Lisa Spiegel

Partner | Toronto


Portrait of Lisa Spiegel


Lisa Spiegel is a Partner with a health law practice that includes a special interest in health advocacy. Lisa is a trusted advisor to health industry clients on a broad range of matters, with an emphasis on medico-legal defence, professional regulatory issues and hospital privileging matters.

Lisa advises both public and private sector health industry clients. She also advises professionals both in the health industry and in other disciplines on professional regulation matters.

Lisa has represented clients before the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court in both judicial reviews and appeals and the Ontario Court of Appeal. She also represents clients before various administrative tribunals.

Lisa has extensive experience in health litigation having conducted complex hearings relating to allegations of professional misconduct, including matters involving allegations of sexual abuse, incompetence and incapacity. She has provided advice regarding legislative and regulatory amendments to health professional legislation.

For several years, Lisa has been a guest instructor at Osgoode Hall Law school’s Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop and recently co-taught a course on Professional Regulation through Osgoode Hall’s LLM program.

With extensive experience in the specialized area of health law, Lisa provides clients with expert legal counsel, which is responsive, pragmatic and risk-managed.

Professional achievements & leadership

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada - Health Care Law, 2021-2024; Administrative and Public Law, 2022-2024; Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2024
  • Continuing Legal Education Facilitator, Prosecutors’ Network, The Advocates' Society

Notable matters

  • Sherwani v. Fargher, 2023 ONSC20 (CanLII)
  • Shukla v. Board of Directors, Health Sciences North, 2022 ONSC 7141 (CanLII)
  • Liberman v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario [2013] O.J. No. 2717 (Div. Ct.)
  • Yazdanfar v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario [2012] O.J. No. 2392 (Div. Ct.)
  • Gore v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario [2009] O. J. No. 2833 (O.C.A.)

Thought leadership

Faculty Experience
  • Guest Instructor, Osgoode Hall Law School Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop (ITAW)
  • Co-instructor, "Health Professional Regulation" course, Osgoode Hall's LLM Professional Program, February - April 2021; February 2023
Presentations Publications

Professional memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
  • Council on Licensure, Enforcement & Regulation

Bar admissions & education

  • Ontario, 2001
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 1999
  • M.Sc. (environmental studies), York University, 1999
  • B.A. (political science), University of Vermont, 1994