Top 20 personal injury law firms for 2024 revealed by Canadian Lawyer

Canada's best personal injury boutiques fight for compensation for their clients

Top 20 personal injury law firms for 2024 revealed by Canadian Lawyer

The best personal injury law firms for this year stand out amid the competition due to their exceptional client-centred approach, their expertise and advocacy, their leadership and community engagement, and their quality work and excellent results.

Over 1,500 readers and respected members of the legal community provided their input to help Canadian Lawyer narrow down a pool of 126 distinguished nominees to 20 winners.

The awarded firms have shown compassion and have dedicated time and effort to fighting for the compensation and support that their clients need and deserve. For example, McLeish Orlando Lawyers LLP is actively involved in the legal community, including by lobbying government on behalf of accident victims.

“After 25 years, our core philosophy remains the same: doing the right thing for the client and putting them first,” says partner Dale Orlando.

“One hundred percent of our energy goes into achieving what is in the best interest of our client, and an insurance company won’t outspend us,” he adds.

Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers focuses on client recovery. The firm’s lawyers maintain strong relationships with colleagues and with rehabilitation professionals, as well as with clients.

“We have built an amazing team of empathetic advisors, and we put ourselves in the shoes of others, caring for our clients and understanding how their litigation impacts every aspect of their lives,” says senior partner Rose Leto.

“Our goal is to impact, change, and transform the lives of our clients,” she adds. “They continue to have confidence in us, allowing us to achieve success.”

Oatley Vigmond LLP emphasizes clear and straightforward communication, which empowers its clients to understand case complexities and to participate in decision-making.

“Our clients appreciate it when we spend time with them and simplify these complex matters so they can make an educated decision,” Ben Irantalab, partner, tells Canadian Lawyer.

This past year, personal injury law firms have faced challenges such as dealing with AI in their offices, auto insurance reforms, mass tort social media litigation, and greater competition for significant cases. MacGillivray Injury and Insurance Law has invested in an AI chronology builder that integrates with existing systems.

“Our relationship with our clients has more value than the financial transaction,” says founding partner Jamie MacGillivray. “We want our work to be relational, helping people by simply being there for them, finding the right treatment providers, and just being a part of their journey.”

The winning firms include Bogoroch & Associates LLP (Toronto); Boland Romaine LLP (Aurora); Fidelis Law Droit (Moncton); McLeish Orlando Lawyers LLP (Toronto, Barrie, Hamilton, Kitchener, St. Catharines, Sault Ste. Marie); Neinstein Personal Injury Lawyers (Toronto); Oatley Vigmond LLP (Barrie, Toronto, Hamilton, North Bay, North York, Sudbury); Thomson Rogers (Toronto); Will Trial Lawyers (Oakville); Bergeron Clifford LLP (Kingston, Ottawa, Carleton Place, Perth, Pembroke); Gluckstein Lawyers (Toronto); Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP (Toronto); MacGillivray Injury and Insurance Law (Halifax, New Glasgow); and Pacific Medical Law (Vancouver).

The other awarded firms are Braithwaite Boyle Accident Injury Lawyers (Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer); Correia & Collins (Saint John); Cuming & Gillespie LLP (Calgary); McKiggan Hebert (Halifax); Murphy Battista LLP (Vancouver); Slater Vecchio LLP (Vancouver); and Wagners Law Firm (Halifax).

Canadian Lawyer congratulates the top 20 personal injury firms for 2024. See more information about the winners.

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