Usman Hannan

Toronto-Mississauga Personal Injury Lawyer, Wrongful Dismissal Lawyer

MY BACKGROUND & PERSONAL NOTE

I am a Toronto-Mississauga Personal Injury and Employment Litigation lawyer.

I started my professional studies to become a Medical Doctor. But not liking the medical school, I left Dhaka Medical College in 1999 after studying there for two years. I then joined University of Toronto's downtown campus, where I studied mathematics, economics and Middle East studies to graduate with B.A. Hons. with a High Distinction. Then I obtained M.A. in Economics from the University of Waterloo. Following this, I worked in Crown Corporations and in Waterloo/ McMaster University Economics Lecturer positions.  I then studied law at Toronto's Osgoode Hall Law School, and graduated with Juris Doctor (J.D) degree in 2011.

My diverse background, coupled with my two years of professional medical studies at the Dhaka Medical College gives me an edge in Personal Injury Litigation practice.

After articling/internship with Legal Aid Ontario's downtown Toronto office, I was called to the Ontario Bar in June, 2012 by the Law Society of Ontario. In the same year, having a family back-ground in law, I founded Hannan Hannan Barristers (HHB).

I am from a family of lawyers. My father was a lawyer, and two of my brothers are lawyers. Being a lawyer is both my profession and passion. I love my legal profession.

​​When I drop off my lawyer’s hat, I spend time with my wife Afifa and my three sons Tahmeed, Ibrahim and Ilyaas. I pray to Allah (Arabic for God), exercise to keep my Kung Fu kicks that I learnt as a child, read and listen interesting lectures and serve the community.

I am fluent in both English and Bangla.

E-mail me directly: usman.hannan@hannanhannan.com​​​

TRAINING, ACTIVITIES, PUBLICATIONS

DESIGNATION

Barrister & Solicitor, of the Law Society of Ontario, 2012.

Ontario Notary Public, appointed in 2012.

MEMBERSHIP

Law Society of Ontario

Ontario Trial Lawyer's Association

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TRAINING

Higher Secondary Certificate/College Diploma (1997)
Notre Dame College (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Studied Medicine (MBBS, 1998-2000, Discontinued)

Dhaka Medical College (Dhaka, Bangladesh)

B.A. Honors, High Distinction (2005); Majors: Economics, Near & Middle Eastern Civilisations; Minor: Mathematics
University of Toronto (Toronto, Canada)

M.A. Economics (2007)
University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Canada)

Juris Doctor ​(J.D., 2011)
Osgoode Hall Law School (York University, Toronto, Canada)

Articled with Legal Aid Ontario, Head Office, in Toronto (2011-2012), with rotations in Family Law Office, Refugee Law Office, Old City Hall Toronto Criminal Law Duty Counsel Office.

Call to the Bar/Barrister-at-Law (June 2012) 
Law Society of Ontario (Toronto, Canada)

TEACHING

Lecturer, Department of Economics (2012-2013)
McMaster University (Hamilton, Canada)

SEE some of my online reviews for fun.

Lecturer, Department of Economics (2007-2011)

University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Canada)

SEE some of my online reviews for Fun.

​NON-LAWYER INDUSTRY WORK

Analyst (2007-2008)
Independent Electricity System Operation (IESO) (Toronto, Canada)

Graduate Research Student/Fellow (2005-2007)
Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)(Waterloo, Canada)​

CURRENT (SINCE 2012)

Private law practice at Hannan Hannan Barristers. Founding Lawyer.

PUBLICATIONS

Dimensions of State Fragility: A Review of the Social Science Literature (Publication Year: 2007; I was then a Graduate Student Fellow with CIGI, Waterloo)

Regional Electricity Trading: Opportunities and Challenges for Ontario (Publication Year: 2008, I was then working as an Analyst at the IESO)

Submission for Taxicab Industry Review- Framework for Change (Publication Year: 2014, I was then a new call to the Bar)

LEGAL ACCOMPLISHMENT SNAPSHOT

Tort & Personal Injury Lawyer: I have advised and represented Ontarians in their physical, emotional and economic Injury and accident matters. I am actively handling Personal Injury cases in and out of courts; strategically attempting to settle, or preparing for a Trial. I have recently settled a product liability case and a slip and fall case out of court.

Employment and Wrongful Dismissal Litigation: Actively Seeking Damages from employers of behalf for Wrongfully Dismissed employees, in and out of court.

Solicitor's Work:  I did a substantive amount of transactional solicitor's work during 2012 to 2017, which includes thousands of real estate closings, advising small corporations, and works on wills & power of attorney. Since late 2018, I discontinued corporate law and estate law practice, and significantly downsized real estate closing work in order to dedicate most of my professional time on Trial Advocacy in Personal Injury and Wrongful Dismissal cases, where I find my passion the strongest.