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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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Meet Michael Brill: a tenacious trailblazer in personal injury law whose dedication extends beyond the courtroom into every aspect of his clients’ journeys towards justice. Michael’s legal prowess was honed at the University of Leicester where he obtained his LL.B, followed by an LL.M from the University of Leeds. He cut his legal teeth as an articling student at Barapp Law Firm and has been a formidable force since being called to the Ontario Bar in 2016 and later to the Bar of Nova Scotia in 2019.

Michael is not just a lawyer; he’s a crusader for those burdened by the aftermath of unfortunate incidents. His career is marked by an unyielding commitment to alleviate the emotional, physical, and financial hardships that his clients endure. Whether he’s navigating the complexities of brain injury claims or orchestrating the legal harmonies in catastrophic multi-party litigation, Michael’s approach is thorough, strategic, and infused with a dose of humanity.


He believes that the cornerstone of successful legal representation is a robust connection with his clients, founded on trust, collaboration, and crystal-clear communication. To Michael, you’re not just a case file—you’re a human being deserving of respect and vigorous advocacy.

In the courtroom and beyond, Michael has advocated across all levels of court and various tribunals throughout Canada, earning a reputation as a passionate and tireless advocate.

His practice areas at Barapp Law include:

– Tort Claims

– Long Term Disability

– Product Liability

– Contract Law

When he’s not dissecting case law or championing his clients’ rights, Michael can be found engaging in bodybuilding, where he quite literally carries the weight of the world on his shoulders, or traversing 20 km walks and runs, possibly strategizing his next big case with every stride. His downtime includes devouring books unrelated to law and politics—because even a legal gladiator needs a break—and indulging in what he considers the perfect slice of pizza.

Michael Brill isn’t just your lawyer—he’s your advocate, your guide, and, dare we say, your next good reason to believe in justice served with a side of humanity… and humor.

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.