Norman Mizobuchi

Norman’s practice focuses primarily on civil and commercial litigation, class actions, and privacy law.  He has represented clients before all levels of court in Ontario and administrative tribunals. 

Norman litigates civil disputes concerning a wide array of matters including contractual and leasing issues, injunctions, civil fraud and conspiracy, real estate, bankruptcy and insolvency, professional negligence, private international law, criminal interest, and defamation. 

He is currently acting for clients in a number of actions involving allegations of privacy breaches, including proposed class actions against hospitals for violations of patient privacy (Hopkins v. Kay and Broutzas v. Rouge Valley Health System). In addition to privacy class actions, he has acted for the plaintiffs in other class actions, including consumer protection, securities, insurance, pharmaceuticals, and product liability matters. 

Norman completed his articles and practiced civil and commercial litigation at a full-service downtown Toronto law firm and later worked as an associate at a class action boutique where his practice focused on prosecuting class actions on behalf of plaintiffs.  He received his LL.B. from Queen's University in 2006 and is currently a candidate in the LL.M. program at the University of Toronto.   He was called to the Ontario bar in 2007.

Norman was a panellist at the Ontario Bar Association’s Institute 2015 in a session on privacy class actions in the data breach context.  He has also volunteered to coach and judge moots, including the Warren K. Winkler Class Actions Moot; worked as a legal researcher for the Canadian Customs and Revenue Agency (now the Canadian Revenue Agency); and participated in the Pro Bono Students Canada program.   He regularly writes on a variety of topics, including forensic reports, real estate disputes, workplace privacy, pre-certification motions, class actions and insolvency, and settlement and fee approval.