As an associate at HSH, Valerie provides assistance and support to senior lawyers on personal injury cases involving medical malpractice, long-term disability, slip and falls, and motor vehicle accidents. She provides clients with legal advocacy on accident benefits and tort claims, conducts hearings of personal injury cases at the License and Appeal Tribunal and the Ontario Small Claims Court, and pleads motions before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. A bilingual (English and French) graduate of the University of Ottawa’s law school, Valerie served as assistant editor of the Ottawa Law Review, interned with the Ministry of the Attorney General and was an active member and past vice-president of AWARE, which supports and advocates for women’s shelters in the Ottawa area.
Mass Tort / Action Cases
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Manufacturers’ Duty to Warn in Medical Product Liability Cases, HSH Blog, September 2017
The Power of Many Customized For One: Mass Torts vs. Class Actions, HSH Blog, March 2017
Numerous lawsuits claim baby powder causes ovarian cancer. Is it safe or not?, TheStar.com, July 2018
Valerie Lord featured in Precedent Magazine, HSH Blog, March 2018
Sécurité aérienne : le BST sonne l’alarme, Radio-Canada, March 2017
WLAO Articling Chapter Mentoring Event, April 26, 2018
Personal, Industry and Community Activity
Called to the Ontario Bar, 2016
Doctor of Law (J.D.), University of Ottawa, 2015
Honours Bachelor of Arts, French Language and Literature, Lakehead University, 2012
Honors and Awards
Prix de L’attache culturel de France à Toronto, 2012
Professional Associations and Memberships
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
The Advocates’ Society
Young Women in the Law
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)
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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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