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Leanne Goldstein is a Partner at MK Disability Lawyers. She has been a practicing lawyer for 20 years. For 16 years she has been tirelessly advocating for individuals whose short term and long-term disability benefits have been wrongfully denied by insurance companies.

Leanne has extensive experience litigating every type of disability case against every disability insurer that offers disability benefits in Ontario and has litigated several cases against US disability insurers. Leanne successfully leverages the knowledge she has obtained through many years of litigating against disability insurers to help her clients resolve disability benefit denials in an effective and expeditious manner. Leanne’s primary focus is always on ensuring that her clients are supported emotionally through the process of litigation and that their needs are accommodated and respected.

Leanne Goldstein was admitted to the Law Society of Ontario in 2002. Prior to that, Leanne practiced as an Attorney in a different jurisdiction with a large international law firm. In Ontario, Leanne initially practiced personal injury litigation with one of the top ten personal injury law firms. She then devoted the next 16 years to representing individuals denied disability benefits at two leading long-term disability practices in Ontario.

Since 2002, Leanne’s practice has been devoted primarily to disability litigation, including short term and long term disability claims, critical illness claims, life insurance claims, Canada Pension Plan Disability benefits claims as well as wrongful dismissal claims with a disability and Human Rights component. She has also represented individuals in motor vehicle accident cases, accident benefits claims, slip and falls, and other personal injury litigation.

Over the years, Leanne has conducted hundreds of mediations, settlement negotiations, examinations for discovery as well as several arbitrations, and trials. Leanne has appeared before various levels of the Ontario Courts and multiple administrative bodies. Leanne is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

Leanne joined MK Disability Lawyers as a Partner in 2019 and continues in her desire to vigorously and tenaciously pursue the rights of her clients with compassion and dedication.

In her spare time, Leanne advocates for children with special needs and devotes her energy to volunteering for disability-related charitable causes that are close to her heart.

Bar Admission

2002, Ontario

Education

B.A., LL.B., NCA

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)