Renée Vinett, RN, LLB
Renée is a partner at the firm, whose practice is devoted to fighting for the rights of injured accident victims and their families in a wide range of personal injury matters. She has successfully conducted numerous Trials and Hearings before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.
In addition to being a lawyer, Renée has been a registered nurse for over 30 years with experience in disability management in both the United States and Canada. Her medical knowledge and legal expertise enables Renée to approach each case from the central perspective, that it is her clients’ needs and long-term quality of life that is paramount.
She holds memberships with legal and professional associations, for which she often chairs and lectures at their continuing legal education programs. Renée is also a member of the College of Nurses of Ontario.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Mr. C. and Coachman Insurance Company (FSCO A09-000167, October 21, 2011)
Chin-Sang v. Bridson, 2009 CanLII 16295 (ON SC)
Stein v. Exec-U-Fit Personal Fitness Training Centres Inc., 2007 CanLII 16447 (ON SC)
Golab v. Schmidt, 2007 CanLII 12206 (ON SC)
Settlements & Verdicts
$2 Million – 15-year-old suffered spinal cord injury jumping in swimming pool
“I would like to express my appreciation to Renée and say thank you for your work. Since the moment we have met, I knew my case will be in good hands. I sensed empathy immediately and …” – Gabriella H.
Rebuilding The Human Body – The Bionic Spine, HSH Blog, August 2017
Long-Term Disability Series: Physical Injury and Its Effects on Mental Health, HSH Blog, March 2017
Navigating the Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund in Ontario: A Last Resort, HSH Blog, January 2017
The Spirit of Fear: Nurses and Workplace Violence, HSH Blog, January 2017
Non-Earner Benefits Revisited – Impact of Recent Changes, HSH Blog, January 2017
Adrenal Fatigue: Avoiding Medical Malpractice Through Long-Term Disability Benefits, HSH Blog, November 2016
Statutory Accident Benefits: Funding the Medical System Through the Legal System, HSH Blog, October 2016
Ontario’s Nurses Deserve PTSD Disability Presumption, HSH Blog, September 2016
Pokémon GO: The New “Virtual” Reality of Personal Injury, HSH Newsletter, August 2016
Pokémon GO: Personal Injury, Safety Issues, and Liability, HSH Blog, August 2016
Charting: Little Things Make Big Things Happen, HSH Blog, June 2016
Catastrophic Impairment – Arbitrator Not Bound by Experts’ Opinions, HSH Newsletter, November 2011
Motor Vehicle Litigation Summit 2018, March 27, 2018
Women in Litigation Symposium, The Advocates’ Society, October 27, 2017
Practical Approaches for the Personal Injury Lawyer, Toronto Lawyers Association, November 9, 2016
Effective Examination-in-Chief, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, March 10, 2016
Litigation Strategies in a Time of Change, The Advocates’ Society, January 29, 2016
How to Shape the Insurer’s and Client’s Perceptions of the Case’s Value, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association NLD Conference, September 25, 2015
Top 10 Accident Benefits Cases 2014, Ontario Bar Association, November 25, 2014
The Fundamentals of Personal Injury Practice, (YLD), April 9, 2014
Advocacy Tips and Takeaways, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, April 4, 2014
News & Media
Personal, Industry and Community Activity
Called to the Ontario Bar, 2002
LLB, York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2000
Nursing (Honours) cum laude, Middle Tennessee State University, 1985
Honors and Awards
Professional Associations and Memberships
Counsel member of the Medico Legal Society of Toronto
Ontario Bar Association
Toronto Lawyers Association
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
The Advocates’ Society
Women’s Law Association of Ontario
College of Nurses of Ontario
Renée Vinett’s Team
Among the best in Canada
Since 2011 Canadian Lawyer Magazine rated us one of the top personal injury law firms in Canada. Why? With more than 30 years experience helping accident victims and their families, we understand the laws that affect your rights to compensation because we’ve helped shape those laws in favour of accident victims.
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At Howie, Sacks & Henry we genuinely care about the people we represent. We understand how serious injuries affect you and your family, and will work closely with you, with compassion and integrity, to help give you peace of mind. To us a client isn’t just a file, it’s a life.
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