Alden Dychtenberg

Alden Dychtenberg

- Partner -

“ I believe that the true measure of an advocate begins with an unwavering commitment to justice and the belief in the uniqueness of each and every client. ”


Email: adychtenberg@lerners.ca
Phone: 416-867-8045
Fax: 416.867.2421
225 King Street West, Suite 1500, Toronto, ON M5V 3M2

Representative Work

Over his nearly three decades of practice, Alden has earned his reputation as a highly skilled, determined litigation lawyer and strong advocate for his clients. His broad personal injury experience allows him to apply a tested and practical knowledge to each and every case. He prides himself on building strong, trusting relationships with each and every client. Alden has helped personal injury clients in the following areas:

  • Brain injury
  • Car accident injury
  • Long term disability claims
  • Motor vehicle accidents: ATV & snowmobile accidents; boating accidents; bicycle accidents & pedestrians; motorcycle accidents; public transportation accidents; truck accidents
  • Other personal injury: assault cases, diving or drowning accidents, dog bites, occupier’s liability, product liability
  • Paediatric injury
  • Slip & Fall injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Alden has appeared before the Superior Court of Ontario, the Court of Appeal and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. His involvement in over 30 reported legal decisions across the legal spectrum, combined with his accomplished track record in the important areas of Arbitration and Mediation, have garnered him recognition for integrity and results. In addition to personal injury, Alden also assists clients with employment law matters.

Client Testimonials

  • “Mr. Dychtenberg did an amazing job of guiding us through the entire legal process which was new to our family. He patiently answered our questions, kept us advised at every twist and turn, 7 days a week, sometimes well into the evening to accommodate our schedules. Our case was complicated involving several parties some of which were experts in delay tactics. Mr. Dychtenberg was very resourceful in managing all this and was able to move our case forward. Despite various challenges, he was able to expedite a conclusion that we were very happy with.” – Pires Family
  • “My experience with Alden was an impressive one! Alden and his team were absolutely professional and efficient in handling my case. Alden was honest right from the start. He paid attention to every detail and left no stone unturned. I felt comfortable with Alden and I knew he was with me 100%. Outstanding job.” – D.T.
  • “After an auto accident that left me injured, confused and frightened, I had the good fortune to be given the name of Alden Dychtenberg, my hero. Alden reassured me not to worry as he had the experience and knowledge to ensure that all my needs and concerns would be addressed by his firm. With Alden on my side, I could sleep at night. Alden is now helping a friend through her dilemma. She now feels safe in knowing that Alden and his legal team, with their years of legal experience and knowledge, will be her strength to get through this ordeal.” – Vera Hall
  • “My father was involved in a slip and fall 6 years ago although we did not pursue legal advice at the time we were introduced to Alden Dychtenberg 2 years later. During the first year and half my father became ill and passed away. Alden continued the case months later and finalized the claim in our favour. I was truly impressed with Alden’s ability to finalize a difficult claim without my father being alive. I would recommend Alden to anyone in need of his expertise you will not be disappointed. With great respect, Domenic Colitto”.
  • “We were very happy with the legal advice we received following the accident in which our brother was hit by a car and sustained a traumatic injury. The Occupational Therapist recommended by your firm was excellent in supervising our brother’s lengthy recovery. Alden and his team succeeded in negotiating a very good financial settlement from the insurance company which will provide for future medical needs. We were all rewarded by Alden’s tenacity in fighting for this settlement.” – LR and KR
  • “I was brushed off by the insurance company. Everyone knew we were wronged but no one could tell us how to get to the next step. Alden knew. He put a team in place and helped us through the process. It was his confidence that helped me and my family get through it all and get the justice we deserved. From the first day, he made me feel important and deserving. He’s become like a brother to me.” – Fred S.
  • “I am very grateful to Alden Dychtenberg who made a great contribution to helping me after my car accident, and succeeded in getting me such a high amount of compensation, with even more to come.” – Norma L.
  • “As the victim of two motor vehicle accidents, I sincerely thank my lawyer, Alden Dychtenberg, who is so persistent in fighting relentlessly for my cases, such that my legal action reached a very satisfactory solution. I was also happy with his arrangement of a structured settlement system pursuant to which I receive monthly payment for compensation that will continue to grow” – Zhou H.
  • “Alden was sent from God! He helped me and my family out so much following our accident. Words cannot express how very deeply grateful we are to him for his advice and support.” – Grazyana Cannon
  • “Alden Dychtenberg helped me with my personal injury case. Alden and his staff were extremely helpful and supportive throughout the entire lengthy process as well as very professional. I found Alden and his team were very knowledgeable and attentive to all my needs. Any questions or concerns I had, I always received a quick response from them to put me at ease. He worked diligently to make sure we received the most from our opponents. I strongly recommend Alden Dychtenberg and his team to anyone looking for an excellent and reputable representation.” – Dijana M
  • Mr. Dychtenberg and his team helped me through a very difficult time following a motor vehicle accident I was in. They were very professional yet compassionate. I always felt that they really did care about me. I am grateful for the compensation Mr. Dychtenberg received on my behalf because it has allowed me to continue with treatments for my injuries. Thank you!” – D.P.
  • “Alden and his team worked tirelessly for three years to bring about a successful resolution to an unusual and unique Accidental Death and Dismemberment case involving our son who suffered catastrophic injuries resulting from a car accident and subsequent surgeries. Without their professional and skilled efforts to counteract the insurance company decision to deny all benefits, we would not have received a penny. Instead, their dedicated efforts resulted in a generous settlement, not possible without their intervention.” – J.L.
  • “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and everyone at your firm for all the hard work you put into Ashley’s case. You and your team were very dedicated and compassionate towards my family’s situation. Thank you very much, and I definitely will keep in touch” – G.T.

Community Engagement

  • Past Vice-President, Brain Injury Association of Peel-Halton
  • Golf Committee Member, St Michaels Hospital Head Injury Clinic
  • Bar Admission Court in Advocacy, Instructor
  • Law Society of Upper Canada, Lecturer
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Lecturer

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Lerners LLP (2020)
  • Partner, Shekter Dychtenberg LLP (1995 – 2020)
  • Partner, Fogler Rubinoff 1990-1995


  • Volunteer of the Year Award – Top Fundraiser, Brain Injury Society of Toronto (2023)
  • Selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada for Personal Injury Litigation


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 1983
  • Harvard/Advocate Society, Mediation Diploma, 1999
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 1981
  • University of Toronto, B.Sc. (Honours), 1978

Personal Interests

  • Hanging out with the family, watching more soccer games and figure skating shows over the years then I can possibly count
  • Broadway  theatre, London Theater, anywhere theatre   (I’ve seen Wicked 15 times)
  • Attending all manner of sporting events
  • Travelling
  • Collecting animation art and memorabilia
  • The occasional round of golf
  • Skiing
  • Enjoying the many restaurants Toronto has to offer
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