Michael Best


Michael Best

Michael Best is a Partner who practices litigation and has extensive jury and non-jury trial experience in the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, covering all areas of litigation.

Michael represents insurers and commercial companies. He advises risk managers regarding all aspects of general insurance and commercial liability including tavern, motor vehicle, coverage, construction, shipping and freight forwarding, property and casualty, and occupier/social host liability.

Michael has also clerked for the Honourable Justice Maurice A. Hartnett III of the Delaware Supreme Court and is also licensed to practice in Massachusetts.

Michael resides in the Beach with his wife and daughter. He also speaks fluent Spanish and spends his spare time either playing hockey or cooking.

Please see the Notable Matters listing for the representative work that Michael has participated in as lead trial counsel.

Notable matters

Girao v. Cunningham, 2017 ONSC 811 (CanLII)

Girao v. Cunningham, 2017 ONSC 2452 (CanLII)

Ollivierre v Thomasi, 2016 ONSC 1727 (CanLII)

Berfi v. Muthusamy, 2015 ONSC 981 (CanLII)

Perez v. Pinto, 2013 ONSC 1243 (CanLII)

Coachman Insurance Company v. Lombard Canada, 2012 ONSC 5767 (CanLII)

Butts v. Smith/Coachman/Franklin, 2012 ONSC 3762 (CanLiII)

Coachman v. Lombard, 2011 ONSC 1655 (CanLII)

Hyatt v. Brihante, 2011 ONSC 4480 (CanLII)

Shubaly and Akervall v. Coachman Insurance, 2010 ONSC 1260 (CanLII)

Burhoe v. Mohammed, 2009 CanLII 28201 (ON SC)

Medley v. Young, 2009 CarswellOnt 8974 (ON SC)

Coachman Insurance Company v. Lombard Canada, 2009 CarswellOnt 347, 2009 ONCA

80 (ON CA)

Coachman v. Lombard, 2008 CarswellOnt 8511 (ON SC)

Avila v. Couto, 2019 ONSC 400 (CanLII)

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