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Meet Stuart Zacharias

Health Law Lawyer

"A complex and fascinating intersection of two professions."

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Professional Highlights

  • Stuart has acted on matters before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court and Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Member, CBA Task Force on Justice Issues Arising from COVID-19 (2020)
  • Chair, National Civil Litigation Section, Canadian Bar Association (2019-2020)
  • Co-Chair, Education Committee, Health Law Group, Lerners LLP (2018 – present)
  • Vice-Chair, National Civil Litigation Section, Canadian Bar Association (2018-2019)
  • Practice Group Leader, Appeals Group, Lerners LLP (2016 to 2018)
  • Secretary-Treasurer, National Civil Litigation Section, Canadian Bar Association (2017-2018)
  • Communications Officer, National Civil Litigation Section, Canadian Bar Association (2016-2017)
  • Skills Instructor, The Advocates’ Society (2015 to present)
  • Member, Research Ethics Board, Mount Sinai Hospital (2014-2019)
  • Executive Member, National Civil Litigation Section, Canadian Bar Association (2014-2015)
  • Partner, Lerners LLP (2011)
  • Associate, Lerners LLP (2007-2011)
  • Judicial Clerk to The Honourable Allan Lutfy, Chief Justice of the Federal Court (Ottawa) (2005-2006)

  • Stuart has successfully represented physicians in litigation matters before the Superior Court of Justice, including trial, and the Court of Appeal. He has also assisted physicians in College proceedings and related matters before the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, in addition to regularly providing advice on a wide variety of medical-legal issues.

  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada for health care law (2018 - 2021), insurance law and medical negligence (2021)
  • Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario
  • Named by Lexpert in its 2014 Guide to the Leading U.S./Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada as a “Litigation Lawyer to Watch”
  • In 2012, Stuart was the recipient of the Richard B. Lindsay QC Exceptional Young Lawyer Award. This award is given annually to one member of Canadian Defence Lawyers of up to 10 years at the bar.

  • Presenter, “Annual Update: Key Civil Litigation Cases in Canada”, Canadian Bar Association Webinar Series, September 24, 2019
  • Presenter, "Waiver of Solicitor-Client Privilege: Tips and Traps", The Canadian Bar Association, April 30, 2019
  • Presenter, “Transition to Residency: Medical-Legal Issues”, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, January 9, 2019
  • Co-Presenter, “Update on Key Civil Litigation Cases Across Canada”, Canadian Bar Association Webinar Series, November 8, 2018
  • Presenter, “Transition to Residency: Medical-Legal Issues”, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, January 11, 2018
  • Panelist, “Mastering Winning Discovery Techniques”, The Advocates’ Society, October 30, 2017
  • Presenter, “Transition to Residency: Medical-Legal Issues”, University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, January 11, 2017
  • Co-Presenter, “Civil Appeals: An Overview of Issues, Procedure and Ethics”, Continuing Professional Development session held in Windsor, Ontario, June 20, 2016
  • Presenter, “Waiving Solicitor-Client Privilege: Tips and Traps”, Canadian Bar Association Webinar Series, September 8, 2015
  • Presenter, “Battle of the Forms: An overview regarding authorizations to conduct independent medical examinations”, Canadian Defence Lawyers Annual Accident Benefit Symposium, April 25, 2013 (read online)

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • The Advocates’ Society

  • Admitted to Manitoba Bar (2006)
  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (2005)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Manitoba (2004)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Manitoba (2001)

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