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Thomson, Rogers has continued the tradition started by its founding partner, Edson Haines, QC, in 1936. 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. The firm has evolved into the largest personal injury law firm in Ontario and a leader, as well, in family law litigation, commercial litigation, class action litigation, and land use litigation.

“With the assistance of our loyal and supportive staff, we intend to continue this tradition, with one simple goal: to secure the best results for our clients, honourably and vigorously,“ said Alan Farrer — Managing Partner.


Commercial, Class Action, and Employment Litigation: (Contact: Alan A. Farrer, Managing Partner) A key strength of Thomson, Rogers is its expertise in commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation. Breach of contract claims, shareholder and partnership disputes, construction liens, lease and mortgage disputes, defamation, product liability, and wrongful dismissal are just some of the issues faced by companies and individuals today. Sometimes these matters can only be resolved through the courts, or the potential of a court judgment. Their enforcement through litigation is backed by over 80 years of commercial law experience.

Family/Matrimonial Litigation: (Contact: Patrick D. Schmidt, George Karahotzitis, Melanie Larock) It’s 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, Wendy M. Moore Mandel, Sloan H. Mandel, Darcy R. Merkur, Aleks Mladenovic, Stacey L. Stevens, Deanna S. Gilbert, Stephen Birman, Robert M. Ben, Ian W. Furlong, Kate Cahill, Carr Hatch, Adam Tanel) 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 Personal Injury Law Firms by Canadian Lawyer magazine.

The lawyers at Thomson, Rogers prosecute a wide variety of 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
  • Death
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Amputation
  • Chronic pain

Planning and Municipal Law: (Contact: Stephen J. D’Agostino, 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
  • Providing 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


390 Bay St, Suite 3100
Toronto, ON, Canada, M5H 1W2
Phone: (416) 868-3100
Fax: (416) 868-3134
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