Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP – Personal Injury Law – Jeremy M. Syrtash

Jeremy M. Syrtash


Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP – Personal Injury Law – Jeremy M. Syrtash


As a civil litigator who specializes in medical malpractice and personal injury, Jeremy often draws on his past experience as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) to better understand the needs and concerns of his clients and their families in order to help them navigate their complex situations. While completing his undergraduate studies in New York City, Jeremy assisted children and adults with special needs with activities relating to daily living. The skills he developed as a PSW, including being attentive to client needs, showing sensitivity to their feelings, and providing a personalized level of care, have served him well in his legal career and has allowed him to become a stronger advocate for individuals with disabilities.

Drawing on my unique background working for many years with the special needs population, I sought a career in which I could utilize my past experiences and assist vulnerable individuals navigate the legal system to get them the compensation they deserve.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Magna Cum Laude) from Yeshiva University in New York City and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Ottawa, Jeremy articled at another nationally recognized boutique medical malpractice law firm. Following his call to the bar in 2014, Jeremy served as Co-Counsel on various and highly complex medical malpractice actions, many of which were a result of paediatric or obstetrical negligence.

Jeremy is a passionate civil litigator who has successfully appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board.

Practice Focus

Medical Malpractice Areas

Professional Success

Representative Cases

Co-Counsel – Butler v Royal Victoria Hospital, 2017 ONSC 2792 ($5.2 Million Birth Injury Award)

Thought Leadership

Media Mentions

HSH Expands Medical Malpractice Group, Adding Jeremy M. Syrtash, September 2017

Butler v. Royal Victoria Hospital, 2017 ONSC 2792, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Blog, June 2017

“Hospital falsified chart, denied wrongdoing for years in birth injury resulting in $5.2M award: documents,” The National Post, May 2017

“Family awarded $5.2M in lawsuit against Barrie hospital; membrane ruptured during girl’s delivery,” The Barrie Examiner, May 2017


Personal, Industry and Community Activity


Called to the Ontario Bar, 2014

JD, University of Ottawa, 2013

BA (Honours), Yeshiva University, Magna Cum Laude, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association

Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association

Law Society of Upper Canada

Toronto Lawyers Association

Among the best in Canada

Since 2011 Canadian Lawyer Magazine rated us one of the top personal injury law firms in Canada. Why? With close to 20 years helping accident victims and their families, our firm understands the laws that affect your rights to compensation because we’ve helped shape those laws in favour of accident victims.

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