Nomination Date: 18/01/2019
Todd McCarthy is a Partner at Flaherty McCarthy LLP. He has a well earned reputation as one of the best insurance trial and appellate lawyers in Ontario, having appeared in over 100 jury and non-jury trials and a multitude of arbitrations. Todd is one of the youngest lawyers in Ontario to have been Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Todd combines enduring professional commitment to client success with countless contributions to the legal community, including instructing at the Trial Advocacy and Insurance Law courses at Queen’s University Faculty of Law, the Bar Admission Course of the LSUC, and the Durham College Faculty of Justice and Emergency Services. He regularly instructs at various advanced Ontario legal education programs, including those offered by the LSUC and The Advocates’ Society.
Todd has served as part-time deputy judge of the Superior Court of Justice for the Central East Region, president of the Thomas More Lawyers’ Guild (Toronto) and the Durham Region Law Association, and Director of The Advocates’ Society. His passion for community involvement and advocacy is reflected in his past service as Trustee and Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Durham Region Separate School Board and Chair of The Scarborough Hospital Foundation.