Loretta Merritt is one of the few lawyers in Ontario who has more than 25 years of experience representing men, women and children in sexual assault and abuse lawsuits. She has obtained settlements for hundreds of clients and has received recognition and awards including Best Lawyers in Canada and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, in recognition of her contributions to Canada and work in representing abuse survivors. Read more

Loretta Merritt is one of the few lawyers in Ontario who has more than 25 years of experience representing men, women and children in sexual assault and abuse lawsuits. She has obtained settlements for hundreds of clients and has received recognition and awards including Best Lawyers in Canada and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, in recognition of her contributions to Canada and work in representing abuse survivors. Read more

Loretta Merritt is one of the few lawyers in Ontario who has more than 25 years of experience representing men, women and children in sexual assault and abuse lawsuits. She has obtained settlements for hundreds of clients and has received recognition and awards including Best Lawyers in Canada and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, in recognition of her contributions to Canada and work in representing abuse survivors. Read more

Loretta Merritt is one of the few lawyers in Ontario who has more than 25 years of experience representing men, women and children in sexual assault and abuse lawsuits. She has obtained settlements for hundreds of clients and has received recognition and awards including Best Lawyers in Canada and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, in recognition of her contributions to Canada and work in representing abuse survivors. Read more

Grenville Christian College Class Proceeding
Our firm and McKenzie Lake are co-counselling this class action by former students, against the Grenville Christian College. For more information, please click here.

Sexual Assault: Healing the Pain

Many survivors of sexual assault are seeking closure, a way to heal, a way to move forward — often years after the abuse. They need a safe place where they can discuss their legal options with lawyers who have a special expertise in, and understanding of, their situation.

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News & Media

Nov 27, 2020

Loretta Merritt speaks to the CBC on convicted sex offender Donald Sullivan

Lawyer Loretta Merritt has been involved with cases against Scouts Canada for decades, including one ongoing civil case involving Sullivan. She says Scouts Canada should alert people in Newfoundland and Labrador about Sullivan's past.

Sep 17, 2020

Loretta Merritt quoted in several publications on Roman Catholic diocese appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada

Loretta Merritt was quoted in several publications regarding her client, Irene Deschenes' decades-long legal battle. Deschenes was sexually abused by a priest as a child.

Cases to Watch

Jul 08, 2020

Ontario school board found 'vicariously liable' in sexual abuse case

An Ontario judge has found that a school board is vicariously liable for sexual abuse of a student by a teacher.

May 11, 2020

Jeffrey Peters charged with four historic sexual assault charges and six charges of sexual exploitation

Jeffrey Peters, a former teacher at St. John Catholic High School in Perth, was charged with four historic sexual assault charges and six charges of sexual exploitation, stemming from four complaints in November 2019. He was suspended at that time...