Donald L. Granatstein

Donald Granatstein is a mediator and arbitrator, with over 40 years of experience in personal injury, commercial, construction and estate disputes. He is an expert in all areas of personal injury, including wrongful dismissal, medical malpractice, sexual assault, auto and other vehicle accidents, bicycle and pedestrian accidents, and slip and fall accidents.

Don has worked with clients involving the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO), the Landlord and Tenant Board, and the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) Appeals Board.

Don earned his LL.M. at Osgoode Hall Law School in 1979, his LL.B. at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, in 1964, and a B.A. in Political Science at the University of Toronto in 1961.

In 1990, mediation in Ontario was in use only in the construction industry. Don – anticipating the need for mediation in other areas of the law – attended mediation training at Harvard Law School. He also attended arbitration training at the University of Toronto and negotiation training at the LSUC.

Don is a roster member of Law Help Ontario, a non-profit charity offering pro bono legal services, Chair of Panel B, Toronto and East York Committee of Adjustments and an ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office investigator, investigating complaints from bank customers.

Don is also a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Toronto Lawyers Association, and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

Don was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1979.