Michael R. Switzer

Michael R. Switzer

Michael R. Switzer

Michael R. Switzer, Partner

Toronto – Whitby – Ottawa
613-565-1231 ext. 222

Jessica Hennessey, Assistant
613-565-1231 ext. 224

Elaine Hagan, Law Clerk
613-565-1231 ext. 223

Shelby Murphy, Law Clerk
613-565-1231 ext. 225


Michael’s diligence and vigor contributes to his forceful and swift advocacy in the advancement of clients’ interest in insurance matters including challenging motor vehicle accident tort and statutory accident benefits claims and related disputes. His skilful and persistent approach leads to success and client satisfaction.

His work extends beyond advocacy as he seeks to provide ongoing practical advice concerning effective risk management techniques wherever possible. Michael has acquired extensive experience Alternative Dispute Resolution forums, including arbitration and mediation.

Michael’s advocacy is reflected in decisions involving motor vehicle accident, property, casualty, subrogation, insurance coverage, and employment.

Contributions and Interests

A passionate believer in the importance of effective continuing legal education, Michael has written published articles concerning motor vehicle insurance and healthcare law, as well as providing assistance to the Bar Admission Course as administered by the Law Society. In 2000, Michael served a term as policy advisor to the Attorney General of Ontario during the Walkerton Water Crisis.


Canadian Bar Association
Canadian Defence Lawyers
Carleton University Alumni Association
County of Carleton Lawyers’ Association
Ontario Bar Association
The Advocates’ Society
Thomas More Lawyers’ Guild (Ottawa)
University of Western Ontario Alumni Association