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Marking a Successful 2019 | The Year in Review

08/Jan/2020

We wish you a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year!  Bogoroch & Associates LLP is dedicated to providing strong and powerful advocacy, achieving for our clients the compensation they deserve.

As we move forward to an exciting year ahead, we would like to share with you some of our accomplishments and to highlight noteworthy events.

Named a Canadian Top 10 Personal Injury Law Firm

In 2019, Bogoroch & Associates LLP marked its 20th anniversary and was once again honoured to be named one of the top 10 personal injury law boutiques in Canada by Canadian Lawyer magazine (May 2019).

“We believe it’s important for us to try difficult and challenging cases no matter the cost, if the cases we try will help advance the law and by doing so provide greater access to justice,” said managing partner Richard M. Bogoroch.

Richard Bogoroch was also once again named a leading lawyer in personal injury by Best Lawyers® and Lexpert®, two highly regarded peer-review publications. Both publications named Bogoroch & Associates a leading personal injury firm.

Contributing to Legal Education

Richard Bogoroch and partner Heidi Brown spoke about examining experts at the Ontario Bar Association’s Anatomy of a Trial: A Deeper Dive into Jury Trials in April. They also participated in the 15th Annual Update: Personal Injury Law and Practice, which was part of Osgoode Hall Law School’s professional development program, in November. Richard was the co-chair, and Heidi was a faculty member.

Heidi Brown was named to the executive committee of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) for the third year in a row. In May, she was a panel member at its Women’s Caucus Trial Roundtable: Best Practices for a Successful Personal Injury Trial.

In June, associate Rachel Radomski was acclaimed as chair of the OTLA 2019-2020 Women Trial Lawyers Caucus. Ms. Radomski, who was profiled by the OTLA in December, is a frequent speaker on how to apply for disability benefits when suffering from fibromyalgia.

In November, lawyers Alexandra Roman and Toby Samson spoke to pharmacy students at the University of Waterloo on the topic of medical malpractice litigation.

Bogoroch & Associates LLP is proud of its lawyers’ accomplishments and their dedication to serving the profession and the community.

Committed to Our Clients and Our Community

Bogoroch & Associates LLP sponsored many important causes and events this year. In January, the team served over 260 people through Lawyers Feed the Hungry with the Law Society Foundation in Toronto. Lawyers Feed the Hungry programs fight hunger across the province, providing meals to those in need and financial support to charitable agencies that help with hunger relief.

We sponsored the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (Ontario) conference, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund Annual Persons Day Gala, and the Women’s Law Association of Ontario – 100th Anniversary Gala.

Team Bogoroch raised over $15,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society through the Run for the Cure in October, supported Save a Child’s Heart, a charity that provides life saving cardiac care for children, and sponsored CANFAR’s annual AIDSbeat event, an annual battle of the bands between some of Toronto’s most prominent lawyers and law firms in support of ending HIV in Canada, as well as the 13th Annual Kurdish Heritage Festival.

The firm is also pleased to continue its sponsorship of Osgoode Hall Law School’s annual entrance scholarship, providing opportunities to deserving students to obtain a legal education. To date, the firm has donated over $325,000 to the entrance scholarship. The firm also presented its scholarship awards, given annually at Humber College, to the two students with the highest academic standing in the second and fourth semesters of the Law Clerk Program.

Reported decisions

Partner Yoni Silberman and associate Anthea Chan successfully defeated a Defendant’s summary judgement motion in an action involving a young child who fell off a play structure at his daycare and sustained a fracture to his arm and a nerve injury.

Rachel Radomski and Bessmah Hamed also successfully defeated another Defendant’s motion for summary judgment brought by the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (“TSSA”). The TSSA is mandated to promote and enforce public safety, and is responsible for ensuring that devices such as escalators operate safely.

Settlements

In 2019, Richard Bogoroch and his partners and associates achieved excellent settlements which helped change for the better the lives of our clients and their families.

Welcome to Our Team

We welcomed two new lawyers to our team this year: Amirah Arif and David Leck.

Ms. Arif earned her Juris Doctor in 2018 from the University of Ottawa, where she worked as the Dean’s teaching assistant leading constitutional law tutorials. A recipient of many awards for academic excellence, Ms. Arif articled at a leading Toronto litigation firm, and previously worked at a legal clinic in Montreal, where she drafted submissions for the Human Rights Commission.

Mr. Leck, who joined Bogoroch & Associates LLP as an articling student in July 2018, earned his Juris Doctor in 2018 from Queen’s University, where he served as President of the Queen’s Law Litigation Society and received a Course Prize in Alternative Dispute Resolution for Highest Standing in his class.

In other team news, in July we commemorated Elisa Gil and Ritu Sharma, as they marked 10 years with the firm. With company events aimed at building connections and knowledge, Bogoroch & Associates LLP provides an atmosphere where our administrative and support staff can flourish. Highlights from this year included a beer tasting and nacho making event for St. Patrick’s Day, a health and wellness guest speaker, a Lion King summer social, and a fall pie fest.

About Bogoroch & Associates LLP

We are a Toronto based law firm focussing on personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. Our medical malpractice and personal injury lawyers help injured victims and their families understand the litigation process and help show them the way to a successful resolution of their case.  With more than 30 years of extensive litigation experience and a commitment to providing outstanding service, Bogoroch & Associates LLP is dedicated to improving the lives of injured victims and their families. Contact us at 416-599-1700 (toll free 1-866-599-1700) or info@bogoroch.com.

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