Preview -  Louis Sokolov

Practice Focus

Louis is a partner in our litigation department who specializes in class actions, employment law, and professional liability litigation. He also heads our employment law practice, which provides service to businesses and senior employees throughout all stages of the employment relationship. Louis has extensive trial and appellate experience, including multiple appearances at the Supreme Court of Canada. As a leading class action lawyer, he has served as lead counsel in numerous class proceedings concerning employment, consumer, and franchise class actions. He is ranked in Chambers Canada 2016 for dispute resolution: class action (plaintiff).

Louis has represented many senior employees in professional services including finance, law, accounting, management consulting, and advertising as well as clients in the broadcasting and manufacturing industries. He has also been co-lead counsel in numerous ground-breaking cases including Fresco v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Fulawka v. Bank of Nova Scotia, the largest employment class actions certified in Canada.

Recognized as a Lawpro “preferred counsel” and possessing considerable expertise in professional liability matters, Louis consistently obtains outstanding results for lawyers facing negligence actions and has significant proficiency acting for, or against, numerous other kinds of professionals. A regular speaker at conferences for organizations such as the Law Society of Ontario and Osgoode Professional Development. Louis also regularly writes and contributes to industry publications and has served on the board of organizations including The Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC).


t: 416.572.7316
f: 416.977.0717

Assistant: Annessa Cenerini 
t: 416.977.5333 x 336
f: 416.977.0717

Bar Admission

Ontario, 1993


LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1991
B.A., University of Toronto, Victoria College, 1987

Peer Recognition

  • Listed in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as “Repeatedly Recommended”
  • Named “Legal Eagle” by Franchise Times magazine (2017-2018) , Top Franchise Lawyers in North America
  • Ranked in Chambers Canada 2016 and 2017 for Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Plaintiff)

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Publications and Articles

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