Partner announcement

McLeish Orlando’s Newest Partner: Alison T. Burrison

January 15, 2014

Alison brings a wealth of experience in the area of personal injury litigation, especially paediatric brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and orthopaedic injuries. As a mother of two young boys, she loves working for children and their families, many of which have sustained catastrophic injuries or losses (including the loss of a loved one). She understands her clients do not just require financial security; they also need someone who understands what they have gone through. Alison says her job is most rewarding when she “can help [her] clients stay positive and focus on their future goals and ultimately give them the financial security to reach them.” One client says “she is the definition of a professional while allowing herself to be empathetic and dedicated to ensuring her client’s needs are met”.

As a female lawyer Alison is referred by many lawyers, experts and professionals in the health care industry because of her ability to connect with families and to guide them through the legal process after life changing injuries. Her compassion and dedication to her cases make her a favorable counterpart to her clients. One health care professional says “it is refreshing to associate, collaborate and work with someone who is open-minded and values the knowledge, skill and experience of another professional”.

Alison has a Bachelor and Master of Laws from Dalhousie University. She has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario and British Columbia, as well as administrative tribunals on behalf of her clients. She has also represented clients at multiple mediations and pre-trial conferences involving complex matters of liability and damages. Alison is a “tremendous asset to the firm and we are lucky to have her” says Dale Orlando, founding partner of the firm.

Alison has been an associate at McLeish Orlando since 2006 and is an integral part of the team. We look forward to Alison’s many years of continued success.

Alison can be reached at 416-366-3311 or via email at
To read more about Alison click here to read her bio.

McLeish Orlando LLP

McLeish Orlando LLP is a Toronto personal injury law firm representing people who have been seriously injured and family members who have lost a loved one through the negligence of others. McLeish Orlando is a recognized leader within wrongful death and personal injury law. We represent people who have suffered brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and serious orthopaedic injuries. We strive for a fair settlement and the best possible results for our clients.

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Alison T. Burrison

McLeish Orlando LLP

Law School

Dalhousie University

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Personal Injury