Award-Winning

A History of Our Award Winning Medical Malpractice Lawyers– Lexpert Ranked for 21 years since 1997!

Hilik Elmaleh -2018 Lexpert Ranked Lawyer in Medical Negligence for 5th consecutive year!

Please join us in congratulating our Principal, Mr. Hilik Elmaleh, who has again been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Canadian Legal Expert Directory. This marks the 21st consecutive year that a lawyer at the firm has been Lexpert Ranked since the Lexpert Directory began in 1997, 21 years ago.

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, medical malpractice law and related personal injury matters is all that we focus on.

Our highly-respected lawyers have been committed to helping injured children and families affected by medical error and negligence for almost half a century. We regularly represent clients whose lives have been drastically changed due to:

We’ve been recognized by judges and others in the legal community:

“Unquestionably, the Plaintiffs presented an enormously complex case … In a word, the presentation of the case by [Mr. Elmaleh] was commendable, even remarkable… 

The proceeding was enormously complex… [Mr. Elmaleh] impressed the court with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of medical terminology and literature. Counsel was clearly well-prepared to challenge all aspects of the Defendants’ experts’ opinions…” —Judge of the Superior Court of Ontario (Written Reasons, October 2017)

Our Legacy of Award-Winning Lawyers

Our firm was established by highly respected litigators, Richard J. Sommers and Robert Roth, leaders in medical malpractice law in Canada, who have been described as “perhaps the highest-profile medical negligence lawyers in the country” by Lexpert Magazine.

Richard J. Sommers was selected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers’ list for Canada, and was named as a leading medical malpractice lawyer by Lexpert (the Canadian legal expert directory). Toronto Life named Mr. Sommers one of The Lawyers Other Lawyers Call in their Guide to the Most Respected Legal Practitioners in Toronto.  Canadian Business listed Mr. Sommers among the “heavy hitters” in an article highlighting the best lawyers.

The firm’s current Principal, Hilik Y. Elmaleh, has been widely recognized for his precedent-setting advocacy on behalf of his clients and extensive trial experience. Mr. Elmaleh has appeared successfully before all levels of court in Ontario (including the Court of Appeal) and is recognized Canada-wide as a leader in both medical malpractice and obstetrical malpractice litigation.  He has been selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers Ontario and Best Lawyers Canada, and is also ranked as a Leading Practitioner in medical negligence law by Lexpert.

“…Sommers & Roth is recognized as one of the leading medical malpractice firms in Canada… Mr. Elmaleh and Mr. Seibart who conducted the trial of this action… have a great deal of experience in litigating obstetrical negligence actions.”—Judge of the Superior Court of Ontario

Our current team of excellent lawyers continue the legacy, and remain dedicated to helping patients and their families affected by medical negligence and error.

Precedent Setting Cases: Changing the Legal Landscape in Canada

Over the years we have helped shape medical malpractice law in Canada and have won awards for our injured clients that have been the largest in Canadian history. Many of our clients are referred to us by former clients, lawyers, Judges, doctors, and medical-legal experts. In addition, we are regularly consulted by influential members of the legal profession on difficult medical malpractice cases in Canada and internationally. We have assisted clients across Canada, the United States, and from as far away as Australia as well as the Middle East.

We are frequently mentioned in the media, and are very well respected by our peers and the medical community. We regularly challenge the medical profession to uphold its standards and quality of care to the public and are not afraid to take on challenging, highly technical cases where the stakes are enormous. We often invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in pursuit of our client’s interests, retaining some of the top medical experts in the world, and working on cases involving powerful players on the opposing side including hospitals, insurance companies (HIROC), and the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA).

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh we draw on our substantive technical proficiency and knowledge of the medical profession to help families in Toronto, throughout Ontario, and in the rest of Canada including Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. If you or your child has been seriously injured or affected by medical error or negligence, call us at 1-844-777-7372 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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    See Our Lawyer's Reviews

