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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as public health measures to curb the spread of the virus are being implemented, we have ensured that our lawyers and staff have the tools and resources to work remotely. We have taken steps to guarantee that the timeliness and quality of our work remain unaffected and we remain fully accessible and committed to serving our clients as usual. In lieu of in-person meetings, we are encouraging our existing and potential clients to meet with us via video conferencing on Zoom and Google Hangouts or by telephone.

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Hershel J. Sahian is a civil litigation lawyer. He practices Commercial Litigation and Estate Litigation.

Hershel is a leading Ontario practitioner in the areas of Professional Liability, Product Liability and Commercial Insurance. He assertively pursues his clients’ interests. He has been described as “… skilled in the tactical use of procedural steps and proactive in his advice to his client.”

Hershel has worked on nearly 1,000 Court cases. He has experience before all levels of Court in Ontario as well as administrative tribunals, regulatory bodies and private arbitrations. Hershel’s clients have trusted him with resolving complex disputes involving the following:

Prior to joining Wagner Sidlofsky, Hershel was a partner at one of Canada’s oldest and largest insurance litigation firms, which was consistently rated as one of the Top 10 Insurance Defence Boutiques in Canada.

Hershel worked with both the Ontario and Alberta Legislatures. He is a community activist involved in grassroots advocacy.

Hershel is a member of the following:

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Advocates’ Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Club
  • Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • “Cyber Insurance Litigation: An Overview”, LawPro, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018
  • Co-Chair, Defence Briefs Property, Canadian Defence Lawyers, April 2014
  • “Top 10 Problems In Adjusting Property Claims”, Canadian Defence Lawyers, April 2014
  • “Simplifying Simplified Procedure”, Ontario Bar Association, June 2010
  • “Subrogation In Construction Cases”, with Jack F. Fitch
  • “Insurance Coverage Disputes”, with Jack F. Fitch, Insurance Institute of Canada, June 2010
  • “Punitive Damages”, with William J. McCorriston, the Blue Goose Ontario Pond: Professional Insurance Company
  • “Punitive Damages: Insurers Beware”, with Richard Horak, Noteworthy 2003 No. 1
  • “Criminal, Civil and Professional Liability: The New Realities of Social Work in Ontario”, with Justice Paul J. French, November 2002
  • “Social Host Liability in Canada”, with Richard Horak, October 17, 2002, Law Pro, October 2002
  • “Pre-Trial Steps: Making the Trial Easier”, with James V. Maloney, Ontario Children’s Aid Societies’ annual conference on September 26, 2002
  • 2017 Betel Centre Certificate of Appreciation
  • 2015 Ontario Volunteer Service Award, Government of Ontario
  • 2015 Geneva Centre for Autism Certificate of Appreciation
  • 2010 Geneva Centre Outstanding Volunteer
  • 2004 Ontario Volunteer Service Award, Government of Ontario
  • 2004 Monroe Abbey Award, Canadian Jewish Congress
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