Yasar M. Saffie

Yasar M. Saffie

- Associate -


Email: ysaffie@lerners.ca
Phone: 416.601.2663
Fax: 416.867.2409
130 Adelaide St. West, Suite 2400, Toronto, ON M5H 3P5

Professional History

  • Associate, Lerners LLP (2017 to Present)
  • Associate, D’Angela Fox Vanounou LLP (2016-2017)
  • Associate, Law Office of Meleni David (2015)
  • Associate, Jones Litigation Counsel LLP (2014-2015)
  • Articling Student, Lerners LLP (2013-2014)

Representative Work

Yasar’s law practice is devoted exclusively to plaintiff personal injury litigation. He maximizes the compensation rights of injured victims and their families in all areas of personal injury law, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, accident benefits, slip and falls, wrongful death, dog bites, product liability, premises liability, and disability insurance litigation.


  • Greg Ratushny Scholarship (2013)
  • Best Oral Team – Skadden Arps Trophy and Juris Publications Award, Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot (2012)
  • Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa (2011-2012)
  • Fasken Martineau Prize (2010)
  • Professional Training Scholarship (2010)
  • First Place, The 2010 Public Speaking Competition
  • Honourable Mention, Marie Smibert Writing Program Student Achievement Award (2010)
  • Excellence in Leadership Award: Gold Level (2008)
  • In-Course Scholarships Year II and Year III (2007-2008)
  • Community Student Leadership & Service Learning Award: Tier 3 (2007)
  • Peer Mentorship Program First-Year Award (2007)
  • Homer Fund Scholarship (2007)
  • Dean’s Honor List, University of Western Ontario (2007-2010)


  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association


  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (2014)
  • Juris Doctor (Cum Laude), University of Ottawa (2013)
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences, Honors Specialization in Health Sciences (With Distinction) University of Western Ontario (2010)

Personal Information

Yasar maintains a healthy and physical lifestyle, and he devotes most of his time outside of the office to his family and friends. He enjoys spinning, squash, soccer, running, cricket, reading, farmers’ markets, and writing his first book. He strives to live by the motto “Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”

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