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James L. Vigmond has been practising personal injury litigation on behalf of plaintiffs for over 35 years. He is the former president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) and Simcoe County Law Association. Jim continues to be a leading figure of Ontario’s personal injury trial bar. At Oatley Vigmond, Jim leads a team of lawyers and support staff with broad expertise in spinal cord, brain injury, and serious orthopedic cases. Jim has been voted by his peers as among The Best Lawyers in Canada from 2006 to 2019. Jim is a Certified Litigation Specialist by The Law Society of Upper Canada, and an inducted Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America and American College of Trial Lawyers. Jim has published several articles and presented in the area of personal injury litigation and trial advocacy for numerous associations including OTLA, Canadian Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association and The Advocates’ Society. He has appeared as counsel at all levels of Courts in Ontario. OTLA has also retained Jim to intervene on their behalf on numerous occasions in the Court of Appeal. He has appeared in every case where the Court has considered “catastrophic impairment”. In 2016, Jim received a lifetime achievement award from OTLA.

Location
  • 151 Ferris Lane, Suite 200
    Barrie, ON L4M 6C1
    Canada
Languages
  • English
Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, The Law Society of Upper Canada
Affiliations
  • American Association of Justice - Member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers - Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America - Fellow
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association - Past President
  • Queen’s University Law School - Sessional Instructor
  • Simcoe County Law Association - Past President
  • Spinal Cord Injury Ontario - Past Board Member
  • The Advocates’ Society - Past Director

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury Litigation
Awards:
  • Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Oatley, Vigmond has been named to the National Post's listing of the Best Lawyers in Canada
  • Lexpert, the Canadian legal expert directory, gives James Vigmond its ranking of "Repeatedly Recommended" by other lawyers.
  • Voted as Top Ten Personal Injury Law Firms, Canadian Lawyer Magazine

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