D. Joel Dick
Joel is an Associate at the firm, whose practice is dedicated to personal injury litigation, and in particular, motor vehicle accidents, product liability injuries and solicitors’ negligence.
Joel has argued successfully in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal for Ontario and has handled the full range of personal injury claims, from slip and falls, to amputations and catastrophic brain injury. Joel is passionate about his work and has earned a reputation for understanding and fighting for the needs of his clients.
He is a frequent presenter and author for various legal associations, and served as an adjudicator on the Toronto Licensing Tribunal for three years.
Giving back to the community, Joel is involved in a number of pro bono organizations, as well as charitable initiatives. Notably, Joel is the founding president of Next Generation Energy Alternatives, a charity which promotes the use of renewable energy technologies.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Hans-Jorg Reichert v. Chubb Insurance Company of Canada, 2013 FSCO A 12-003518
Armstrong v. Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, 2013 ONSC 4226
Armstrong v. Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, 2013 ONSC 1949
Settlements & Verdicts
$300,000 – Roofer who fell down a flight of stairs at a bar suffering a very serious brain injury.
Traumatic Brain Injuries and Motorcycle Accidents, HSH Blog, May 2017
Successful Safety Preparation: Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents, HSH Blog, March 2017
Bicycle Mastery, Mastery of Life, HSH Blog, May 2016
Apples To Apples, HSH E-News, February 2016
Maxwell v. Luck: A Warning to Insurers, HSH E-News, June 2015
Slip and Fall: Standard of Care, HSH E-News, November 2014
Brain Injury Case Too Complicated for Jury, HSH E-News, June 2014
The Hidden Cost of Childhood Head Injuries, HSH E-News, May 2014
The Development of Rule 53: A Return to First Principles, OTLA Fall Conference: Trial by Jury, October 2013
Treating Doctors and Rule 53, HSH E-News, August 2013
HSH Claims Major Victory for Plaintiffs Injured by Unidentified Drivers, HSH E-News, April 2013
Optional Insurance Benefits and the Duty to Give Advice, HSH E-News, October 2012
Kusnierz: Case Comment, HSH E-News, February 2012
A Victory for Fairness: Kusnierz v. Economical, HSH E-News, January 2012
Surveilling Yourself: Photos Posted to Facebook, (Co-author of Chapter 3, The Great Debates in Insurance), Ontario Bar Association, 2012
Rule 53.03: A Sliding and Uncertain Scale (Co-author), 2011
The Ocean Port Decision — More Questions than Answers? Volume 10:2 Ontario Bar Association: Administrative Law Newsletter, 2002
2nd Annual Disability Insurance Law Conference, The Canadian Institute, October 18-19. 2017
Bringing and Defending Summary Judgment Motions Under the OPCF 44R: What is “Other Material Evidence”?, Canadian Bar Association, June 8, 2016
Legal Perspectives on Treatment Financing, Ontario Rehab Alliance, March, 29, 2016
Accident Benefits: Behind the Mask, Toronto Trial Lawyers Association, October 29, 2015
Intermediate Accident Benefits: Making Sense of the Numbers, OTLA Webinar, September 2015
Optimizing the AB Claim to Cash Out, OTLA Spring Conference, May 2015
Collateral Benefits – What to Deduct, When and How?, OBA Advanced Accident Benefits for Tort Lawyers, April 2015
Bringing and Defending Summary Judgement Motions Under the OPCF 44R: What is “Other Material Evidence”?, Canadian Bar Association, April 2, 2014
Preparing Yourself and Your Client for Discovery, YLD, March 7, 2014
Psychological Testing in the Context of Independent Clinical Evaluations, Canadian Society of Medical Evaluators, October 2013
Guest Lecturer, University of Waterloo, 2005
Personal, Industry and Community Activity
Called to the Ontario Bar, 2002
JD, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, 2001
MA, International Relations, University of Toronto, 2001
MA, Peace Studies, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Indiana, 1998
Professional Associations and Memberships
The Law Society of Upper Canada
Ontario Bar Association
The Advocates’ Society
The Ontario Society of Adjudicators and Regulators
Law Union of Ontario
Seneca College Advocacy Course, Mock Trial Judge, 2011
Next Generation Energy Alternatives, Volunteer Director and President, 2006 – Present
Child Advocacy Project, Pro Bono Lawyer, 2006 – 2008
Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program, Community Volunteer, 2004 – Present
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