Hershel J. Sahian is a partner at Hughes Amys LLP. He articled with the firm and has practised with the firm since his call to the Bar in 2003.
Hershel practices civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance defence in the areas of professional negligence, property loss, products liability and personal injury. Hershel focuses on representing lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and directors and officers in malpractice claims. He, also, focuses on property and casualty claims in areas as wide-ranging as agriculture, construction and oil and gas. He has conducted interlocutory proceedings, mediations, trials and appeals.
Hershel is a skilled litigator, who successfully represents his clients. He aggressively pursues his clients' interests. He was described as "… skilled in the tactical use of procedural steps and pro-active in his advice to his client."
Hershel is a frequent speaker delivering papers on current legal issues involving property claims, coverage and civil procedure.
Hershel earned his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School, his M.A. from Northeastern University in Boston and his B.A. from the University of Calgary. He has received several awards, was elected to three international honour societies and twice summered with the Federal Court of Canada.
Hershel is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Toronto Lawyers Association, the Advocates’ Society, the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto and the Canadian Defence Lawyers.
Hershel is a community activist. He worked with both the Ontario and Alberta Legislatures and remains involved in grassroots advocacy to all levels of government. He is a National Chair, Ontario Vice-Chair and Director of Canadian Jewish Congress, a Director of the Geneva Centre for Autism and a Director of the Bernard Betel Centre. In 2004, Hershel was honoured by Canadian Jewish Congress with the Monroe Abbey Award. In 2004, he, also, received the Ontario government’s Volunteer Service Award. In 2010, Hershel was recognized by the Geneva Centre as an Outstanding Volunteer.
Hershel is married with three children.