Calm, cool and collected in the classical sense
Donald Granatstein is calm, cool and collected in the classical sense. He listens, responds and advises in the context of experience, current legal proceedings and research. Acting for my husband and me, Donald replaced a lawyer who did not even return phone calls and procrastinated to such an extent that we thought we would lose our case merely due to his continuing inaction. As a team, Donald and Joan are patient, empathetic, responsible, knowledgeable and dedicated. Although our matter took years to resolve — thanks to Donald and Joan, an out-of-court settlement was finally reached. We are most grateful and would unhesitatingly recommend Donald Granatstein Q.C. LL.M. Personal Injury Lawyer to anyone seeking informed and specialized legal advice and representation.
As a team, Donald and Joan are patient, empathetic, responsible, knowledgeable and dedicated.
He set a very high standard for care and concern that the outcome would be right
“Several years ago I was struck by a car in a pedestrian accident. Initially I was recommended by a lawyer friend to a local personal injury firm. Despite the connection to one of the principals of the firm by the mutual friend, my call was not even returned. I tried another large firm where the message was fundamentally “go away.” I started to give up. My phone call to Don was the last call I was going to make to look for legal representation. From our very first meeting I felt that Don was interested in me and the proper legal remedy for my situation. He never made me feel like he had more worthwhile clients or that I wasn’t deserving of his time and attention. I felt he set a very high standard for care and concern that the outcome would be right. Over the years he worked towards the settlement, he never varied in his efforts on my behalf. Don seems exceptionally competent and both he and Joan are simply very nice people to work with, and that also went a long way towards making a long, unpleasant process both better and easier than it might have been. I would recommend Don absolutely.”
- S. Yates
Extremely knowledgeable and skilled communicator
I have consulted Donald Granatstein on various legal issues, which resulted in very positive outcomes. I received what I felt was truly personal service from Mr. Donald Granatstein and his firm. He is an extremely knowledgeable and skilled communicator, always keeps you informed of developments in the case, returns phone call and e-mails promptly, and strives to attain the ultimate results for his clients. I would personally recommend that anyone looking for excellent legal representation should contact Mr. Donald Granatstein.
- C. Simas
Made difficult situations much easier to manage
“It has been such a pleasure working with Don and Joan over the years. Don has provided excellent service on numerous occasions and has made difficult situations much easier to manage. We appreciate Don’s professionalism, vast knowledge and ability to resolve issues. Even more importantly, Don is compassionate and enjoyable to work with from a personal level as well. We highly recommend Don to anyone in need of legal representation”.
- R and P Devane
On several separate occasions recently I required legal assistance. It was most reassuring to have quick competent advice as well as the necessary documentation done to successfully manage my concerns.
- Mrs. G. Montgomery
Mr Granatstein, a real lawyer and friend
Mr Granatstein is the kind of lawyer that you feel you are the only client he has. In today’s world, everything going fast, many law firms processing cases like a production line in a factory. Most of the job actually done by a bunch of paralegals, they don’t care if an individual case win or lose, they only care about the production output. Mr. Granatstein personally handles every case by himself, carefully finds evidence and facts that favours his clients. Having Mr Granatstein as lawyer like having a friend, in our case, he spent a great deal of time to help me. He cares more about the service he gives and the results he gets much more than the money he makes. No detail is too small for him, but trouble to us. Mr. Granatstein is highly knowledgeable, professional and experienced. Let him represent you, you won’t regret.
- HA and family
From an MVA victim
I’d like to say thanks for so promptly returning my phone call on Friday. I hear many bad reports about the inaccessibility of lawyers but I must say you are outstanding in this regard
15 years of excellent legal representation
I have known Mr. Granatstein for over 15 years and have consulted him for various legal issues. I have dealt with several lawyers over the years, but none has provided me with the type of care and dedication Mr. Granatstein has. He is extremely knowledgeable, reliable, and strives to attain the best for his clients. I would personally recommend that anyone looking for excellent legal representation should contact Mr. Granatstein.
