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Alan Preyra, B.A., LL.B.

Partner  

Alan is not only a fearless and tenacious advocate for accident victims, he is also widely regarded as a leading expert on the Occupiers’ Liability Act and the Municipal Act. Alan regularly serves as trial counsel to many personal injury practitioners and firms throughout the province and consults to lawyers in the insurance bar.

Alan is committed to excellence in legal representation and client service as well as to access to justice for underrepresented members of our community via pro bono service.

As a partner of the firm, Alan’s practices in all areas of personal injury litigation with a focus on Municipal Law and Occupiers’ Liability Law. He has appeared as counsel in all levels of court including the Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada as well as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board. He has several leading precedents to his credit in the areas of Motor Vehicle Law, Occupiers’ Liability and Municipal Law.

Alan frequently writes and lectures on a variety of topics including municipal liability, occupiers’ liability, civil litigation, and practice management  and has provided frequent legal commentary for the media. He has also authored professional development materials and presented to the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, The Advocates’ Society, the Insurance Institute, Osgoode Hall Continuing Legal Education and The Law Society of Upper Canada.

A strong proponent of excellence through mentorship, Alan is a lecturer at the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Business (Diploma in Forensic Accounting and is a Law Society Practice Mentor. He is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Medico-Legal Society, The Advocates’ Society and the Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers’ Association.

Prior to his legal career Alan played competitive soccer and is an accomplished musician, trained in classical cello and has played guitar for more than 45 years as both an amateur and professionally.  After graduating from law school in 1994, Alan worked in the film and music industry while working in the personal injury field.  He currently still teaches guitar and performs.

Alan has a long history of community involvement tracing back to his youth and has coached both hockey and soccer at various levels of competition.  He has an unwavering commitment to access to justice for persons in the most vulnerable groups including youth, the poor, the LGBTQ community and in mental health awareness.

Education

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2003
  • LL.B., Queen’s University, Faculty of Law, 1994
  • B.A. in Political Science, York University, 1991

Memberships

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Medico-Legal Society

  • The Advocates’ Society

  • The Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers’ Association

Areas of Expertise Get Alan's legal expertise in the following key areas:

Chronic Pain and Soft Tissue Injuries

We’re experienced at helping people who have experienced chronic pain/soft tissue injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury of this kind, call us today.

Medical and Case Management

Bergmanis Preyra has an extensive network of respected case managers, rehabilitation support professionals and a full time registered nurse available to assist in your treatment and recovery.

Product Liability

If you have been injured due to a defective or unsafe product, our personal injury lawyers are skilled at getting you the proper compensation for your injuries.

Police Use of Force

Our personal injury lawyers are experienced at helping victims of excessive force either by police, security services or others.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accident law is a complicated process. Contact us for guidance on how to handle your claim.

Boating and Recreational Accidents

Our personal injury lawyers can help you determine what steps to take if you have been in a boating/recreational accident and advise of what benefits may be available to you.

Brain Injuries and Spinal Cord Injuries

A serious injury affects every area of your life and impacts your ability to care for yourself and your family.

Disability Claims

If you are getting ignored or mistreated by your benefits provider, we can help.

Slip and Fall

If you are injured in a fall due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to recover damages for your injuries.

I have known Mr Preyra for over 17 yrs and he has represented me on several occasions. He is dedicated, assertive, professional, and realistic. I will recommend Alan as a Lawyer to any one who requires legal assistance in any capacity. Continue in excellence Alan.

I was very pleased with the professional service and dedicated attention I received through working with Alan C. Preyra. I felt, at all times, that Alan was serving my best interests. Mr. Preyra is a strong advocate, and his unwavering goal of ensuring my case was fairly tried, lessened my emotional burden. I would recommend Mr. Alan Preyra to anyone who is dealing with circumstances resulting from personal injury.

Alan, I want to thank you again for all the excellent work you have done for me in reaching a suitable settlement in my case. Without your warm style, experience, perspective and compassion, I don’t think I could have made it so far. I am truly blessed when I was referred to you. I sensed empathy immediately and felt safe with you.

I deeply appreciate your belief in me and mostly want to add that you have a genuine spirit of humanness and compassion for who I am.

I hope that you will continue to do the good work with other clients. You are truly an amazing person and a very good lawyer.

Alan Preyra came highly recommended to me. I hired Alan to represent me in a slip and fall accident. I was very upset when the accident happened. When I went to see him, he immediately put me at ease. He was always polite, and returned my calls or emails, and if he could not, one of his law clerks did. And in a timely fashion. No serious case is settled within months. I knew it would take a long time. Whenever I contacted him to find out where the situation was at he ALWAYS got back to me and answered any question I had. He, and his team, were very courteous, professional and compassionate. He asked me to be patient and to trust him. I was patient and I completely trusted him AND he made it worthwhile for me. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about Alan. I would happily recommend or refer anyone to him and I will! THANK YOU ALAN!