S. David Gorelle

Counsel Toronto, T: 416.869.8543 F: 416.862.8247

Geeta Persaud Assistant 416.862.8280 x282 gpersaud@mathewsdinsdale.com


Bar admission

Law Society of Ontario


Queen’s University, B.A. (Hons.)
Queen’s University, LL.B.

Membership and affiliations

Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association


David was the first lawyer in Ontario to be certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Workplace Safety and Insurance law. Since then, he has received the 2005 Ontario Bar Association’s Ron Ellis Award for significant contributions to Workplace Safety and Insurance, was a past member of the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association Workplace Safety and Insurance law subsection, and the 2010 Best Lawyers in Canada “Toronto’s Best Lawyers’ Workers’ Compensation Lawyer of the Year”. He is also currently recognized as 2013 Lawyer of the Year in the area of workers’ compensation law by the 2013 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, as well as a leading practitioner in that field by Best Lawyers in Canada.

David is the go-to person for both union and non-unionized private and public sector employers seeking to reduce the costs associated with employees who have been injured on the job, and manage their successful return to work. Employers and employer associations often lean on David for his informative presentations and advocacy skills in appeals to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

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