involving a Dog Attack
Wong vs. Arnold
• Ontario Superior Court Justice Grants Judgement to Plaintiff in Occupiers’ Liability Case
Drummond v. The Cadillac Fairview Corp.
When you’re involved in a legal matter it’s comforting to be able to discuss the situation in a language you are most comfortable with. Singer Kwinter frequently works with interpreters and provides assistance to clients no matter what their first language. Many of our staff members are multilingual. As a result, Singer Kwinter provides legal services in not only English but also in the following other languages: Arabic, Cantonese, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Yiddish and additional languages upon request.
Locations & Accessibility
Based in Toronto, Singer Kwinter strives to make meeting as convenient as possible. We are pleased to serve all of Ontario. Singer Kwinter understands that it can be difficult to travel after a life changing injury or trauma. Our team is happy to meet in a setting that is comfortable and easily accessible for the client and their family – the home, rehab facility or other preferred location across the province.
Free Phone Consultation
To schedule a free phone consultation with a member of the legal team at Singer Kwinter, please call toll free 1 866 285 6927. We can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What clients and colleagues say:
"I am a personal injury litigator for accident victims.For more than twenty years, I have referred some of my personal injury clients to the law firm of Singer Kwinter.In my opinion, Singer Kwinter is first class in its proven ability to represent personal injury accident victims at mediations and also in conducting trials. In cases involving personal injury accidents where I have represented one plaintiff and, due to a conflict of interest, cannot represent a co-plaintiff, I have referred the co-plaintiff to Singer Kwinter. The results for the accident victims have been phenomenal due to the expertise of the lawyers at Singer Kwinter". S.L.K.
"Throughout this process, these wonderful people and their colleagues treated us with respect, dignity, and accountability. It was a long and painful legal battle that finally ended this year in an acceptable closure for my family, thanks to Singer and Kwinter’s able and successful intervention. We lost much in the course of these eight years, including a four generation family cohabitation we cherished, but we also gained the help of kind, honest and able professionals that restored our faith in justice and humanity. We highly recommend these professionals’ services to all those who need and seek conscientious, competent and compassionate legal assistance." The K. Family
"...worked tirelessly... courteous..I would recommend without reservation" Nichola M.
"...the firm is worth their weight in gold." April J.
Firm Practice Areas
- Class Action Litigation
- Insurance Law
- Medical Negligence
- Personal Injury Litigation