At Fogler, Rubinoff, we believe that making a difference begins with trust. Experience and sound judgment earn it. Client relationships are built on it. Results keep it.

Michael B. Fraleigh*

Partner
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department Co-Chair

Toronto
t: 416.864.7616 f: 416.941.8852 mfraleigh@foglers.com
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PROFILE

Listed as a Leading Practitioner in the 2016 Canadian Lexpert® Directory

Michael was selected by his peers to be included in the 11th Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada in the specialty of Health Care Law.

Michael has extensive experience in all aspects of health law.  He has significant expertise in the representation of physicians, dentists, nurses and other health care practitioners in regulatory matters including complaints, discipline, quality assurance, fitness to practice and registration issues.  He has also represented numerous physicians in hospital privilege disputes as well as in medical malpractice actions.  He also advises corporations and institutions with respect to health law issues.

Michael is also an experienced medical malpractice litigator.  Having defended physicians in medical malpractice cases for more than 10 years and having represented plaintiffs for 15 years, he is well placed to advocate on behalf of parties involved in malpractice disputes.

In addition to his health law practice, Michael also handles civil litigation matters including personal injury, high tech litigation, general commercial litigation, product liability, wrongful dismissal and human rights.

Michael has served as lead counsel in matters before all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, and various tribunals including the Discipline Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, College of Chiropodists, College of Audiologists and Speech Language Therapists, as well as the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, Health Services Appeal and Review Board, Medical Advisory Committees and the Board of Governors of various hospitals.  He has also represented numerous parties at Coroners Inquests.  

Michael has chaired and spoken at numerous continuing education programs for lawyers as well as health care practitioners on issues relating to health law and medical malpractice.

Publications

AUGUST 10 2016

Eight Fogler Rubinoff Partners recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada

Fogler, Rubinoff is pleased to announce that the following lawyers were selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada.

  • Steven A. Cygelfarb - Real Estate Law
  • Milton A. Davis - Legal Malpractice Law
  • Michael B. Fraleigh - Health Care Law
  • Jeffrey B. Goldenberg - Real Estate Law
  • Bill Hearn - Advertising & Marketing Law
  • Kenneth W. Movat - Construction Law
  • Sheldon Silver - Tax Law
  • Colleen Spring Zimmerman - Intellectual Property Law 

Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding lawyers by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.                            

JUNE 28 2016

Eight Fogler Rubinoff Partners have been profiled as Leading Practitioners in the 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory

The 2016 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory  has profiled eight Fogler Rubinoff lawyers as leading practitioners:

Steven A. Cygelfarb - Property Leasing

Milton A. Davis - Professional Liability

Michael B. Fraleigh - Medical Negligence

Bill Hearn - Advertising & Marketing Law

Martin L. Middlestadt - Property Leasing

Kenneth W. Movat - Construction Law

Colleen Spring Zimmerman - Intellectual Property

Michael S. Wolfish - Property Leasing

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory ranks individual lawyers across 64 areas of expertise and firms in over 40 practice areas. Recommendations for lawyers in the annual publication are the product of an extensive peer review process, with firm rankings tabulated from the cumulative rankings of individuals within each practice area reviewed.

AUGUST 25 2015

10th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada

We are pleased to announce that Steven A. Cygelfarb, Milton A. Davis, Michael B. Fraleigh, Jeffrey B. Goldenberg, Martin L. Middlestadt, Kenneth W. MovatSheldon Silver, Q.C. and Colleen Spring Zimmerman have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 10th Edition of Best Lawyers in Canada.

