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      Our personal injury and long term disability lawyers are fully dedicated to winning your case and ensuring the best medical care and highest settlement. We win your case because we invest in your case.

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      David Himelfarb

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      Alex Kluchuk

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      Silene Malhao

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      Daniel J Holland

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      Kate Barretto

      Leaders in Personal Injury Law with Over 10,000 Cases Settled

      About Us

      Our team is led by David Himelfarb who provides extensive knowledge and insight into both the legal and insurance worlds. We have been recognized by Best Lawyers and have the highest rating, AV Preeminent, from Martindale-Hubbell. The firm’s numerous personal injury lawyers are experienced, intelligent, and highly successful at winning all types of Personal Injury cases. We have a combined century of experience trying personal injury cases. Himelfarb Proszanski has successfully negotiated and settled over 10,000 cases with combined awards in excess of 3/4 billion dollars. At Himelfarb Proszanski, we build winning cases. At Himelfarb Proszanski, we build winning cases. That’s the HimPro Advantage™.

      To win your case we work as a team. We bring in outside professionals such as engineers, safety experts and private investigators to help build specific factors relevant to each case. We call on highly respected and recognized medical professionals to examine injured clients, treating or referring them as needed and analyzing and substantiating medical findings as part of your case building process.

      Equally important, our lawyers and staff have compassion and empathy for your situation. We’re smart, ethical and dedicated to getting you, our client, the best medical care and compensation possible. There are no upfront costs. We get paid only after your case is settled.

      "The law isn't justice. It's a very imperfect mechanism. If you press exactly the right buttons and are also lucky, justice may show up in the answer. A mechanism is all the law was ever intended to be." ~Raymond Chandler

      Why Choose HIMPRO?

      Himelfarb Proszanski is a leading law firm with full service personal injury lawyers.We have been recognized by Best Lawyers and have the highest rating, AV Preeminent, from Martindale-Hubbell.   We provide a combined century of trial experience which has led to the successful settlement of over 10,000 cases with combined settlement value in excess of 3/4 billion dollars. And finally, we’re the only firm to offer you the HIMPRO Advantage™.

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      • Your injury is assessed and your options are discussed
      • Your rights are protected and your claim is pursued
      • Your disability and other benefits are secured
      • You or a loved one obtains the award they deserve
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      • Your injury assessments are booked with respected specialists
      • Your rehabilitation is optimized and personalized using our extensive network of rehabilitation and medical specialists
      • Your rehabilitation is monitored and tracked
      • Your case is managed by our lawyers from start to finish
      • You are made aware of options designed to maximize your settlement amount
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        David Himelfarb

        David B. Himelfarb is the managing partner of Himelfarb Proszanski. He has extensive experience in civil litigation and has appeared before all levels of Courts and Tribunals in the Province, including the Ontario Court of Appeal as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.

        Many of his cases have been reported and are currently being utilized as precedents in the legal community.

        • LLB degree from the University of Windsor (1987)
        • Called to the Bar of Ontario in 1989.
        • Member of:
          • the Advocate’s Society,
          • Toronto Lawyer’s Association,
          • Canadian Bar Association,
          • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
          • the Ontario Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.

        David is a firm advocate of community service and therefore active in assisting and supporting the following organizations:

        • Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST),
        • the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA),
        • the Toronto Rehab Foundation,
        • the Toronto Rehab Institute (TRI) Family and Patient Lounge,
        • St. Michaels Hospital Foundation,
        • Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation
        • the Canadian Tamil Congress
        • and others.

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        Reported Cases Where David Himelfarb was Counsel

        Mr. Himelfarb has been involved as counsel in numerous matters and many of his cases have been reported. Some of them are set out below:

        Saharkhiz v. Underwriters, Members of Lloyd's London, (2000), 49 O.R. (3d) 255 (Ont. C.A.) and (1999), 46 O.R. (3d) 154 (Ont. S.C.J.), affirmed

        The Court of Appeal upheld the motion judge confirming that our client, a taxi driver, who was terribly beaten while arguing over the fare, suffered catastrophic injuries in an accident as defined by the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule.

        941807 Ontario Ltd. v. Lennox Drum Ltd., 2003 CanLII 31888 (ON SC) and 180 OAC 95 (Ont. Div. Ct.)
        Punitive damages awarded to our client arising out of bad faith in the execution of a commercial transaction. The Divisional Court upheld the trial judge's decision in favour of our client.

        Salvador v. Mather, 41 O.R. (3d) 289, 37 C.P.C. (5th) 214 (Ont. Div. Ct.)
        The Divisional Court granted our client the authority to set aside an order that she consented to dismissing her action that was obtained while she was represented by another lawyer. Mr. Himelfarb argued successfully that the client could not have legally understood that she had a valid cause of action at the time her previous lawyer agreed to abandon the case. Accordingly, the client was permitted to set aside the dismissal order and proceed with her case for compensation.

        Subramanian v. Shetler, 2002, 61 O.R. (3d) 136 (Ont. Div. Ct.)
        The Divisional Court refused the appeal of the Defendants who were ordered to enter defences in Ontario and enure to the jurisdiction of the Ontario Courts, when they were American and the accident occurred in America. The court in Ontario was convinced that the balance of convenience favoured our client's jurisdiction.

