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Michael F. Smith Partner

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Michael F. Smith

Michael joined Bennett Best Burn LLP in 1999 and since then practiced family law in partnership with the late G. Ross Davis, a specialist in family law. His own broad experience covers all aspects of family law from custody disputes to support issues to equalization of property.

Michael also has extensive experience in commercial litigation (focused on transportation and insurance issues) and in personal injury litigation.

He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and Past Chair of the Main Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Ontario Bar Association (1998-2000). He is the Past Chair of the Insurance Law Section of the OBA (2004-2006). Michael has been a law lecturer at Humber College (1988) and an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2005 – Litigation and Social Change). He is also a member of the Transportation Lawyers Association, the Advocates’ Society and the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History.

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Family Law


  • University of Western Ontario, LL.B.
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.M. (1986)

Bar Admission

  • Ontario