Sandev S. Purewal

Sandev S. Purewal

- Partner -

“ Trying to navigate life after a serious injury can be stressful, and I understand the toll it can take on you and your family. I help my clients relieve some of that stress by ensuring that they receive the best possible support as they navigate through the legal and insurance process so that they can focus more of their energy on their recovery. ”


Email: spurewal@lerners.ca
Phone: 416.601.2366
Fax: 416.867.9192
225 King Street West, Suite 1500 Toronto, ON M5V 3M2

About Sandev

Sandev is a personal injury lawyer whose practice is focused on serious personal injury matters, disability claims, and class actions. He also has experience in a wide range of civil and commercial litigation matters and is a skilled and effective advocate who takes a client-centred approach. Sandev believes in consistent and frequent communication with his clients and ensures he is always available to them. Pursuing a claim can be demanding, and he never leaves clients with questions, knowing that being well-informed throughout the litigation process can help ease the anxiety and stress.

Sandev is certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada and is recognized for personal injury litigation in Best Lawyers in Canada. When he’s not fiercely advocating for his clients, Sandev loves watching soccer. As a former player, captain and coach, he understands true leadership and has translated these skills from the pitch to the courtroom.


  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)
  • The Advocates’ Society (TAS)
  • The Medico-Legal Society of Toronto (MLST)
  • Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
  • The American Association for Justice, Canadian Caucus (AAJ)
  • Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
  • Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers – Ontario (FACL)
  • South Asian Bar Association of Toronto (SABA)

Volunteer Work

  • Peel Helmets On Kids, Chair (2007-date)
  • OTLA, President-Elect (2023-Present); VP (2022/2023), Director (2015-date); Executive Committee (2019-present); Secretary/Treasurer (2021/2022); Chair, CLE Committee (2019/2020)
  • Brain Injury Association of Peel & Halton (BIAPH), Past President (2010-2013); Director (2007-2010)
  • Mentor, FACL Ontario & SABA Toronto Mentorship Programs (2021-date)

Publications / Presentations

  • Conference Co-Chair: OTLA 2022 Spring Conference (Better Than Ever: Inspired Legal Strategies for Our New Normal), May 13, 2022
  • Panelist: “Consideration for Examination: Effectively Preparing clients from Diverse Backgrounds to Give Evidence”, (OTLA 2021 Fall Conference), October 22, 2021
  • Webinar Chair: “COVID-19 Vaccination Workplace Policies for Law Firms”, (OTLA), October 7, 2021
  • Presenter: “Motorcycle Cases – Engineer Expert Evidence”, (Law Society of Ontario, 4th Motor Vehicle Litigation Summit), September 13, 2021
  • Paper Presented: “Tort Law Update 2020”, (The Advocates Society, Tricks of the Trade), January 29, 2021
  • Webinar Leader: “Automated Driving and the Future of Auto Tort”, (OTLA, Toronto), April 23, 2020
  • Conference Co-Chair: OTLA Long Term Disability Conference (OTLA, Toronto), September 19, 2019

Professional History

  • Partner – Lerners LLP (2022-Present)
  • President-Elect, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (2023-Present)
  • Director, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (2015-2023)
  • Senior Litigation Lawyer – Gluckstein Lawyers (2010-2022)
  • President and Director – Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton (2007-2013)
  • Litigation Lawyer – Pace Law Firm (2007-2010)
  • Litigation Lawyer – Greg Monforton & Partners (2002-2007)


  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (2001)
  • Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop, Osgoode Hall Law School (1999)
  • JD, Osgoode Hall Law School (1999)
  • B.Ed., Concurrent Program, B.A. (Hons.), History Specialist, Dean’s Honour List – York University (1996)
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