Mark MacNeill is counsel at Brauti Thorning LLP. Mark's practice is focused on personal injury law. In addition to representing injured persons and their families, Mark is counsel for the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund.
As a former practicing Occupational Therapist before his call to the bar, Mark has a working knowledge of the problems faced by injured persons trying to recover and the challenges they face when seeking compensation. With a specialization in Motor Vehicle Accident related injuries arising from the negligence of others, a significant portion of Mark's practice relates to advancing claims on behalf of his clients for Statutory Accident Benefits that may have been wrongfully denied by insurance companies. Mark also acts for the Minister of Finance in similar matters as well as priority disputes with Insurance Companies.
Mark has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Dalhousie University and a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he studied work related injuries and return to work issues. For eleven years prior to his call to the bar, Mark practiced as an Occupational Therapist in both Canada and the United States. In addition to his Law degree from Dalhousie (2002), Mark also holds an MBA in International Business. Mark was called to the Ontario Bar in 2003. Mark has completed the Advanced Trial Advocacy Course at York University.
* Mark MacNeill practices as Mark A. MacNeill Prof. Corp
- Mar 9, 2015
Personal injury claimants likely to suffer due to backlog. Car accident lawsuits not only make up the majority of personal injury actions, but they are also likely to be more complex than other types of files, Toronto personal injury lawyer Mark MacNeill says on a recent episode of BT Legal Law TV. Read the full article on AdvocateDaily.com
- Feb 5, 2015
Personal health data as legal evidence not likely to act as smoking gun. Using personal health data in legal matters may be helpful as "another tool in the basket," but it"s not likely to eliminate the need for other evidence, Toronto personal injury lawyer Mark MacNeill tells Canadian Lawyer magazine. Read the full article on AdvocateDaily.com
- Oct 8, 2014
How best to avoid a client's settlement remorse. A good practice for counsel going through mediation is to ensure they document the process, Toronto personal injury lawyer Mark MacNeill tells Law Times.
To demonstrate that the lawyer has explained the details of the settlement to the client, "the full and final release is the final linchpin," he tells the legal publication. "It's always a good idea to have the client sign the actual mediation agreement. You want to confirm those things in writing as soon as possible." Read the full article on AdvocateDaily.com
- May 26, 2014
One happy client can open door to more cases. When it comes to getting the most out of the referral process, Toronto personal injury lawyer Mark MacNeill tells Lawyers Weekly a basic approach is most often best.
"Make your client happy, and answer your phone and return phone calls," MacNeill, partner with Brauti Thorning LLP, says in the article. "Even if you're not able to get the best results for a variety of reasons, if a client knows you'll be a straight shooter with them, they will refer you.". Read the full article on AdvocateDaily.com
- April 7, 2014
Details of proposed auto insurance bill unclear. Clarity is needed when it comes to the inner workings of Bill 171, which names the Licence Appeal Tribunal as the new location for the dispute resolution section of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), Toronto personal injury lawyer Mark MacNeill tells Law Times. Read the full article on AdvocateDaily.com
- March 5, 2014
Ontario aims to combat auto insurance fraud. TORONTO - Ontario's governing Liberals introduced legislation Tuesday that they say would help reduce auto insurance rates, even though they're not ordering a cut to premiums. Finance Minister Charles Sousa said rates across the province have dropped almost five per cent on average over the last six months and will fall further if the bill passes. Read the full article on AdvocateDaily.com
- January 16, 2014
Clinics fined in insurance fraud cases. Three Toronto-area rehabilitation clinics have been fined hundreds of thousands of dollars following convictions for insurance fraud arising from an investigation into staged collisions. Read the full article on AdvocateDaily.com