Smockum Zarnett LLP Legal Experts

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Legal Expert E–mail Telephone (Direct Dial)
D. Keith Smockum ksmockum@smockumzarnett.com 416–868–2308
Carole G. Jenkins cjenkins@smockumzarnett.com 416–864–3301
William J. Jesseau wjesseau@smockumzarnett.com 416–868–3975
James C. Dakin jdakin@smockumzarnett.com 416–864–3304
Joe Bowcock jbowcock@smockumzarnett.com 416–868–7421
Tamara Maurer tmaurer@smockumzarnett.com 416–868–7423
Troy Asselin tasselin@smockumzarnett.com 416–868–2309
Kenneth R. Wace kwace@smockumzarnett.com 416–868–2315
Jennifer Querney jquerney@smockumzarnett.com 416–868–2303
Daria Risteska dristeska@smockumzarnett.com 416–864–3308
Simon Cox scox@smockumzarnett.com 416–868–2302

D. Keith Smockum
D. Keith Smockum
ksmockum@smockumzarnett.com
416–868–2308

2016 Lexpert Legal Directory

  • One of the most "repeatedly recommended" personal injury litigators in Ontario
  • One of the most "repeatedly recommended" commercial litigators in Ontario
  • One of the most "repeatedly recommended" insurance litigators in Ontario

Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

  • Recognized by his peers as one of the top practitioners in personal injury litigation by The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Areas of Practice

  • Trial and Appellate Advocacy
  • Automobile Litigation
  • Commercial insurance
  • General Liability
  • Coverage Opinions
  • Property
  • Fire Losses
  • Bad Faith & Punitive Damages
  • Occupier's Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Libel/Slander
  • Directors and Officers Liability

Background

  • Graduated from York University with a Bachelor of arts in 1981
  • Graduated from Osgoode Hall Law school with a Bachelor of Laws in 1984
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1986
  • Active member of Canadian Bar Association, Advocates' Society, American Association for Justice (formerly, the Trial Lawyers' Association), Defence Research Institute, Canadian Defence Lawyers, Medical–Legal Society, and the Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers' Association

Carole G. Jenkins

Carole G. Jenkins
cjenkins@smockumzarnett.com
416–864–3301

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

  • Selected as a Leading Practitioner in Medical Negligence (Defence) in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 editions.


Areas of Practice

  • Trial and Appellate Advocacy
  • Medical Negligence
  • Hospital Liability
  • Municipal Liability
  • Child Protection Agencies
  • Personal Injury
  • Occupier's Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Automobile Insurance (tort)
  • Commercial Litigation

Background

  • Graduated from Royal Military College of Canada with a Bachelor of arts (Hons.) in 1990
  • Graduate from Queens University with a Bachelor of Education in 1993
  • Graduated from University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Laws in 1998 (Gold Medalist)
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2000
  • Active member of the Canadian Bar Association, Advocates' Society, Medical–Legal Society and the Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers' association

William J. Jesseau
William J. Jesseau
wjesseau@smockumzarnett.com
416–868–3975

Areas of Practice

  • Trial and Appellate Advocacy
  • Automobile Litigation
  • Commercial Insurance
  • General Liability
  • Coverage Opinions
  • Property
  • Fire Losses
  • Subrogation
  • Bad Faith & Punitive Damages
  • Occupier's Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Municipal Liability
  • Commercial Host Liability
  • Social Host Liability
  • Libel/Slander
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Environmental Claims

Background

  • Graduated from St. Francis Xavier University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1990
  • Graduated from the University of Ottawa and St. Paul University with a Bachelor of Theology (cum laude) in 1994
  • Graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Laws in 2000
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2002
  • Active Member of the Advocates' Society, The Canadian Bar Association, Defence Research Institute, Canadian Defence Lawyers, Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers' Association and The Medical– Legal Society

James C. Dakin
James C. Dakin
jdakin@smockumzarnett.com
416–864–3304

Areas of Practice

  • Trial and Appellate Advocacy
  • Municipal Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Coverage Issues/Opinions
  • Property
  • Subrogation
  • Occupiers' Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Fire and Casualty
  • Professional Negligence
  • Medical Negligence
  • Hospital Liability
  • Child Protection Agencies

