Voted a top ten firm by Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Neinstein & Associates offers clients expertise in all aspects of personal injury law and specializes in working with insurance companies to receive the largest settlement possible. Active in the Toronto community, Neinstein & Associates and its founder, Gary Neinstein, support the work of several Toronto-based organizations, including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and its Put Up Your Dukes event.
Founded in 2011, Put Up Your Dukes is an annual charity event that is dedicated to raising awareness of mental illness and addiction and serves to support the work of CAMH. Neinstein’s trial lawyer Harv Lewin is a co-founder of the event. It was founded in memory of Ryan “Duke” Lewin who took his own life at the age of 28 after battling mental illness and addiction for a number of years.
Each year, Put Up Your Dukes has been a success, and funds from the event have been used to build Duke’s Place, a lounge for adolescent patients in the Intergenerational Wellness Centre at CAMH. Currently, proceeds from the most recent Put Up Your Dukes event are being directed towards building the Lewin Family Living Learning Room. When completed, the room will serve as a relaxing meeting place where patients and family members can visit with one another and enjoy a range of enriching activities.