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Michael was called to the bar in 1984. He joined Lyons, Arbus as an associate in 1984. Lyons, Arbus evolved into Lyons, Goodman where he made partner in 1988. When Lyons, Goodman dissolved in 1990, Michael joined the firm of Iacono Brown where he thereafter became a partner. He left Iacono Brown in October 1997 to form ZTGH. Michael has practiced exclusively in the area of insurance since 1984, both in the property and casualty field. Michael’s current practice includes accident benefits work, tort motor vehicle work, general liability and property work. Michael appears regularly before all Ontario courts, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, and the License Appeal Tribunal.
Michael’s practice has evolved in recent years to include mediation work. For mediation services, the rate is $2500 for a half day and $4000 for a full day (plus disbursements). Please contact Candy-Lynn Consack for available dates: [email protected].
Michael has written and lectured on a number of insurance issues including environmental claims and the Occupiers Liability Act. He has also served on the editorial board of the publication Legal Focus which specializes in property and general liability issues.
Michael has been selected by his peers since 2015 for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in Canada list, in the areas of Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation. Michael is also a Lexpert Ranked Lawyer.
Michael has been married for 17 years and is the proud father of two boys.
He spends as much time as he can at his cottage in the Muskokas and enjoys travel and photography.
He is passionate about the Montreal Canadiens and St Louis Cardinals and abhors reality TV which he describes as opium for the masses.