– Sydney Zaidi
I’ve known Donald Granatstein since the eighties. He has acted for me in two car accidents cases and in two matrimonial matters. I tell my friends who are looking for a lawyer that some people care and some people don’t, Mr. Granatstein cares; he goes that extra mile; he perseveres.
- Steven Balogh , Toronto
Mr. Donald Granatstein has assisted us for many years in resolving legal issues associated with businesses, real estate, and family. We have been grateful for his wise counsel, ability to listen, sound judgment, vast legal knowledge, promptness, and fair pricing. He researches issues thoroughly and does not hesitate to consult with his legal colleagues if indicated. Highly recommended.
- Robert Richards, MD., FRCP
Go the Distance
Due to three car accidents I was taken out of the workforce. The injuries sustained by the accident were soft tissue damage which caused a multitude of problems that could not be seen by the general public, or the insurance companies involved with my case. It was necessary for me to hire a lawyer because of difficulties proving my injuries. I went to one of the most prestigious law firms in Canada, located in Toronto. Unfortunately, the lawyer put on my case was incompetent and inexperienced. Against my better judgment, and through his lack of knowledge, I was poorly advised to sign off my pay benefits with the promise of a better settlement within lawsuit in the future by my lawyer. As it turned out my lawyer was terminated from the firm and new lawyer was given my case to try to “fix” the error. A settlement was made which fell far from what I should have received.
Knowing full well that my whole case was handled wrong, I was advised to sue the law firm and the first lawyer for incompetency. The problem was that after seeing seven lawyers to see if they would take my case, each one declined stating there were no wrongs committed.
Just about ready to give up I met Mr. Donald Granatstein. I spoke to him briefly about my case and he agreed to have look at it and advise me further. Within days Mr. Granatstein called me to say that yes, I did indeed have a case of malpractice and he would be willing to act on my behalf as legal counsel. It was long haul and very frustrating at times, but Mr. Granatstein stayed the course. Through the years it took to handle my case Mr. Granatstein got to know me, and my wife, well. We also became friends. One lawyer, Donald Granatstein, fought against the insurance company of a very large law firm in the battle for our financial future. We were victorious!
I would never want to go through that again, but I would retain Mr. Granatstein to handle my legal matters any time. I know he is a man of integrity and honor who is not afraid to fight your battles and go the distance when you are unable to do it yourself.
- Paul Urquhart, Trenton
My son will be taken care of the rest of his life
On Aug 12, 1999, my family’s lives were changed forever. As victims of a vehicle accident, where not only my husband and I were injured, but worse, our children were as well. As I was trying to deal with my injuries, as well as the rest of my family’s injuries, I found it quite overwhelming. In particular, my older son sustained an acquired brain injury.
The insurance company was not helpful at all. It seems they were treating us as criminals not as victims. That’s when we turned to Mr. Granatstein for help. He immediately took over dealing with the insurance company and subsequently their lawyers, which took a major portion of my stress away. Now I had time to focus on my family. Throughout the ordeal, Mr. Granatstein and his wife, Joan, were very compassionate and had had our needs at heart.
Mr. Granatstein made sure we got the medical care after the accident as well as worked with the insurance company’s lawyers to make sure we were able to continue to get care in the future. He has given me peace of mind through financial remuneration. My son will be taken care of for the rest of his life. This means the world to me.
So for anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation, I would not hesitate to recommend Donald L. Granatstein, as I know he will look after you with as much care and compassion as he looked after us.
- The Courtney Family
The weight of this terrible experience was lifted off my shoulders by Don and Joan Granatstein
DONALD L. GRANANTSTEIN Q.C. acted for me in an estate settlement. At the time, I had been devastated by a series of events. I needed Don’s tenacity; he made me feel I could trust everything into his capable, experienced hands. I felt every day that he was acting in my best interest and never that things were stagnating in the file. The weight of this terrible experience was lifted off my shoulders by both Don and Joan. At all times I felt their focus was on resolving my case. Thank you both for putting my life together again. – E. Hughes
He was determined we would win
Donald Granatstein represented us in a case against one of our wedding vendors. It was a very personal issue for us and Donald was caring and compassionate throughout the entire process. He was very knowledgeable and spent a great deal of time researching comparable cases and reading through hundreds of emails which contained evidence in our case. Donald was very personable and seemed to have taken a real interest in our case. He was determined that we would win, and we did. We would recommend Donald to anyone with a legal problem and looking for a caring knowledgeable lawyer.
