David Elman



David focuses on class actions and the defence of complex torts and commercial litigation. He specializes in cases alleging breach of consumer protection legislation, product liability, negligence, breach of contract and public authority liability.

David acts on behalf of large institutional clients, including:

  • financial institutions
  • telecom companies
  • municipalities
  • police services
  • manufacturers
  • educational institutions
  • insurers

He regularly appears on motions and appeals before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

David provides counsel on sensitive and high-profile issues to manage reputational risks and concerns. He also represents clients in mediation and arbitration.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Associations
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Committee Member, Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Subcommittee co-chair, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Mass Torts Litigation

Community Involvement

  • Pro Bono Duty Counsel, Law Help Ontario

Awards & Recognitions

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2007
  • LLB, Université d'Ottawa, 2006
  • BA (Hons.), Université de Toronto, 2003