Year called to the bar: 1987
Brian obtained his B.A. in 1982 from York University and his Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 1985 from Osgoode Hall Law School. Brian was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1987. Thereafter, he practiced exclusively as a personal injury lawyer at Futerman Partners LLP and is one of the firm’s partners.
Serious Personal Injury Claims
For over 30 years, Brian’s law practice has focused on serious personal injury claims. He is widely regarded as an experienced Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer exceedingly adept at handling cases such as:
- catastrophic brain injury
- spinal cord injury
- wrongful death claims
- long term disability claims
- statutory accident benefit claims
- car accidents
- slip and falls
An Experienced Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer
Brian regularly appears before the courts in Ontario and a variety of administrative tribunals. He frequently participates in proceedings as lead counsel in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario and more recently, in the Supreme Court of Canada on behalf of victims and their families in serious personal injury and medical malpractice litigation.
With his expertise in the area of psychiatric malpractice and the Mental Health Act, Brian is frequently consulted by other lawyers and organizations with respect to the potential liability of psychiatrists for release decisions. Brian has lectured to a variety of groups of doctors and dentists on various issues relating to medical malpractice, including the law of informed consent.
Professional memberships and activities
- Advocate’s Society
- The Canadian Bar Association (since 1982)
- The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
- The American Association for Justice (Formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America)
- The Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
- The Toronto Lawyers Association
- The Ontario Brain Injury Association
- The Brain Injury Society of Toronto.
Brian acted as lead counsel at all levels for the Ahmed family in Ahmed v Stefaniu, the first and only case in Canada where a psychiatrist was held liable for a murder committed by a patient who was released from a psychiatric unit. The jury verdict was upheld by the Court of Appeal for Ontario and leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada was denied.
Brian has been recently honoured again by the LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating program, with one of its highest ratings. Brian has been given a BV® Distinguished peer review rating representing very high legal ability and the highest ethical standards.
Free Consultation With No Obligation
Futerman Partners LLP offers all potential clients a free consultation to review the facts of their case, so that we may advise you of your legal options. Unlike other personal injury law firms, all consultations will be with an experienced personal injury lawyer. If you are unable to meet with one of our lawyers at our office, we will meet you at your home, hospital or rehabilitation facility. Such a level of personal attention and caring is an example of how we handle all of our serious personal injury and wrongful death claims.
A vital component that will heavily influence the outcome of your case is that you retain a personal injury lawyer with extensive experience and a proven track record of success, both at the negotiating table and in the court room.