        Whiting v. Menu Foods Operating Limited Partnership, 2007 CanLII 43903 (ON SC)
        In this class action case, Mr. Himelfarb's legal team was granted class counsel status, permitting and authorizing them to proceed and eventually settle this well known class action involving tainted pet foods.

        New Generation Drywall Inc. v. Ontario (Minister of Finance), (2004) O.J. No. 465 (S.C.J.)
        Our client was successful at trial in a taxation case that had precedent ramifications for the drywall and acoustic ceiling tile industry in Ontario. The court adopted Mr. Himelfarb's argument that residential drywall workers were not employees for the purpose of deducting and withholding Employers' Health Tax.

        Decision No. 410/10, 2010 ONWSIAT 631, (Workplace Safety Insurance Appeals Tribunal)
        In this decision, Mr. Himelfarb won his client loss of earning benefits retroactive to 1991, for a sum of approximately $700,000.00.

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        Alex Kluchuk

        Alex is a litigator practicing exclusively in the area of the plaintiff personal injury law since his Call to the Ontario Bar in 2010. His cases include motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, accident benefits, slip and fall accidents, product liability, assaults, sexual assaults, dog bites, pharmaceutical errors, and medical negligence cases.

        Some of the cases that Alex worked on has been reported and commented on in the media and legal community. In 2013 he participated as a speaker at the Advanced Litigation Program organized by the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario.

        Alex regularly represents seriously injured clients in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Financial Services Commission of Ontario. His solid litigation skill set is built on the deep knowledge of the personal injury law, strong ethics and zealous advocacy.

        Alex is a graduate of the Osgoode Hall Law School. He is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. Alex is also fluent in Russian.

        Lisa Holland joined Himelfarb Proszanski in July 2016. She has worked exclusively in the area of personal injury litigation at firms representing injured and disabled clients since she was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002. She works closely with Vietnamese, Cantonese and Mandarin speaking paralegals in representing injured persons from these communities.

        Her background in the medical field and extensive work in hospitals provides her with a unique insight into the challenges of injured litigants.

        Lisa received a Bachelor of Science degree with Honours in Allied Health Professions and Respiratory Therapy from Boston’s Northeastern University.

        Following graduation, she worked in the critical care units in both Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Lisa earned her Law Degree from the New England School of Law in 1987 and after being called to the Massachusetts Bar, she worked in the insurance defense field.

        After moving to Canada in 1989, Lisa received her Canadian law degree from the University of Ottawa. She has worked exclusively in the area of personal injury litigation, mediations, arbitrations and disability claims. She has a wide range of experience in insurance related litigation.

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        Daniel J Holland

        Daniel J. Holland (1987) obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor in 1987. From 1987 through 2000, he practiced with the firm of Fellowes, McNeil, in Toronto.

        Daniel’s practice consists of a variety of cases in the civil litigation field, with an emphasis on insurance related claims. Since joining the firm of Benson Percival Brown in October, 2000, Daniel has continued his personal injury and insurance practice.

        Daniel is a member of Canadian Bar Association of Ontario, Defence Research Institute and Advocates Society. Daniel also acts as trial counsel for several other firms.

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        Kate Barretto has experience working on a diverse range of litigation matters with a focus on plaintiff personal injury matters, such as motor vehicle accidents, catastrophic injuries, slip and fall accidents, brain injuries, dog bites, bike accidents, CPP and long-term disability denials, and various disputes with insurance

        In addition to her personal injury practice, Kate has experience working on a number of plaintiff class action matters from initial retainer through court-approved settlement.

        Prior to joining the firm Kate worked at a number of boutique litigation firms, always specializing in plaintiff personal injury and insurance-related disputes. Kate obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Brock University before she attended law school at the University of Kent in Canterbury England. Kate was called to the bar in 2018.

        • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), University of Kent, 2015
        • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Brock University, 2013
        • Canadian Bar Association, 2023
        • Ontario Bar Association, 2023


        Reported Cases Where Kate Barretto was Counsel

        Cozzi v. Cato, 2019 ONSC 5026 (CanLII);
        Peter B. Cozzi Professional Corporation v. Cato, 2020 ONCA 423 – successfully opposed a motion for a charging order, decision defended on appeal;

        Martin v. Hurst, 2022 ONSC 3877 (CanLII) – motion for default damages arising from a dog attack (under appeal)

        Gavrila v CUMIS General Insurance Company, 2022 CanLII 4537 (ON LAT) – appealed insurer’s denial of the Applicant’s medical benefits


        Silene Malhao obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Criminology from the University of Toronto in 2004. She obtained a Juris Doctor degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2011. She was admitted to the Ontario bar in 2012 after completing her articles at a Toronto-based full-service law firm.

        Prior to joining Himelfarb Proszanski LLP, Silene practiced at a well-respected litigation firm in Toronto.

        Silene works primarily in the area of personal injury and insurance litigation.
        She is fluent in Portuguese and a member of the Portuguese-Canadian Lawyers Association and the Canadian Bar Association.

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