Background

  • Graduated from the University of Guelph with a B.A. in Economics in 2000
  • Studied in Russia at St. Petersburg's University of Finance and Economics
  • Graduated from the University of Western Faculty of Law in 2004
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2005
  • Active member of the Canadian Bar Association, Advocates' Society, Toronto Lawyers' Association and Canadian Defence Lawyers

Joe Bowcock
Joe Bowcock
jbowcock@smockumzarnett.com
416–868–7421

Areas of Practice

  • Trial Advocacy
  • Automobile Insurance (tort)
  • Occupier's Liability
  • Property
  • Personal Injury

Background

  • Graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in 2006
  • Graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Master of Arts in 2007
  • Graduated from the University of Windsor with a Juris Doctor in 2010
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2011
  • Active member of the Canadian Bar Association, Canadian Defence Lawyers, Advocates' Society, and Toronto Lawyers Association

Tamara Maurer
Tamara Maurer
tmaurer@smockumzarnett.com
416–868–7423

Areas of Practice

  • Trial Advocacy
  • Automobile Insurance (tort)
  • Property
  • Occupier's Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Negligence
  • Child Protection Agencies

Background

  • Graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Psychology and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Hons.) in Natural Resource Management in 2006
  • Graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School with a Juris Doctor in 2010
  • Graduated from the Schulich School of Business with a Master of Business Administration in 2010
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2011
  • Active member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Advocates' Society, Toronto Lawyers Association and Canadian Defence Lawyers

Troy Asselin
Troy Asselin
tasselin@smockumzarnett.com
416–868–2309

Areas of Practice

  • Trial Advocacy
  • Automobile Insurance (tort)
  • Occupier's Liability
  • Property
  • Personal Injury

Background

  • Graduated from Laurentian University with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in 2007
  • Graduated from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in 2010
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2011
  • Active member of the Canadian Bar Association, Advocates' Society, Toronto Lawyers' Association and Canadian Defence Lawyers.

Kenneth R. Wace
Kenneth R. Wace
kwace@smockumzarnett.com
416–868–2315

Areas of Practice

  • Trial Advocacy
  • Automobile Insurance (tort)
  • Occupier's Liability
  • Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Municipal Liability

Background

  • Advanced Care Paramedic (Ontario Ministry of Health certified in 2003)
  • Graduated from York University with a B.A. Hons. in 2010
  • Graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School with a Juris Doctor in 2014
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2015
  • Active member of the Canadian Bar Association, Advocates' Society, Toronto Lawyers' Association and Canadian Defence Lawyers

Jennifer Querney
Jennifer Querney
jquerney@smockumzarnett.com
416–868–2303

Areas of Practice

  • Trial Advocacy
  • Automobile Insurance (tort)
  • Occupier's Liability
  • Property
  • Personal Injury

Background

  • Graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies & Business (Hons.) in 2010
  • Graduated from Ryerson University with a Master of Arts in Public Policy & Administration in 2011
  • Graduated from the University of Windsor with a Juris Doctor in 2014
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2015
  • Active member of the Canadian Bar Association, Advocates' Society, Toronto Lawyers' Association, Canadian Defence Lawyers, and LEAF

Daria Risteska
Daria Risteska
dristeska@smockumzarnett.com
414–864–3308

Areas of Practice

  • Trial Advocacy
  • Automobile Insurance (tort)
  • Occupier's Liability
  • Property
  • Personal Injury

Background

  • Graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminology (Hons.) in 2009
  • Graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Arts in Criminology in 2010
  • Graduated from the University of Windsor with a Juris Doctor in 2015
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2016
  • Active member of the Canadian Bar Association, Advocates' Society, Toronto Lawyers' Association, Canadian Defence Lawyers, and Macedonian Lawyers’ Association

Simon Cox
Daria Risteska
scox@smockumzarnett.com
416–868–2302

Areas of Practice

  • Trial AdvocacyAutomobile Insurance (tort)
  • Occupier's Liability
  • Personal Injury
  • Property
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Child Protection Agencies
  • Medical Negligence

Background

  • Graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science (Hons.) in 2012
  • Completed LLM and LLB courses at Hong Kong University in 2015
  • Graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Juris Doctor in 2016
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2017
  • Active member of the Canadian Bar Association, Advocates' Society, Toronto Lawyers' Association and Canadian Defence Lawyers