Alida Brydon joined Devry Smith Frank LLP (DSF) in 2021 as an associate lawyer in our personal injury group in Whitby.
Alida graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree with Distinction from the University of Toronto in 2002, where her studies focused on history and political science. She earned her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario in 2006, after which she was called to the bar in 2007.
Alida has a broad commercial litigation and personal injury practice where she advocates for clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. With her extensive background in litigation, she has developed an efficient, cost-effective and results-based approach to resolving disputes for her clients.
Alida gained years of experience in civil litigation at a reputable boutique firm in Toronto, with a particular focus on the defence of personal injury claims. She has acted on numerous complex personal injury matters including claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents, recreational vehicle accidents, slips and falls, assaults, product liability, burns, animal attacks, wrongful death, and disability issues. These claims have involved income loss, future care costs, present value determinations, income tax concerns, structured settlements, and considerations for minors or other parties under a disability.
Alida is a dedicated member of the Durham community. She is an instructor for the School of Justice and Emergency Services at Durham College. Alida also sits on the Board of Directors for Catholic Family Services of Durham, a non-profit agency that provides accredited counseling services to individuals, couples, and families in the Durham Region. She lives in Whitby with her husband and three children.