Thomson Rogers is one of the largest civil litigation firms in Toronto. Since 1936, the firm has evolved into one of the largest personal injury law firms in Ontario and has been recognized by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. Thomson Rogers’ family law, class action, and land use litigation teams are regularly sought out for their experience and advocacy skills. Their lawyers represent clients before the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada and, often, before administrative boards and tribunals across the Province.
“With over 80 years of helping plaintiffs, our teams of litigators has one simple goal, to secure the best result for our clients. We are keenly aware that our people—lawyers, clerks, assistants alike—are our most important asset. Our people are passionate, strategic and focused on our client needs today and what they will need in the future,” Stephen D’Agostino, Managing Partner.
Class Action: (Contact: L. Craig Brown, Darcy Merkur, Kate Cahill, Stephen Birman) The Thomson Rogers’ class action team specializes in the areas of personal injury, product liability and institutional abuse. Our team was actively involved in the Indian Residential Schools Settlement and together with others, negotiated a successful settlement of over $4 Billion for those clients. Thomson Rogers’ experienced litigators continue to take on complex class action claims to obtain decisions and settlements for thousands of plaintiffs.
Family/Matrimonial Litigation: (Contact: George Karahotzitis, Melanie Larock) It is essential to know your rights and obligations in marriage, cohabitation, separation and divorce and how to proceed to enforce those rights, meet the obligations and protect your future.
Family law probably impacts more Canadians than all other areas of law combined. As an example, divorce affects nearly half of Canadian marriages, and can be a devastating experience for spouses and their children.
If not handled properly, and on a timely basis, divorce can become emotionally and financially destructive for all concerned.
Personal Injury Litigation: (Contact: L. Craig Brown, Richard C. Halpern, Leonard H. Kunka, David F. MacDonald, Sloan H. Mandel, Darcy R. Merkur, Michael L. Bennett, Aleks Mladenovic, Stacey L. Stevens, Deanna S. Gilbert, Stephen Birman, Robert M. Ben, Ian W.K. Furlong, Kate Cahill, Carr Hatch) Personal injury issues are complex and often require prompt action due to strict time limits. Thomson Rogers has the well-deserved reputation for taking on the most complex and challenging personal injury cases and delivering results. Thomson Rogers has the honour of being selected as one of Canada’s Top 10 Personal Injury Boutiques by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.
The lawyers at Thomson Rogers prosecute a wide variety of severe trauma and personal injury actions involving:
Car and motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Slip and fall
- Diving accidents
- Sporting accidents
- Air crashes
- Boating and jet ski accidents
- ATV, dirt bike accidents
- Snow mobile accidents
- Skiing accidents
- Faulty products and Products Liability
- Car insurance claims
- Animal attacks
- Assaults, including sexual assaults
Or any occurrence resulting in:
- Serious personal injury
- Brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Chronic pain
Planning and Municipal Law: (Contact: Stephen J. D’Agostino, Managing Partner, Jeff J. Wilker, Al Burton, David N. Germain) Their mission is to provide the highest level of service as efficiently as possible, based on our breadth of expertise, innovative solutions and results-oriented approach.
For over five decades, the municipal law group at Thomson Rogers has represented municipalities, developers, school boards, public agencies and ratepayers at the conference table, in mediations and arbitrations, before the Ontario Municipal Board, the Environmental Review Tribunal, and in the Courts.
Practice areas include but are not limited to:
- Bylaws and Municipal Agreements
- Judicial review applications
- Municipal Jurisdiction
- Expropriation advice to both landowners and expropriating authorities, representing clients before the Board of Negotiations, the Ontario Municipal Board and the Ontario Courts
- Advising on permitted uses of lands, including gravel pits
- Representing clients before Courts and tribunals such as the Ontario Municipal Board, the Environmental Review Tribunal, the Niagara Escarpment Commission, and the Lands and Mining Commission