Roger G. Oatley  CS - Oatley Vigmond LLP

Roger G. Oatley CS

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2006

Roger Oatley is a founding partner of Oatley Vigmond and one of the country’s leading personal injury lawyers. Roger has helped thousands of accident victims and their families re-build shattered lives.

Like all the lawyers at Oatley Vigmond, Roger’s practice is dedicated to personal injury and death claims. Roger, his team of lawyers and highly trained staff restrict their practice to the most seriously injured, many of whom are victims of permanent neurotrauma. Lawyers in the personal injury field across Canada regard Roger as one of the country’s most successful and effective personal injury lawyers.

Lawyers, former clients, health care professionals and insurance industry professionals demonstrate their confidence in Roger by referring their clients and friends to him and his team of lawyers and staff.

While Roger and his team do everything in their power to settle their clients’ claims as quickly as possible, they are prepared to go to court when necessary. Insurance companies never fail to recognize his success.

For Roger, satisfaction comes at the end of the day when he knows that he has positively impacted his client’s life.

Outside of the office, Roger spends time golfing, skiing and travelling, but his greatest enjoyment comes from spending time with his family.

The University of Western OntarioBA 1967University of TorontoLL.B 1970
American College of Trial LawyersLitigation Counsel of AmericaThe Advocates' SocietyAmerican Association of JusticeOntario Trial Lawyers’ Association


Roger is a widely published author on trial advocacy and personal injury law. He is the author of Canada’s only book on jury advocacy, Addressing the Jury, which can be found in the library of most personal injury lawyers in Canada. He is also the co-author of four equally successful books: The Oatley McLeish Guide to Personal Injury Practice, The Oatley McLeish Guide to Brain Injury Litigation, The Oatley McLeish Guide to Anatomy and Impairment, and The Oatley McLeish Guide to Demonstrative Advocacy.

In 1998 the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association established an annual lecture series in Roger’s honour to recognize both his outstanding success as a jury lawyer and his contribution to the teaching of trial advocacy to other lawyers. His colleagues in the personal injury Bar consider him a leader in the development of innovative trial techniques. He has addressed various associations across Canada and in the United States including the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Institute, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Advocates’ Society, the British Columbia CLE Society, the Alberta CLE Society, and the American Trial Lawyers Association. He has also been a guest speaker at conferences held by the Justice of the Superior Court and by the Justice of Ontario.

Roger is a strong supporter of the organizations in the community that touch his client’s lives and believes in the importance of giving back. He donates all of the royalties received from Addressing the Jury and the Oatley-McLeish Guide to Motor Vehicle Litigation, to the trauma program at Sick Kids. He also donates the royalties from the Oatley-McLeish Guide to Brain Injury Litigation to the Brain Injury Clinic at St. Michael’s Hospital. Additionally, Roger’s fundraising efforts contributed to a donation of $300,000 to Barrie’s Royal Victoria Hospital’s campaign to build a new cancer centre.

Office Location

151 Ferris Lane, Suite 200
Barrie, ON L4M 6C1

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Medical Negligence of the Toronto Metro Area2015 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation of the Greater Ontario Metro Area2013 Lawyer of the Year in Legal Malpractice Law of the Toronto Metro Area2011 Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Law of the Toronto Metro Area2009 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation of the Toronto Metro Area
Roger G. Oatley CS has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Roger G. Oatley CS has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!Roger G. Oatley CS has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2013!Roger G. Oatley CS has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2011!Roger G. Oatley CS has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2009!


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Practice Areas

Legal Malpractice Law
Medical Negligence
Personal Injury Litigation
Product Liability Law

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