- About Tyler
- Publications & Speaking
- Community Involvement
- Awards & Recognition
Tyler is an associate lawyer in the Class Actions Department. Tyler’s practice is focused on class action litigation, including securities claims.
Tyler has acted as counsel in disputes before various courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Among other matters, Tyler was part of the team prosecuting the securities class action against Manulife Financial Corporation and others that resulted in a $69 million settlement on the eve of trial. The Manulife settlement is among the largest securities class action settlements in Canadian history.
Tyler is actively involved in a variety of community initiatives and pro bono matters. Among other commitments, Tyler acts as a volunteer lawyer with Pro Bono Ontario’s Education Law Project. The Education Law Project provides legal representation to students and families seeking access to educational services.
Tyler obtained his J.D. from the Queen’s University Faculty of Law and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2016. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Advocates’ Society.
Queen’s University Faculty of Law
University of Waterloo
Advocates’ Society, Member
Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
Awards & Recognition
August 2014, Siskinds LLP named again as the top-ranked Canadian firm in the “SCAS 50.” Siskinds ranked 16th overall in the a global ranking of the world’s 50 leading securities class action law firms, the highest ranking ever attained by a Canadian firm. It is compiled annually by Securities Class Action Services, a unit of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Siskinds was the first Canadian firm to rank in the top 50 and has been the top Canadian firm each year since 2010.
"The legal system should provide justice to the people it is meant to serve. It is gratifying to help ordinary people by providing them with the representation they need to secure a fair result."
— Tyler Planeta