Thomson Rogers

Thomson Rogers

Thomson Rogers is one of the largest civil litigation firms in Toronto. Since our founding in 1935, the firm has grown to become one of the largest plaintiff personal injury law firms in Ontario and has been recognized by numerous respected legal publishers and directories, including The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Canadian Lawyer Magazine. Thomson Rogers’ personal injury, family law, class action, and land use litigation teams are regularly sought out for their experience and advocacy skills. Our lawyers represent clients before the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada as well as administrative boards and tribunals across the province. 

“For nearly 90 years, we’ve championed plaintiffs, ensuring our clients get the best deal. Our dedicated team - lawyers, clerks, assistants alike – is our greatest asset. Fueled by passion, strategy, and unwavering focus, we address current needs and anticipate future requirement for those we represent.” – Stephen D’Agostino, Managing Partner. 


Class Action: (Contact: Darcy Merkur, Robert Ben, Kate Cahill, Stephen Birman, Lucy Jackson)

The Thomson Rogers class action team represents plaintiff clients 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, Megan Edmiston, Camelia Amiri)

The family law lawyers at Thomson Rogers are dedicated to the exclusive practice of family law and have extensive experience managing complicated matters, employing an integrated team approach to best serve our clients. We understand that every family is unique, and each case will require a dynamic approach to navigating the issues. Our litigators educate clients about their rights and obligations regarding marriage, cohabitation, separation and divorce in order to enforce those rights, with the goal of helping clients to meet their obligations and protect their families’ future happiness.  

Personal Injury Litigation: (Contact: Sloan Mandel, Michael Bennett, Darcy Merkur, Aleks Mladenovic, Robert Ben, Ian Furlong, Kate Cahill, Stacey Stevens, Matthew Sutton, Stephen Birman, Deanna Gilbert, Carr Hatch, Lucy Jackson)

Personal injury issues are complex and often require prompt action due to strict time limits. Thomson Rogers has a well-deserved reputation for taking on the most complex and challenging personal injury cases, championing those wronged by insurance companies, and delivering results. For example, in a 2023 triumph, Thomson Rogers’ lawyers secured a significant victory, with the Court of Appeal for Ontario upholding the largest punitive damages of $1.5 million against a long-term disability insurer. We are honoured to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top Personal Injury Boutiques by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. 

The lawyers at Thomson Rogers pursue a wide variety of severe trauma and personal injury claims involving: 

  • Car and motorcycle accidents 
  • Medical malpractice 
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Diving accidents 
  • Sporting accidents 
  • Air crashes 
  • Boating and jet ski accidents 
  • ATV, dirt bike accidents 
  • Snow mobile accidents 
  • Skiing accidents 
  • Long-term disability claims
  • Faulty products and product liability claims
  • Animal attacks 
  • Assaults, including sexual assaults

Or any occurrence resulting in: 

  • Catastrophic injury 
  • Death 
  • Brain injury 
  • Spinal cord injury 
  • Amputation 
  • Chronic pain 
  • Other serious personal injury 

Municipal, Planning and Expropriation Law: (Contact: Jeffrey Wilker, Stephen D’Agostino (Managing Partner), Stan Floras, Al Burton, David Germain, Denitza Koev)

For over six decades, the municipal, planning and expropriation law group at Thomson Rogers has represented municipalities, developers, school boards, public agencies, and ratepayers at the conference table, in mediations, at hearings before the Ontario Land Tribunal and at trial in the Courts. Our 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. 

Practice areas include but are not limited to: 

  • Representing clients before Courts and tribunals, including the Ontario Land Tribunal 
  • Expropriation advice to both landowners and expropriating authorities, representing clients before the Ontario Land Tribunal and the Courts 
  • Judicial review applications 
  • Municipal Jurisdiction 
  • Advice on Planning Act applications, processing, and Municipal Comprehensive Reviews 
  • Bylaws and Municipal Agreements 
  • Advising on permitted uses of lands, including quarries and gravel pits 

E-mail: [email protected] 


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