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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

<span class="sr-only">Your Lawsuit</span>

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

<span class="sr-only">Your Lawsuit</span>

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

<span class="sr-only">Your Lawsuit</span>

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

Jan 07, 2021

Precedent setting win in Grenville Christian College class-action suit is featured in Toronto Life

Torkin Manes' lawyer, Loretta P. Merritt and Sabrina Lombardi of McKenzie Lake Lawyers', precedent-setting win in the landmark Grenville Christian College class-action suit was featured in Toronto Life magazine. It is the first-ever common issues trial in Canada in a class action for historical abuse.

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.

Cases to Watch

Dec 09, 2020

Sexual Assault Trial begins for Ruben Lazar former vice principal at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute

Reuben Lazar was convicted of molesting a teenage boy in 2019 and served a 10-month sentence. At the time of Lazar’s arrest in 2016 he was a vice principal at Forest Heights Collegiate Institute. Lazar worked previously at W.T. Townshend Public School and MacGregor Public School. During the previous trial, more alleged victims came forward and police laid seven new charges against Lazar.

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.