JULY 30 2015

Leading Practitioners in the 2015 Canadian Lexpert® Directory

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP is pleased to announce that the following lawyers are Listed as Leading Practitioners in the  2015 Canadian Lexpert® Directory:

 

Steven Cygelfarb

Milton Davis

Michael Fraleigh

Martin Middlestadt

Kenneth Movat

Sheldon Silver

Colleen Spring Zimmerman

Michael Wolfish

Industry Groups

Memberships

  • Immediate Past-President, Medico-Legal Society of Toronto, 2011-2012
  • President, Medico-Legal Society of Toronto, 2010-2011
  • Ontario Bar Association - Health Law Section, 2000-2001 Chair
  • Ontario Bar Association - Health Law Section, 1993-1995 Chair
  • Ontario E-Discovery Implementation Committee, 2007 - 2011
  • Advocates' Society Past Chair - Technology Task Force
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada

Directorships

  • Board of Directors, Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario
  • Alzheimer Society of Toronto, 2006 -2015

Education

  • Admitted to Ontario Bar, 1986
  • University of Ottawa (Silver Medal), LL.B., 1984
  • Queen's University Geography, B.A., 1981

Speaking Engagements

  • The Osgoode Hall Law School Certificate in Clinical Risk, Negligence and Claims Management, January 21 to 25, 2013, Osgoode Professional Development Conference Centre, Program Director and Lecturer
  • Informed Consent Lecture and Seminar, January 21, 2013, University of Toronto, Lecturer
  • Causation: An Advanced Symposium, December 7, 2012, Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators, Lecturer
  • Assisted Reproduction Presentation, October 18, 2012, Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto, Lecturer
  • Health Law Seminar for Articling Students, September 20, 2012, Fogler, Rubinoff  LLP, Lecturer
  • Youth Summer Program, July 31, 2012, Flavelle House at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Lecturer
  • Nursing Malpractice Seminar, April 21, 2012, Legal Nurse Consultant Association of Canada, Lecturer
  • Surrogacy Presentation, March 14, 2012, 519 Community Centre, Lecturer
  • CME@SEA Cardio-Pulmonary Update 2012, February 4 to 16, 2012, Lecturer
  • The Osgoode Hall Law School Certificate in Clinical Risk, Negligence and Claims Management, January 23 to 27, 2012, Osgoode Professional Development Conference Centre, Program Director and Lecturer
  • Informed Consent Lecture and Seminar, January 16, 2012, University of Toronto, Lecturer
  • Presentation for LAWS Program for high school teachers, November 18, 2011, Flavelle House at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Lecturer
  • Health Law Lunch, November 9, 2011, Fogler, Rubinoff  LLP, Lecturer
  • Assisted Human Reproduction Presentation, September 22, 2011, Joint Centre for Bioethics at the University of Toronto, Lecturer
  • Presentation for LAWS students, August 2, 2011, Flavelle House at the University of Toronto, Lecturer
  • The Osgoode Hall Law School Certificate in Clinical Risk Management for Nurses, June 15, 2011, Osgoode Professional Development Conference Centre, Lecturer
  • Medical Malpractice Presentation, May 18, 2011, Central Technical School, Lecturer
  • Lecture on Health Law to medical students, March 7, 2011, University of Toronto, Lecturer
  • The Osgoode Hall Law School Certificate in Clinical Risk, Negligence and Claims Management in Health Care, January 24 to 27, 2011, Osgoode Professional Development Conference Centre, Program Director and Lecturer
  • Informed Consent Lecture and Seminar, January 17, 2011, University of Toronto, Lecturer
  • Health Law Seminar for Articling Students, December 14, 2010, Fogler, Rubinoff  LLP, Lecturer
  • Health Law Presentation to fourth year medical students, December 13, 2010, University of Toronto, Lecturer
  • Health Law Presentation to medical students, November 1, 2010, University of Toronto, Lecturer
  • Health Law Presentation to fourth year medical students, September 27, 2010, University of Toronto, Lecturer
  • Health Law Presentation to medical students, August 31, 2010, University of Toronto, Lecturer
  • Medical Malpractice Presentation on four leading cases, April 6, 2010, Osgoode Professional Development Centre, Lecturer
  • Informed Consent Lecture and Seminar, March 31, 2010, University of Toronto, Lecturer
  • The Osgoode Hall Law School Certificate in Health Law, March 26, 2010, Osgoode Professional Development Conference Centre, Lecturer and Panel Member
  • Mock Coroner's Inquest, March 4, 2010, Medico-Legal Society of Toronto, Participant
  • Mock Hearing for University of Toronto HPARB Program, January 5, 2010, Participant
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