Join us for a 3-Part Webinar Series about Personal Injury Law & Brain Injury presented by our Corporate Platinum Sponsor PIA Law.


Session # 1: What is a Personal Injury Lawyer and how do I find one?

Monday, September 18, 2023, 6 – 7 PM

Learn the role and benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer for brain injury cases, such as obtaining compensation, navigating the legal process, and advocating for the best interests of the client.

Speaker: Lara Fizgerald-Husek, Partner, Oatley Vigmond

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Lara Fitzgerald – Husek completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto and obtained her Juris Doctor and MPA at Queen’s University. She was called to the bar in 2013 and joined Oatley Vigmond after practicing insurance defence at a leading national firm. Her experience representing Canada’s largest insurers has provided Lara with valuable insight into personal injury claims, allowing her to better serve her clients.

Session # 2 - I’ve Hired a Personal Injury Lawyer, Now What?

Monday, September 25, 2023, 6 -7 PM

Get an overview of the legal process in Ontario, such as filing a claim, discovery, mediation, trial, and appeal. Learn tips and advice on how to prepare for each stage and what to do if there are any challenges or delays.

Speaker: Dale Orlando; Partner, McLeish Orlando

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Dale Orldando graduated in 1991 with a B.A. in Economics from McMaster University and in 1994 went on to obtain his law degree from the University of Western Ontario.

Dale founded McLeish Orlando along with John McLeish in 1999. Since that time, the firm has worked exclusively in the area of personal injury/wrongful death litigation on behalf of plaintiffs. McLeish Orlando has been recognized as one of Canada’s top 10 personal injury law firms as voted on by other lawyers in the bi-annual Canadian Lawyer Magazine survey.

He is a Past President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Advocates’ Society. Dale is Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario. Most recently, Dale has been selected by his peers as “Most Frequently Recommended” in the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and listed each year in the Best Lawyers in Canada Registry since 2010.

Dale’s practice is dedicated exclusively to personal injury and wrongful death cases, acting on behalf of injured people and their family members. He finds that it is the most fulfilling and rewarding type of work that you can do as a lawyer.

Session # 3 - Tips for Brain Injury Survivors from a Personal Injury Lawyer

Monday, October 2nd, 6 - 7 PM

Learn practical and helpful suggestions on how to cope with the effects of brain injury, such as managing symptoms, accessing resources, communicating with health care providers, and maintaining a positive outlook.

Speaker: Stephen Birman of Thomson Rogers

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Stephen Birman graduated from the University of Toronto law school in 2007.

Stephen joined Thomson Rogers as an Associate in 2009, where his practice has focused largely on personal injury litigation and class action litigation.

Stephen has successfully litigated significant claims as lead counsel in the Ontario Superior Court and at the License Appeals Tribunal and Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

Stephen is relentless in pursuing claims against insurance companies on behalf of his clients. Stephen was most recently successful in 2022 in a 5 week jury trial over long-term disability benefits in the Ontario Superior Court, where the jury made the largest known punitive damages award and aggravated damages award against an insurance company in a disability claim. Stephen was also the first lawyer in Ontario to receive a maximum special award on behalf of his client at the License Appeals Tribunal in 2017.