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David Alli

Phone: 905.452.6872
Fax: 905.451.5058

David practices in Lawrences’ Litigation Group. His civil litigation practice focuses on employment, labour and human rights disputes.  He advises and represents management as well as employees before various levels of court and administrative tribunals.  He also represents clients with contractual disputes, construction liens, enforcement of orders and judgments and collections matters. After articling with the firm, David joined Lawrences as an associate in 2013. 

Before pursuing law, David graduated from York University with an Honours degree in Law and Society, and a minor in Sociology. He earned his JD from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he conducted mediations in Toronto Small Claims Court, and participated in the Criminal Intensive Program at Hicks Adams LLP. He completed an exchange at Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law School in Israel and following graduation from Osgoode he taught Contract and Tort Law at Southwest University of Political Science and Law in Chongqing, China.

Representative Work

  • Lecadon v. Gingras, 2014 ONSC 6919 (Divisional Court); motion to change venue. Successfully argued for the appeal to be transferred to the Toronto Divisional Court based on exigent circumstances.
  • Joseph Wojdat and 1414037 Ontario Ltd. v. Ventawood Management Inc., 2014 ONSC 1516 (Superior Court); motion to have the Order for dismissal by the Registrar set aside where the Plaintiff was deceased. Successfully got the matter reinstated.
  • Royal Bank of Canada v. Ederick Associates Inc., 2014 ONSC 2414 (Superior Court); motion for summary judgment on a complex matter. Successfully showed that the defence had no reasonable prospect of success at trial.
  • Alexandre Papouchine v. Touram L.P. et al., 2014 HRTO 588 (Human Rights Tribunal); summary hearing. Successfully argued that the claim against our client should be summarily dismissed and that the applicant be deemed a vexatious litigant.


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Peel Law Association (Director and Second Vice-President)

Speaking/Teaching Engagements

  • Canadian Tort Law/ Contract Law, Lecturer at Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Chongqing, China, Fall and Winter semester 2011-2012
  • Instructor at Osgoode Hall Law School in the course "Lawyer as Negotiator" which combines theory and practical modules in teaching principled negotiation


  • "Fitness For Duty, When Can You Test?", The Lawrences Letter (Summer 2017)
  • "Stomping Out Mandatory High-Heels in the Work Place," Wood Industry Magazine (July 2017) 
  • "Disability Access:  Are You Compliant?", Wood Industry Magazine (August 2016)  
  • "Do You Know Who You’re Sharing With? Legal Implications of Using Social Media”, The Lawrence’s Letter, Fall 2014.
  • Edwin G. Upenieks and David Alli, "Estate Litigation and Costs: Protecting your Client (and Yourself)", 16th Annual Estates and Trusts Summit, The Law Society of Upper Canada, 2013.
Oct 01, 2014 | Article

Legal Implications of Using Social Media: Do You Know Who You’re Sharing With?

Amanda has arthritic pain in her knees and is claiming short-term disability from her employer. The insurance company denies her claim because pictures on Amanda’s Facebook profile show her jumping on a trampoline. She then deletes many pictures from her profile.

Nov 11, 2013 | Presentation

Estate Litigation and Costs: Protecting Your Client (and Yourself)

At the outset of litigation, costs can sometimes be a distant thought, as the reality of being saddled with the fees of one’s opponent have not yet become tangible. However, judges are lending more consideration to costs, and counsel should be increasingly mindful of that. Years ago costs were not really an area that justified acute attention. Nevertheless, with the development of this area in the estates context, it becomes clear that this last-leg of combat requires strategic thinking from the inception of litigation. The conduct during the proceedings can have a large determination as to how costs are finally apportioned.


May 24, 2016

Enforcing Judgments and Orders 2nd Edition

The second edition of Enforcing Judgments and Orders, a textbook for the legal profession, has just been published. Lawrences partners Ed Upenieks ...

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