David Elmaleh



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A Focus on Insurance Defence & Energy Litigation

Direct: 416.862.6298
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Bar Admission: 2012
Location: Toronto


David's broad civil and criminal litigation practice involves defending both institutional and individual clients, with an emphasis on insurance and criminal defence, commercial litigation, disputes in the energy sector and internet libel claims. He has acted for a variety of professionals facing criminal or regulatory charges, including police officers, pharmacists, insurance agents, animal owners and veterinarians.

Appearing before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal, has given David experience beyond his years. Whether it be managing his own growing practice or defending litigants in class action disputes, David uses his dynamic and creative talents to help clients resolve their legal issues effectively and efficiently.

David is the co-chair of the firm’s Energy Law Practice group and routinely advocates on behalf of clients in technical disputes in the innovative renewable energy sector. He is also the chair of the firm’s Defamation and Reputation Management practice group and the Criminal, Regulatory & Administrative Law practice group. Lastly, he chairs the firm’s Estates and Trusts practice group, leading a team of lawyers in a growing area of the law.

David joined McCague Borlack LLP in 2010 as a summer student. After articling with the firm in 2011, David joined the firm as an associate in 2012 and was quickly promoted to partner in 2016. Away from the legal world, David is actively involved in community endeavours and enjoys quality time with his family and friends.