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Brill Law - About Our Firm

At Brill Law, we are dedicated to the rights of the victim. Throughout our careers, we have been committed to serving our clients with compassionate yet aggressive representation.

We have decades of combined experience in personal injury law and we understand what our clients need emotionally, physically and financially. We strive for the best possible outcome for each one. With our team on your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that we are protecting your legal rights every step of the way.

The Reality of insurance settlements

Navigating insurance settlements is never easy. While you are out of work and watching bills pile up, they are taking their time to determine how much your injury is worth. In most cases, once you’ve waited for them, that settlement figure is never enough to fully cover the costs that you’ve amassed with medical procedures and lost wages.

The insurance company will downplay your injuries and work hard to keep from paying a fair settlement. You may feel discouraged and willing to accept any settlement they offer, despite it being insufficient to truly cover your needs. In many cases, after maneuvering an insurance settlement, our clients feel victimized all over again by the very industry that is supposed to protect them.

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Michael Brill is a devoted and passionate personal injury lawyer who consistently works hard to fight for the rights of his clients. He received his LL.B at the University of Leicester, and then went on to complete his LL.M at the University of Leeds. Michael joined Barapp law firm as an articling student and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016. In 2019, Michael was called to the Bar of Nova Scotia.

Since joining the firm, he has advanced his career, unburdening clients from both emotional, physical and financial strain who need a trusted and capable advocate on their side. In his capacity as a trial lawyer, Michael handled very complex personal injury claims, whether the complexity arose from the type of injuries involved, such as brain injuries, or because the claims involved tens of parties in a singular catastrophe. Michael has appeared at all levels of court, and at various tribunals, across Canada. Michael is a tireless and passionate advocate who is committed to ensuring that clients are fairly treated and adequately compensated. 

Most importantly, Michael believes that the most important key to personal injury success begins through fostering a human connection between the lawyer-client relationship that is built on trust, collaboration and transparent communication.

During his free time, Michael enjoys bodybuilding, going for 20 km walks and/or runs, reading everything not related to law and politics, and eating pizza.

Latest Decisions:  

Simmons v. BelairDirect Insurance Company, 2023 ONLAT 22-002051/AABS (Catastrophic Impairment)

McIntyre v. Economical Insurance Company, 2023 ONLAT 21-005065/AABS

Smith v Certas Direct Insurance Company, 2022 ONLAT 20-006605/AABS (Catastrophic Impairment)

Ramnarine v Aviva General Insurance, 2022 CanLII 57363 (ON LAT) (Catastrophic Impairment)

Bhavsar v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada, 2021 CanLII 33694 (ON LAT)

Thompson v Aviva Canada Inc., 2020 CanLII 94811 (ON LAT)

Ridlov v Shohat 2019 SC-17-00113056-0000

L.F. v Aviva Insurance Canada, 2019 CanLII 76987 (ON LAT)

17-003731 v Aviva Insurance Canada, 2019 CanlII 34592 (ON LAT), Reconsideration Decision

17-002907 v Aviva Insurance Canada, 2019 CanLII 22223 (ON LAT)

17-003731 v Aviva Insurance Canada, 2019 CanLII 34592 (ON LAT)

Semchenko v. Masters 2018 Carswell Ont 16154, 297 A.C.W.S. (3d) 394

17-002907 v Aviva Insurance Company, 2018 CanLII 13153 (ON LAT)

17-003731 v Aviva Insurance Canada, 2018 CanLII 81898 (ON LAT)

Is Having a Personal Injury Lawyer Worth It?

The short answer is: yes!

Research has shown that accident victims who have legal representation receive larger settlements. In fact, settlements with injury lawyer involvement are typically three to four times higher than settlements that are offered to victims without lawyer representation. With your financial future at stake after an accident, why would you want to take that risk?

You are trying to heal. The last thing you need to do is fight with your insurance company. We are the partner you need after an injury.

While you are recuperating, we are filing insurance paperwork and investigating the accident in order to get the financial compensation you are entitled to. We negotiate the fairest possible settlement and, if that is not good enough, we take your case before a court of law.  Every step of the way, the injury lawyers at Brill Law support your success and your return to a normal life.

A Network of Professionals

With Brill Law, you not only get legal representatives and a staff fully dedicated to your rights under the law, you also get our extensive resources of investigators, accident recreation engineers, medical professionals, rehabilitation experts and expert witnesses who are there to support you each step of the way.


When we went into practice, we had the vision of being the best advocate for innocent victims of accidents. Over the years, that vision has only become stronger. We are as committed to helping you and your family as we were to our clients on day one of our practice. We are dedicated to helping you gain the physical, emotional and financial stability that you had before your accident. >/p>

The Compassion and Respect You Deserve

When you contact our office, our experienced and skilled staff of professionals will treat you with the compassion and respect you deserve after an accident. We know this is a difficult time and in many cases, you may be at the end of your rope. Let us do the work.


We work on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay nothing until we resolve your claim. Our goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for you and your family. Contact us today for a free consultation. We serve Sydney, New Glasgow, Bedford, Truro, Dartmouth, Halifax, Amherst, Bridgewater & Lower Sackville and all surrounding communities in Nova Scotia.