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July 2021

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24 BUSINESS STRATEGY TOP PERSONAL INJURY BOUTIQUES SPECIAL REPORT T aking on the "most difficult" cases has been an essential cornerstone of Bogoroch & Associates LLP's practice since its beginning in 1999, says Richard Bogoroch. "Providing access to justice to our injured clients and advancing the law, is what the firm does, its founder says. "This is relevant in medical malpractice cases where in our view, the law relating to causation and loss of a chance needs to be revisited." Over the past ten years, "medical malpractice has become a significant component of our practice," Bogoroch says. "Access to justice is a challenge for plaintiffs in medical malpractice cases. They are costly and more likely to go to trial than auto- mobile accident cases, for example, which tend to settle out of court," he notes. The firm has represented injured plaintiffs and their families throughout Ontario in motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, product liability and disability litigation. Bogoroch has almost 40 years of experience in the area, and both he and partner Heidi Brown are certified specialists in civil litigation. "Many of our clients have been rendered permanently disabled, cannot work and require constant care and treatment. We feel privileged and honoured to have been able to obtain for our injured clients and their families the financial means to live a life of dignity." Brown says the pandemic has brought to light another issue related to access to justice for personal injury plaintiffs the long delay for cases that are not settled and must go to trial. Brown notes that there have been few jury trials in Ontario during the pandemic, and it is unknown when they will resume. Brown sees a consensus developing among the plaintiffs' bar that there is less need for jury trials in personal injury cases unless there is an issue of "community importance" at stake. Bogoroch and Brown also point to their firm's dedication to supporting organ- izations with hundreds of thousands of dollars to increase access to justice, provide for lawyers' development and help people in need. In addition to donating to hospitals and non-profit organizations, the firm has donated more than $300,000 to Osgoode Hall Law School, and $100,000 to McGill Law School, to provide scholarships for students in financial need. As well, it has donated $200,000 to Queens Law School to help support its Legal Aid program. 13 Number of lawyers 25 Number of support staff 4 Number of partners 1999 When firm was founded BOGOROCH & ASSOCIATES LLP AT A GLANCE TOP PERSONAL INJURY BOUTIQUES Main areas of personal injury practice: personal injury and medical malpractice litigation Bogoroch & Associates LLP Richard Bogoroch, founder and managing partner of Bogoroch & Associates LLP, and partner Heidi Brown Email: Telephone: 1-866-599-1700 | 416-599-1700 Website: BOGOROCH & ASSOCIATES LLP SPECIAL REPORT

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