Find out about services that are offering support during the Pandemic, by reading the Thomson Rogers COVID Survival Tool Kit, HERE.

Learn practical tips & tools on legal representation during the Pandemic and how COVID-19 has impacted supports for people living with the effects of brain injury in a 3-Part Webinar Series presented by our Corporate Platinum Sponsor PIA Law.

Session # 1

Keeping the Train on Track: Legal Representation During a Pandemic

August 11th at 3 PM – Register, HERE

Presenter: Laura Bassett, Lawyer at Oatley Vigmond  

  • Use of virtual platforms and remote working
  • Communicating with clients
  • Obtaining records and facilitating medical examinations
  • Accident benefits, treatment teams and insurers
  • EDs, Mediations
  • Court house – motions, pre-trials, trials, etc.

Session # 2

Get the Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Personal Injury Law Questions

August 18th at 3 PM – Register, HERE.

Learn practical tips & tools on legal representation during the Pandemic and how COVID-19 has impacted supports for people living with the effects of brain injury in a 3-Part Webinar Series presented by our Corporate Platinum Sponsor PIA Law.
 
Session #2
 
Presenters: Lindsay Charles & Nick Todorovic, Lawyers at McLeish Orlando
 
  • How long should my case take?
  • Can my lawyer tell me how much my case is worth?
  • What is an Examination for Discovery?
  • What does it mean when the insurer denies a benefit?
  • What is the LAT (License Appeal Tribunal)?
  • If we don’t settle at Mediation, does that mean we go to Trial?
  • What is a Pre-Trial Conference and its purpose? And more
Nick Todorovic, Associate Lawyer at McLeish Orlando

Nick Todorovic, Associate Lawyer

Nick’s practice is dedicated exclusively to plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death cases.

  • Consistently ranked as one of the Top Ten Personal Injury Boutique law firms by Canadian Lawyer Magazine
  • Lexpert® ranked law firm, based on extensive peer review process
  • McLeish Orlando is a recognized leader in wrongful death and personal injury law, exclusively representing individuals who have suffered serious personal injury or have lost a loved one through the negligence of others
Lindsay Charles, Associate McLeish Orlando

Lindsay Charles, Associate Lawyer

Lindsay has dedicated her practice around helping seriously injured individuals and their families who have been in motor vehicle accidents, and wrongful death cases.

  • Consistently ranked as one of the Top Ten Personal Injury Boutique law firms by Canadian Lawyer Magazine
  • Lexpert® ranked law firm, based on extensive peer review process
  • McLeish Orlando is a recognized leader in wrongful death and personal injury law, exclusively representing individuals who have suffered serious personal injury or have lost a loved one through the negligence of others

Session # 3

Brain Injury: The Pandemic Within The Pandemic – Strategies And Solutions For Keeping You Connected

August 25 at 3 PM, Register, HERE

In this webinar, panelists Dr. Joanna Hamilton, Neuropsychologist, Leigh Craney, Rehabilitation Case Manager, Keith Lindsay, Service Director at Bartimaeus Rehabilitation Services and Lawyers David MacDonald, Stacey Stevens and Matt Sutton will provide connection strategies and resources to help you keep and expand the ABI community network of support.

Resources will include suggestions to help you:

  • Focus on caring for yourself
  • Reach out to others
  • Support family members and receive their support
  • Access exercise, mindfulness and rehabilitation resources in person and virtually
  • Find out more by reading the Thomson Rogers COVID Survival Tool Kit, HERE

David MacDonald

David is a partner at Thomson Rogers and a trial lawyer who conducted Toronto’s first personal injury paperless iPad trial. David has been going to trial and settling catastrophic plaintiff personal injury cases and helping car, pedestrian, ATV, motorcycle and boating accident victims who have suffered catastrophic injuries for more than twenty-five years. David’s goal is to help his clients develop meaningful lives after tragedy strikes by helping them in the recovery process with excellent, inspiring rehabilitation professionals and to protect them for all their future financial needs.

