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Barry A. Percival * Partners

P: 416-977-9777 bpercival@bensonpercival.com


Barry A. Percival *

*Retired from the firm in December 2018*

The most senior of our counsel is Barry A. Percival, Q.C., (1963). He was a gold medalist graduate in Mining Engineering in 1958 at Queen’s University before studying law at Osgoode Hall Law School. He graduated in 1961 with Honours and the Silver Medal.

Barry was called to the bar in 1963 after having been awarded the Third Prize and achieving Honours standing in the Bar Admission Course. He began his distinguished career as a civil litigator with Benson McMurtry, and shortly thereafter at Benson, McMurtry Percival & Brown. He was appointed Queens Counsel in 1974.

Barry taught Torts at Osgoode Hall Law School and was a member of the Ontario Law Reform Commission from 1980 to 1986. He has been counsel at a variety of Royal Commissions on Inquiry. He continues to specialize in personal injury, and insurance litigation, and plaintiffs’ medical malpractice claims.

Barry is noted in Lexpert as a most frequently recommended lawyer in Personal Injury, a consistently recommended lawyer in Litigation (Commercial and Insurance), and a repeatedly recommended lawyer in Products Liability.

The Law Society of Upper Canada has certified him as a Specialist in Civil Litigation and he has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

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