Michael Hershkop


Lawyer Michael HershkopMichael’s practice is in civil litigation in the area of medical malpractice. He passionately advocates for those injured by medical negligence, and has a particular interest in helping people with acquired birth injuries such as cerebral palsy.

While he was earning his B.A. Cum Laude in New York City, Michael worked as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) at a group home for individuals with special needs.  This included representing his clients during hospitalizations, which impressed on him the importance of diligent and tenacious advocacy on behalf of those who cannot do so for themselves.

Prior to law school, he earned his M.A. Cum Laude in 2010-2011 while concurrently volunteering as an ambulance EMT, having graduated at the top of his EMT cohort.

Michael obtained his Juris Doctorate (law degree) from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in 2014. In Windsor he volunteered for Community Legal Aid and was an Editor as well as an Editorial Board member of the WRLSI Law Journal (‘Windsor Law Review’).

Michael joined Sommers & Roth as an articling student in 2014. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2015.

He regularly appears before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association- Health Law section, and the Toronto Lawyers Association.

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