David is Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario, recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert®Directoryas consistently recommended for Personal Injury Litigation by Ontario’s personal injury lawyers, and acknowledged in The Best Lawyers™in Canada and by Martindale-Hubbell®as an expert in Personal Injury Litigation

 

Stacey Stevens

Stacey is a partner at Thomson Rogers. Her practice is entirely devoted to helping people with serious personal injuries. She is dedicated to ensuring those injured in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, boating accidents, slip/trip and falls, those who have been denied accident benefits or disability insurance benefits, as well as victims of sexual assault, receive full compensation.

Stacey has the honour of having been selected by her peers to be published in the Canadian Legal Lexpert®Directory as a leading practitioner in the field of plaintiff personal injury litigation. She has also earned the highest peer rating of AV Preeminent®in Martindale-Hubbell® for her legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards.

Stacey’s expertise and professionalism have been recognized and sought out in interviews on Canada AM, the Business News Network and CFRB Radioand in newspapers and magazines including the Lawyer’s Weekly, Law Times, The Litigator, and The Globe and Mail.

 

Matthew Sutton

Matthew is an associate at Thomson Rogers. His practice focuses on personal injury litigation.

Before joining Thomson Rogers Matt was a partner of a well-respected insurance defence firm and practiced exclusively in the area of insurance defence litigation for over a decade. His practice included all areas of insurance litigation, including first and third party claims and disputes between insurers such as loss transfer and priority disputes.

Matt’s change in focus stems from his desire to help people receive the compensation they need to aide in their recovery.
Matt’s experience includes, but is not limited to, motor vehicle accidents, slip & falls, fire loss and injury, product liability, and commercial host and occupier’s liability claims involving all levels of injury including catastrophic claims.

 

Dr. Joanna Hamilton

Dr Hamilton completed her undergraduate degree at Trent University in Peterborough before completing her Ph.D. at the University of Windsor. She began her training in 1985, completing an internship at Chedoke-McMaster Hospitals in the late 1980’s. Following completion of her degree, Dr. Hamilton worked at Bloorview MacMillan Centre (now Holland Bloorview), an experience she thoroughly enjoyed. She currently has a busy private practice in Peterborough, where she serves individuals across the age span in her local community and from all parts of Ontario.  She works with individuals, families, and rehabilitation teams in a collaborative manner to improve the lives of those living with the effects of Brain Injury.

Dr. Hamilton travels to Northern Ontario on a regular basis to provide assessments for individuals who cannot travel for evaluations or who would otherwise not receive these services.

Dr. Hamilton is a member of the Central East Brain Injury Network, and sits on other professional boards where she advocates for the education of professionals around issues related to brain injury and disability, particularly in the pediatric population. She has presented at local, provincial and international conferences in the area of brain injury.

 

Leigh Craney

Leigh holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brock University, and has been working as a community case manager since 2003. While working it the field, Leigh has successfully completed extensive brain injury and spinal cord injury educational training through the Ontario Brain Injury Association (OBIA) & Brock University, McMaster University, and the University of Calgary.

Leigh is an accredited Registered Rehabilitation Professional (R.R.P.) through the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada, a VRA member in good standing, and a member of the Ontario Rehab Alliance.  Leigh was the recipient of the Ontario Brain Injury Association Award of Excellence for Case Manager of the Year in 2018, and is a Silver Sponsor of the BIAPH Health Advocates Education Conference.  You can visit Leigh’s new website at: www.craneycasemanagement.ca

Keith Lindsay

Keith has over 28 years of experience within the mental health and rehabilitation fields, working in various positions of frontline, management and training.

Keith has been involved in numerous educational projects involving professionals, families and individuals with special needs surrounding support and education. Keith currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Brain Injury Association. He is the former president of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Counsellors (OACYC). Keith has previously been involved in supporting The Brain Injury Associations of Simcoe Muskoka, Sudbury and Sault Ste Marie. He continues to educate Child and Youth Workers at Community Colleges.

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