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Earl A. Cherniak, Q.C., LL.B., FCIArb

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T: +1 (416) 601 2350

F: +1 (416) 867 2402


Mr. Cherniak is a Senior Partner at Lerners LLP.  Mr. Cherniak’s practice is restricted to trial and appellate work, arbitrations and mediations, in a broad spectrum of complex commercial, insurance and public litigation.  He is an elected Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.  He was awarded The Advocates’ Society Medal in 1996.  He was the first recipient of the Ontario Bar Association Award for Excellence in Civil Litigation. He is an honorary North American member of the (U.K.) Commercial Bar Association. 


He is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration, the Canadian roster of arbitrators of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society (Chair) and the ADR Institute of Canada.  He was a commissioner of the Ontario Law Reform Commission (1986-1992).  Mr. Cherniak is listed as an expert in commercial arbitration and dispute resolution in The Legal Media Group Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration and the Practical Law “Which Lawyer” year book, and a leading litigator in Chambers Global, Who’s Who Legal, Global Counsel and Lexpert. 


He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of the international panel of arbitrators for the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the international division of the American Arbitration Association.  He has undertaken a wide variety of commercial arbitration as sole arbitrator, panel chair and panel member.  He has written and lectured extensively on a variety of legal subjects.

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