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 1-416-961-1212 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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