    Hilt this Tamrate
    Hilt this Tamrate
    23 May 2023
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    Dear Mr Hilik Y. And Jeremy Syrtash. I would like to express my deepest gratitude to you and Sommers Roth and Elmaleh Professional Corporation staff for all you have done with respect to my wife case. My wife was a victim of Medical Malpractice after giving birth to our daughter. She become legally disabled both physically and mentally. The entire family devastated emotionally as my wife struggle to cope with the new reality. The case of Medical Malpractice is quite often a complex case to prove. However, due to your strong commitment, knowledge and dedication combined with strong professionalism the case was successfully won after a long arduous fight. The victory would not have been possible without your dedication and thorough research in the implementation of the standards of the Sommers Roth and Elmaleh Professional Corporation. Justice prevailed at last which in turn allowed my vulnerable wife to feel more optimistic about her future and that of our family. The positive outcome of this case has changed our lives forever. It would not have been possible without the excellent representation of Sommers Roth and Elmaleh Professional Corporation and its legal counsel. My wife and I will be deeply grateful for the successful outcome of this case for many years to come. Solomon Regassa
    Hector Cardenas
    Hector Cardenas
    4 January 2023
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    I would like to take this opportunity to express my most sincere gratitude towards Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, from the day I met with Hilik and his team, they been not only highly knowledgeable but also extremely sensitive towards me and my family, providing us with the best legal service possible. It goes without saying, that I strongly recommend them to anyone looking for a charismatic, quality and result oriented legal team.
    JERRY ZHOU
    JERRY ZHOU
    10 October 2022
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    We deeply appreciate Sommers Roth & Elmaleh for their professional skills and hard-working through the whole process of my son’s case. I still remember the first conversation we took with Mr. Hilik Y Elmaleh in his lawyer office sixteen years ago. From then on, your dedication, patience, understanding and continuous communications kept our encouragements and expectations for my son and our family. With the case settled down, my son can receive the full financial support, continuous therapies and finishing his university course. It is no doubt to say that Sommers Roth & Elmaleh not only changed our family’s life but also did contributions to the society, because my son can grow in a happy and health way in his teenage and receive university education from this autumn. Again we hereby strongly recommend the services provided by the lawyer office Sommers Roth & Elmaleh to those who needs the similar legal consultation and support. Even the door of your family was closed by some unfortunate events, there are more windows can be opened. The lawyers in Sommers Roth & Elmaleh are exactly the people who can open the windows and convert the sun-shine again to your family: Mr. Hilik Y Elmaleh,Mr.Jeremy Syrtash, Miss Fanny Peter ...etc. Finally, we express the deepest gratitude and appreciation again to Mr. Hilik Y Elmaleh and lawyer office Sommers Roth & Elmaleh. Wish a brighter future of Sommers Roth & Elmaleh !
    Meggie Zhangkrk6hdjybfjt
    Meggie Zhangkrk6hdjybfjt
    6 October 2022
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    I am so glad that my son's CP medical case was completely successful. I appreciate lawyer Hilik Elmaleh, Jeremy Syrtash, Fanny Peter and their team's hard work. They are so knowledgeable, responsible and reliable. Thanks is not enough to express my gratitude. Mr. Hilik Elmaleh deserves "The Best Lawyer in Canada" award.
    Tony Zhou
    Tony Zhou
    29 September 2022
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    I would like to extend my gratitude towards Mr. Hilik Elmaleh, Jermey Syntash, and Fanny Peter for their dedication, time, effort, and knowledge invested into my case. This is honestly the best team of lawyers in Canada. I would highly recommend them for any of your cases.
    Dianne Keckes
    Dianne Keckes
    18 July 2022
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    I would like to take this opportunity to thank our daughter's "Dream Team", Hilik Elmaleh, Jeremy Syrtash and Fanny Peter. The compassion, dedication, knowledge, experience and their recognition in the legal community have ensured us that we were on the right track working with the firm Sommers, Roth and Elmaleh. Words cannot express enough my gratitude! I will be forever grateful!
    Ivica J Sokic
    Ivica J Sokic
    6 June 2022
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    Thank you does not begin to express the depth of gratitude I have for Sommers Roth & Elmaleh Professional Corporation. From the first day I sat in Hilik's office, not once did I feel apprehensive. My concerns and worries were put at ease due to the kindness and compassion of Hilik, Jeremy and Fanny and their relentless persistence to secure my daughter's future. This has been a long but successful endeavor during some difficult times and through it all, the Team has been resilient, informative and were always available. I highly recommend this dedicated and professional law firm and I will be forever in their debt.
    Arden Melnechuk
    Arden Melnechuk
    1 December 2021
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    I was in a serious horse accident where the horse was injured and should never have been ridden. The owner of the horse was aware that the horse had chronic arthritis issues and the veterinarians at Guelph had told him the horse could decompensate at any time and could cause serious injury whether being led or ridden and could never be jumped again. The horse had been shown at the grand prix level and the owner had payed quite a bit of money for him. After consulting with several lawyers and having one that did represent me at the discoveries who later quit, Jeremy Syrtash took on the case and followed through with guelph university. That is how we found out that the vets had recommended the above. Without Jeremy's efforts and follow through the case would never have continued on. Because of these efforts the case was successful. Thank you so much Jeremy. You are a dedicated, thorough, excellent lawyer and it's been a pleasure to have you as my lawyer!!
    Megha Sharma
    Megha Sharma
    16 April 2021
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    Mr. Elmaleh and his team are very professional and experts in their field. Recommend to everyone who has suffered medical negligence.
    Nick & Whitney Maraschiello-Basnett
    Nick & Whitney Maraschiello-Basnett
    18 July 2020
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    We want to start by saying how much we highly recommend Sommers, Roth and Elmaleh for anyone who is dealing with a situation involving medical malpractice. Hilik and the entire firm have allowed us the opportunity to give our little girl the life she deserves. There is no taking back what happened, but they truly turned such a tragedy into a victory. They fought long and hard, and put forth so much time and effort into making the individuals accountable and responsible for the mistakes that were made. They always showed true compassion for our family, guided us with ease, and supported us through every step. This was such a life changing experience with the firm, and honestly we will always be forever grateful and thankful.