James L. Vigmond has been practising personal injury litigation on behalf of plaintiffs for over 35 years. He is the former president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) and Simcoe County Law Association. Jim continues to be a leading figure of Ontario’s personal injury trial bar. At Oatley Vigmond, Jim leads a team of lawyers and support staff with broad expertise in spinal cord, brain injury, and serious orthopedic cases. Jim has been voted by his peers as among The Best Lawyers in Canada from 2006 to 2020. Jim is a Certified Litigation Specialist (Law Society of Ontario) and an inducted Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America and American College of Trial Lawyers. Jim has published several articles and presented in the area of personal injury litigation and trial advocacy for numerous associations including OTLA, Canadian Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association and The Advocates’ Society. He has appeared as counsel at all levels of Courts in Ontario. OTLA has also retained Jim to intervene on their behalf on numerous occasions in the Court of Appeal. He has appeared in every case where the Court has considered “catastrophic impairment”. In 2016, Jim received a lifetime achievement award from OTLA.