David Smye is Firm Counsel at Mackesy Smye LLP. Mr. Smye is recognized as one of the top personal injury lawyers in Canada. Early in his career, Mr. Smye honed his skills as a litigator through the criminal courts, later expanding his practice into personal injury, where he has focused his attention over the past 35 years. Mr. Smye has conducted dozens of trials before both judges and juries in virtually every conceivable manner of personal injury including car and motorcycle accidents, falls on property, product liability, long term disability and medical negligence. Mr. Smye has also argued numerous personal injury cases before the Ontario Court of Appeal.
In addition to his trial work, Mr. Smye has settled thousands of injury cases either through a formal mediation process or by direct dealings with an insurance representative, only resolving the cases on fair and just terms for his clients.
Mr. Smye is recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He is a past Trustee of The Advocates’ Society and the Hamilton Law Association. He is a Past President of the Hamilton Criminal Lawyers Association. Mr. Smye is recognized as a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation by The Law Society of Upper Canada. He is currently a member of the Hamilton Law Association, The Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association and The Advocates’ Society.
Mr. Smye grew up in Hamilton. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Smye is keenly interested in and supports a number of community charitable causes. Mr. Smye obtained his LL.B from Queen’s University in 1970. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1972 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1985.