Michael is recognized as one of the leading senior commercial litigators in Canada. In recent years, he has acted on some of the most significant litigation disputes in Canada for clients in various industries.
Michael has appeared at all levels of court in Canada, as well as at proceedings in the U.S. and England. He has represented clients in criminal jury trials, civil and constitutional appeals, and other cases that would be brought before the Supreme Court of Canada.
Benchmark Litigation wrote about him:
"Michael Barrack is a seasoned veteran litigator who has steadily received resounding praise from a staggering number of peers, many of whom reside well beyond the borders of his home province of Ontario. Of particular note is Michael's trial prowess, which has been called into service on many matters of a high-profile and high-stakes nature."
"When something looks like it's going to go all the way, Michael Barrack is someone you can count on to see it through. Even if it winds up settling on the courthouse steps, he is ready to walk up those steps at any time."
He is also noted as possessing "superior trial savvy, with a clinical, strategic approach that is never a bulldog-tantrum approach. It's more a street-fighter-meets-master-chess-player approach." On the strength of this collective acclaim, he was awarded "Trial Counsel of the Year".