Milton Davis was called to the bar in 1978. Since that time he has practiced in the area of commercial litigation. specializing in banking and real estate litigation, corporate and shareholder disputes, mortgage remedies and professional negligence claims. Mr. Davis was certified as a specialist in civil litigation in 1985.
Mr. Davis has been involved as counsel in over 200 reported decisions, at all levels including the Supreme Court of Canada. He has acted as counsel in an extensive number of leading cases involving professional negligence by lawyers and other professionals. Mr. Davis has also acted in many significant real estate and mortgage cases at both the trial and appellate level. In March 2012, Mr. Davis argued the first real estate case heard by the Supreme Court of Canada in 15 years. Two of the foremost appeals in Canada involving shareholders rights were successfully argued by Mr. Davis.
In addition to his courtroom experience, Mr. Davis has acted to recover millions of dollars for plaintiffs in lawyer malpractice cases. He has successfully prosecuted to trial or settlement, more than forty of these cases. Amongst those cases are precedent setting decisions that have defined the standard of care for lawyers practicing in various fields. He has also successfully defended lawyers and other professionals in malpractice claims.
For over thirty years, Mr. Davis has represented some of the largest financial institutions in Canada. Accordingly, he continues to be on the recommended list of counsel for one of Canada’s largest banks.
Since his call to the bar in 1978, Mr. Davis has been a frequent lecturer and instructor at the Law Society of Upper Canada and at the Osgoode Hall Law School, Trial Advocacy Program. He was a lecturer in civil procedure and trial advocacy for the Bar Admission Course from 1985 to 1990. He has lectured and written extensively in the areas of real estate, mortgage remedies, injunctions, civil procedure, evidence, and trial advocacy. He was a lecturer at the Canadian Bar Association Annual Institute in 1985, 1999 and 2000. In 2014, Mr. Davis edited the Debtor-Creditor Volume of Halsbury’s Laws of Canada.
Mr. Davis graduated from York University with a B.A. in 1973 and graduated from the University of Windsor with an L.L.B. in 1976.