||Morse|Shannon LLP is a specialty law firm of expert trial lawyers practicing civil litigation.
The firm is led by Jerome Morse and Michael Shannon, rated by the two most
highly regarded lawyer rating services, Lexpert® and The Best Lawyers® in
Canada, as two of the country's foremost trial counsel in their practice
areas. Jerome is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and both
he and Michael are certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as
specialists in the area of civil litigation.
On January 29, 2014, Michael Shannon
will be a Co-Chair at the OTLA Medical Malpractice Conference
“Medical Malpractice: Building Your Case Through to a Jury Trial” being held in Toronto.
will be a speaker at this conference “The Medical Malpractice Discovery: Nuts and Bolts”.
Both Michael and Jerome will also be participating in a Discovery Demonstration and Panel Discussion at the conference.
On December 10, 2013
, Jerome Morse
will be providing a demonstration of a plaintiff’s mediation opening statement for The Osgoode Short Course in Mediation Advocacy, part of the Osgoode CLE program.
November News 2013
is the 2013 recipient of the H. Bruce T. Hillyer Award
. This award is given to an individual who exemplifies the spirit of OTLA in fearlessly advancing the cause of individual rights by the effective use of trial advocacy.
was a keynote speaker at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) 2013 Fall Conference
, speaking on Examining Lay Witnesses and also carried out a demonstration.
August News 2013
Jerome Morse and Michael Shannon have once again been selected by their peers for inclusion in the Eighth Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada as leading legal practitioner in their practice areas.
Jerome Morse was selected in the practice areas of: Medical Negligence, Personal Injury Litigation and Product Liability Law. He was also named the Best Lawyers' 2014 Toronto Personal Injury Litigation "Lawyer of the Year".
Michael Shannon was selected as The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation.
||$11 Million Settlement – Motor Vehicle Accident resulting in Catastrophic Injuries
Two children were passengers in a car and suffered catastrophic injuries as a result of a head on collision. Both children suffered spinal cord injuries. Shortly before trial, the insurers and their lawyers of the various defendants settled for over $11,000,000 - one of the largest settlements in Canadian history at the time.
||$5.25 Million Verdict – Pedestrian hit by Car
An elderly pedestrian in excess of 70 years old was standing on a sidewalk with his wife when he was struck by a car. The car had been rear ended by a truck that was following too closely. Our client suffered a catastrophic brain injury and required 24-hour attendant care. The case proceeded to trial so that our client could access the insurance policies of both vehicles. Notwithstanding that the truck was following too closely, we were able to convince a jury that the driver of the car was 20% at fault for making a last second decision to turn right, without any prior warning.