- J. and H. Polevoy
His knowledge and confidence were impressive indeed
Dealing with insurance companies can be very frustrating. This is when you need the expertise of a professional legal team. That’s what I found in Don Granatstein and his wife Joan. The knowledge and confidence that Mr. Granatstein showed when dealing with the insurance company lawyers was very impressive indeed.
He was easy to contact and always kept me updated.
When my wife finally succumbed to her illness, Mr. and Mrs. Granatstein both found time in their busy schedule to take the long trip to the funeral home, which was greatly appreciated by the Simmons family.
I would not hesitate to retain D.L. Granatstein. I highly recommend him. – Stan Simmons
His work is thorough and impeccable.
I have been a client of Donald Granatstein since 1998. He is a true professional in every sense. When you meet with him, you feel as though you are his only client. (Even though you know that he has many other clients/cases pending.) His knowledge of the law is impressive. His work is thorough and impeccable. – A. Heffernan
He’s not a quitter
Mr. Granatstein has worked very hard for me, he’s not a quitter, he keeps keeping on until he gets good results. – Chris Baisi Atkinson, Deseronto
It has been a pleasure to have Don represent me
I first met Donald Granatstein in October, 2010. I had spent several years working with another lawyer on a family law matter and was disappointed with the lack of progress. Also during this time I had a motorcycle accident. I consulted a few other lawyers. None of them were willing to take my case or even meet with me to discuss it. .
Mr. Granatstein immediately agreed to meet with me to discuss both cases. He advised that although he could represent me on both, family law was not within his area of expertise. He thought I would be better served by a lawyer specializing in that area. Rather than leave me to find a lawyer on my own, he referred me to a lawyer who was very competent in these matters. I was very satisfied with the referral and was able to settle the matter within a short time.
After hearing the story about my motorcycle accident, Mr. Granatstein thought I might have a case but advised that he needed to do some research to be sure. The very next day he called me and advised he had found a case similar to mine and felt we could proceed. From that point on, it has been a pleasure to have Don represent me. Without him I would never have made it this far. I am confident having him on my side. He is knowledgeable, prompt, effective and efficient.
I was so pleased with his efforts on my behalf during the first month after I retained him that I advised my son to move his personal injury case to Mr. Granatstein. He had been using a big name lawyer but never knew what was going on, never had any status updates and had difficulty getting answers. Mr. Granatstein agreed to take his case and about a year later settled it.
His service is excellent, he is responsive and thorough. You are more than just a paycheck to him. – M. Leblanc, Toronto
His advice is always sound
Don Granatstein is an excellent lawyer. I have known him for several years. I have used him for estate-related matters. His advice is always sound and we have become good friends. – Lukin Robinson , Toronto
Lukin Robinson , Toronto
His professionalism and commitment to my case never went unfailing.
Just as I was starting out my new career as fresh college graduate, I was involved in a motor vehicle accident that changed my life forever. Struggling to cope with the chronic pain located in my neck, shoulders, and back as well as
severe migraines, I sought out the advice and expertise of Donald Granatstein. His professionalism and commitment to my case never went unfailing. Thanks to Donald, I can get the treatment, medical assistance, and extra help that I need. – Stephanie Vanderniet
I am very satisfied with the work he did for me
I had a serious car accident in 2008 and as a result I have lots of problems with my neck, my shoulder, my lower back. I had someone else looking after my accident benefits claim, I agreed to a settlement but I wasn’t happy.
Then I found Mr. Granatstein who took over my tort claim. He got me a good settlement and I now get proper treatment. I am very satisfied with the work he did for me. He is a very good lawyer. – H. Nasrat, Toronto