Derek V. Abreu, B.A. (Hons.), J.D.

Derek V. Abreu, B.A. (Hons.), J.D.

Derek Abreu joined Preszler Injury Lawyers in March 2020, and practices as Counsel to the firm. He is a strong and fearless advocate in the courtroom, who has almost 20 years of experience handling complex personal injury litigation, including catastrophic/brain injury claims, multi-party disputes, and fatalities. As counsel in over 40 reported decisions, Derek has represented his clients successfully in jury and non-jury trials, motions, applications and appeals. He understands that when people suffer injuries, they are best served by someone who can help them navigate the complexities and frustrations that are often associated with litigation. Derek strives to be that lawyer whom his clients can count on.

Derek was raised in Toronto, Ontario, and went to the University of Toronto (Trinity College) for his undergraduate degree, obtaining an Hons. B.A. in Philosophy in 1997. He then attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 2000. He has since decided to extend his roots across the country and currently practices in British Columbia, in addition to Ontario.

Decisions

  • Bradfield v. Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Co. of Canada (2019), 148 O.R. (3d) 161
  • Erland v. R.W. Tomlinson Ltd., 2019 ONCA 689
  • Kapoor v. Kuzmanovski, [2018] O.J. No. 4169
  • Prescott v. Barbon (2018), 141 O.R. (3d) 616
  • Prentzas v. Sorto, 2017 ONSC 247 (CanLII)
  • Prescott v. Barbon, [2017] O.J. No. 816
  • ResQ Auto Glass Inc. v. Co-operators General Insurance Co., [2016] O.J. No. 187
  • MacFadyen (Litigation guardian of) v. MacFadyen (c.o.b. Tori’s Trails), [2015] O.J. No. 66
  • ResQ Auto Glass Inc. v. Co-operators General Insurance Co., [2015] O.J. No. 663
  • Lilydale Cooperative Ltd. v. Meyn Canada Inc. (2015), 126 O.R. (3d) 378
  • Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Co. v. Nalco Chemical Co. (2014), 122 O.R. (3d) 288
  • MacFadyen (Litigation guardian of) v. MacFadyen (c.o.b. Tori’s Trails), [2014] O.J. No. 5471
  • Cousins v. Roesler (2014), 122 O.R. (3d) 660
  • Martin v. Fleming, [2012] O.J. No. 5166
  • McHardy v. Ball, 2012 ONSC 4657 (CanLII)
  • Durham District School Board v. Grodesky (2012), 110 O.R. (3d) 76
  • McHardy v. Ball, 2012 ONSC 1095 (CanLII)
  • Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. v. Lombard Canada, [2010] O.J. No. 3617
  • Kimyabayki v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co., [2010] O.J. No. 1901
  • Durham District School Board v Grodesky, 2011 ONSC 3286 (CanLII)
  • Shah v. Becamon (2009), 94 O.R. (3d) 297
  • Murphy v. Barron, [2008] O.J. No. 4976
  • Wiseman (Litigation guardian of) v. Home Depot of Canada Inc., [2008] O.J. No. 3999
  • Clarendon National Insurance v. Candow, (2007) 87 O.R. (3d) 728
  • GMAC Leaseco Corp. v. Lombard Insurance (2007), 87 O.R. (3d) 513
  • He (Litigation administrator of) v. ING Insurance Co. of Canada, [2007] O.J. No. 3993
  • Schott v. Thomas, [2007] O.J. No. 1541
  • Kourzom v. Kourzom, [2007] O.J. No. 3755
  • Tsiolakis v. Sethi, [2007] O.J. No. 4153
  • Clarendon National Insurance v. Candow, 2007 CanLII 409 (ON SC))
  • Royal & Sunalliance Insurance Co. of Canada v. Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Co. (2006), 84 O.R. (3d) 449
  • Musa v. Schnitzler, [2006] O.J. No. 795
  • Soriano (Litigation Guardian of) v. Palacios, [2005] O.J. No. 2217
  • Chowdhury v. Knight, [2005] O.J. No. 1409
  • Van Dyke v. Grey Bruce Regional Health Centre, [2005] O.J. No. 2219
  • Trabulsey v. Saini, [2005] O.J. No. 1472
  • McManus v. G.R. Feldman Investments Ltd., [2005] O.J. No. 3789
  • Ramezani v. Shahri, [2005] O.J. No. 3281
  • Soriano (Litigation guardian of) v. Palacios, [2004] O.J. No. 2178
  • Padovan v. Assn. of Ontario Land Surveyors, [2004] O.J. No. 2921
  • Bartucci v. John Doe (2003), 68 O.R. (3d) 599
  • McManus v. Feldman Investments Ltd., [2003] O.J. No. 5762
  • Shuttleworth v. TGA General Contracting, [2003] O.J. No. 2997
  • Lehndorff v. Allendale, [2002] O.J. No. 5162