Aidan Fishman

Senior Associate

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Aidan’s practice focuses on municipal and police liability, as well as private occupiers’ liability, motor vehicle accidents, complex estate disputes and a range of other civil matters. Aidan has obtained success at every level of court in Ontario, from the small claims court to the Court of Appeal.

As a student, Aidan served as the National Director of the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith Canada, where he directed the advocacy efforts of Canada’s oldest national Jewish organization. He also served as a fellowship co-chair and summer intern at the Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee.

Aidan was elected as a Student Representative to the Governing Council of the University of Toronto for four terms, where he participated in the budget approval process and judged student disciplinary cases on the Academic Appeals Committee and the Executive Committee.

Aidan is fluent in Hebrew and has intermediate knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic and French.


  • Successfully struck and/or stayed all aspects of a complex claim against municipal employees and police officers: Nendos v. Toronto Animal Services, 2021 ONSC 1746
  • Successfully obtained an order that an opposing party undergo a capacity assessment: Gefen v. Gefen et al., 2022 ONSC 3378
  • Successfully had a party declared incapable of managing property and instructing counsel, and had a neutral guardian of property and litigation guardian appointed: Gefen v. Gefen et al., 2022 ONSC 6259
  • Successfully resisted a motion for a stay pending appeal at the Court of Appeal: Gefen v. Gefen, 2023 ONCA 29, aff’d at Gefen v. Gefen, 2023 ONCA 287

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • ​Advised the Canadian Coalition Against Terror, 2019

Community Involvement

  • Gale Cup Moot, 2017
  • University of Toronto Students' Union, 2016-2018
  • University of Toronto Governing Council, 2012-2014 and 2016-2018
  • Cassels Brock Cup (Baby Gale) Mooting Competition, 2016
  • Students' Law Society, 2015-2016

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2019
  • M.A. (Magna Cum Laude) in Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution, Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, 2015
  • B.A. (Hons.) in International Relations and Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Toronto, 2014