Daniel Macdonald

Daniel joined Legate in 2014 and has been practicing law since 2010.  Daniel began his career practicing intellectual property litigation with a prominent boutique firm in Toronto. Returning home to London, he first practiced insurance defence litigation before joining the team at Legate. Daniel ensures that clients are involved in their lawsuit, that they understand the litigation process and the strategy being advanced for their case. 

Defence Experience

Daniel’s prior experience with insurance defence litigation provides knowledge of defence practice and strategy. Understanding how a defendant approaches their case is an advantage in pursuing your claim.

Soccer Coach / Chauffeur

Daniel volunteer’s as a soccer coach for his daughters’ soccer teams. He also is a chauffeur and active observer for dance, choir, gymnastics, swimming and more.


Daniel studied pharmacology before studying law. This background in science gives Daniel the experience necessary to address medical and scientific information important to your case. When dealing with Product and Drug liability at the firm, Daniel is seen as our expert. He is one of the lawyers working on the Accutane Canada Lawsuit.


Called to the Ontario Bar, 2010
Juris Doctor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2009
M.Sc. Pharmacology, University of Toronto, 2006
B.Sc. (Biology and Pharmacology), McMaster University, 2002


  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • Middlesex Law Association

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Daniel is a regular contributor to the Legate Accident Benefits Update Newsletter and a regular speaker at Legate’s breakfast seminar series.

Macdonald et al., Modulation of NMDA receptors by pituitary adenylate cyclase activating peptide in CA1 neurons requires G alpha q, protein kinase C, and activation of Src, J. Neurosci., 2005, 25(49):11374-84.

Community Involvement

Daniel was a part of the Legate Movember Team that raised over $3000 for this cause. Movember is a month long campaign that encourages men to grow moustaches to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men’s health programs. Daniel thankfully does not have a moustache the other 11 months of the year.

Daniel has been involved in his community as a coach with the Nor’west Optimist Soccer Club. He has volunteered for Scouts Canada as a leader, treasurer, and Group Commissioner. He also volunteers with First St. Andrew’s United Church in London as part of the risk management committee. Daniel volunteers with London Lawyers Feed the Hungry.

Call us, we can help.

First consultation is free.