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Two prestigious and successful Ontario law firms have joined forces to provide the highest level of care for people suffering from the side effects of Accutane. The two firms are combining resources and strengths to ensure that the best legal services are available to their clients. Harrison Pensa’s respected experience with class-action lawsuits and civil litigation combined with Legate & Associates’ renowned client care and familiarity in the courtroom make this team the only Canadian choice for victims of Accutane.
About Legate & Associates
Legate & Associates was founded by Barbara Legate in 1996 and has since developed a reputation as Southwestern Ontario's leading personal injury law firm among its peers and as a thorough, caring and effective advocate among its clientele.
The Legate & Associates team is made up of experienced legal professionals including lawyers, law clerks, a trial coordinator and accident benefits clerks, who collaboratively work to ensure personal injury clients receive the finest representation for the best possible outcome. We are equally adept in the boardroom as in the courtroom to ensure full and fair compensation for our clients.
Legate & Associates works with personal injury clients from Toronto, London, Windsor and across Southwestern Ontario.
Barbara Legate founded Legate & Associates, and ingrained her own vision of personal injury litigation and service to clients of the firm. Barbara firmly believes that we should put ourselves in our clients’ shoes and ask, “what would I want if I was in his or her situation?” That mantra has led to a client-centered team approach focused on getting to know each client, ensuring written and verbal reporting, and client education so each client feels empowered and in charge of his or her case. Over 30 years of practice, Barbara has become known for strength and results in her representation of clients, and as a respected, thorough opponent by her peers and colleagues. She has argued significant cases in a wide variety of situations, from administrative tribunals to the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Joni Dobson is interested in serious personal injury disputes, with a particular focus on medical malpractice and motor vehicle collisions. She has represented injured people both at trial and on appeal. Joni believes that an injured person should have a strong advocate who will go the full distance when required to obtain fair results.
About Harrison Pensa LLP
Harrison Pensa was formed on October 1, 1999, when two of Southwestern Ontario's oldest and most respected law firms merged. Well known in the legal profession for its litigation skills and strong belief in social justice, Harrison Pensa’s Class Actions team brings these two strengths together in a powerful way. From their first case — successfully representing the citizens of Walkerton, Ontario harmed by tainted drinking water and many other class members in successfully resolved class actions since — the Harrison Pensa Class Actions team has become renowned for the significant positive outcomes achieved for their class members.
Jon Foreman is a partner at Harrison Pensa LLP. His practice is devoted to work for plaintiffs, predominantly in class action cases. In his practice, Jon works to protect and advance the interest of people who are injured or who suffer damages at the hands of wrongdoers. He has extensive trial experience and with other complex litigation processes against large and sophisticated corporate entities.
Jon has authored several papers and delivered academic lectures to law students and often presents at leading conferences. He has also appeared as a legal commentator on CBC Marketplace and has been quoted in the national media on class actions.
Genevieve Meisenheimer has a civil litigation practice with a primary focus on class action litigation. Genevieve’s work focuses on strategic drafting, investigation, and litigation of plaintiffs’ cases. Genevieve acts on behalf of plaintiffs in a wide variety of proceedings relating to financial services and securities, consumer law violations, technology law issues, price-fixing and other competition law disputes, intellectual property law, and product liability litigation, among other matters. Genevieve has authored papers on various class action issues which were presented at OBA and Osgoode professional development conferences.
David B. Williams
Considered by many to be one of Canada’s most respected civil litigators,
Dave Williams was inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2009 , an honor bestowed on fewer than one percent of lawyers in the U.S. and Canada. Dave specializes in class action litigation, personal injury, complex commercial litigation, insurance defence, administrative and education law. Notably, Dave also has a special record of achievement in medical malpractice cases involving serious injuries and fatalities, where he successfully represented plaintiffs.
As a veteran litigator, Dave’s 30-year legal career has brought him before the trial division, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has been involved in many high profile cases including; as a member of the plaintiff’s class action group for the Walkerton contaminated water claim and currently he is involved in a landmark aboriginal rights dispute.