Bergeron Clifford LLP
Bergeron Clifford LLP is a personal injury law boutique firm serving Ontario, since 1999. They are seasoned trial lawyers with a proven track record. They prepare every case for trial so that their clients have the best options – in court, and out of court.
The firm is headquartered in Kingston with offices in Ottawa, Perth and Carleton Place. They specialize in accident benefit claims, catastrophic injury claims (brain and spinal cord injuries), disability denials, and medical malpractice claims.
Ted Bergeron is a Queen’s University graduate with degrees in Physical Education, Arts, Education and Law.
Ted’s legal career started in insurance defence litigation. He worked at a law firm in Toronto, servicing only insurance companies. He switched to representing only injured clients and their families in 1995.
Ted has successfully represented injured clients and their families in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Appeal, Financial Services Commission of Ontario and before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. He has successfully managed jury trials in several Ontario counties and cities from Parry Sound to Toronto to Ottawa.
He joined the American Trial Lawyers Association and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association in 1994 and continues to be a member of both. He received a Distinguished Service Award from the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association in 2004 and continues to be actively involved with the association.
Ted is a member of several county and district law associations including the Durham Law Association, Northumberland Law Association, Frontenac Law Association, Lennox & Addington Law Association, Leeds Grenville Law Association and County of Carleton Law Association.
He currently sits as a member of the board of The Advocates Society, a body that speaks on behalf of 5,000 member litigation lawyers from across Ontario.
Chris Clifford is a Queen’s University graduate and former professional goaltender with the Chicago Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins organizations.
Chris’ legal career began with the Toronto firm of Cassels Brock and Blackwell. He then began working for one of Eastern Ontario’s top insurance defence firms – Templeman Menninga. In the fall of 1999 Chris joined forces with Ted Bergeron and since that time they have limited their practice to the representation of injured plaintiffs and their families.
Chris has successfully represented injured clients and their families throughout Ontario and has successfully appeared in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, the Workers Compensation Board, Social Benefits Tribunal and in front of the Canada Pension Appeals tribunal.
Chris has been a proud supporter of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Litigation Counsel of America, the Advocates Society, the Ontario Brain Injury Association and the Canadian Paraplegic Association of Ontario. Chris has sat on the board of the Law Foundation of Ontario.
Gavin Cosgrove is a graduate of Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in Kingston. Upon graduation, he attended Manhattan College (New York, NY) on an athletic scholarship where he competed in track and field. Gavin completed his legal studies at the University of New Brunswick.
Gavin joined Bergeron Clifford in the summer of 2009 and is now a partner with our firm.
He is a proud member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Frontenac Law Association, the County of Carleton Law Association, The Advocates’ Society, and the County of Lanark Law Association. He represents innocent victims of negligence in auto cases, medical malpractice and negligence cases.
Joseph Dart is a partner at Bergeron Clifford LLP. He graduated from Yale University in New Haven, CT., in 2001, where he played for four years as a defenseman on the varsity hockey team. He graduated from Queen’s University Law School in 2005, where he received several course prizes.
Joseph was called to the bar in 2006, and began his legal career as a crown prosecutor in the Crown Attorney’s Office, first in Scarborough, and later in Belleville, where he worked on various high-profile criminal cases. During his time with the Crown’s Office, Joseph litigated many cases in both the provincial and superior courts of Ontario.
Joseph and his family moved to Kingston and he joined a local firm in 2011, where he gained tremendous experience while practicing civil litigation in a variety of areas, including personal injury. He successfully represented clients at various courts and tribunals.
Joseph joined Bergeron Clifford in 2015, and represents plaintiffs in negligence, medical malpractice and auto cases.
Joseph is a proud member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Frontenac Law Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the County of Carleton Law Association, The Advocates’ Society, and the County of Lanark Law Association. He also coaches the moot court trial advocacy team at Queen’s Law at both the Arnup and Sopinka Cup annual competitions.
Warren is a Queen’s Law graduate where he achieved top 10% standing all three years. He is based in the firm’s Kingston office but travels throughout Eastern Ontario each week as per clients’ needs. Warren regularly represents his clients in court and tribunal proceedings and has an excellent track record of achieving results both in court and in out of court settlements.
Warren grew up in Vermont but settled in Canada after marrying his lovely wife Dr. Holly WhiteKnight, who has a naturopathic practice. Warren and his family live on an 81-acre farm and raise chickens, keep bees, tap maples, and do other small-scale farming. Warren is an avid cyclist, rock climber, snowboarder, and soccer player, and is heavily involved in volunteer work. Warren understands that when you get injured the impact runs more than skin deep – the entire family is affected, and people lose their ability to work and play in the way they did before.