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  • JackFiremanJACK J. FIREMAN Q.C (Certified Specialist)

    *Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation
    Education: University of Toronto (B.A.), Osgoode Hall (LL.B.), New York University (LL.M.)
    Year of Call: 1966
    Associations: Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, The Advocates’ Society, American Trial Lawyers Association

    Jack Fireman was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1966. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1961, with a Bachelor of Arts, Osgoode Hall in 1964 with a Bachelor of Laws, and New York University in 1968 with a Masters in Laws. Mr. Fireman was also appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1979 and is certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

    For over 30 years, Mr. Fireman represented the Insurance Industry as defense counsel, before switching to the Plaintiff side in May 2000. Mr. Fireman continues to be available to act as counsel for other firms.

    In the annual survey conducted by Lexpert, Jack has been honoured as “Most Frequently Recommended” in the category of personal injury lawyers in the Toronto area for each of the 14 years the survey has been published.

    Additionally, Mr. Fireman was ranked as “Consistently Recommended” in the area of commercial insurance litigation, and was “Repeatedly Recommended” in the area of products liability litigation. In 2007, Mr. Fireman was honoured by the National Post/Financial Post in their inaugural listing of the “Best Lawyers in Canada”, under the category of Personal Injury Lawyers.

    He is a speaker and lecturer much in demand by many professional organizations.

    Outside the office, Jack has been featured several times on TSN for his role as the founder and driving force behind the two-time world champion Toronto Gators, in the sport of fast pitch softball. The Gators remain the only Canadian team to have won the International Softball Congress’ World Championship in well over 60 years of competition.

  • EarlLevyEARL J. LEVY Q.C

    Education: Osgoode Hall Law School
    Year of Call: 1963
    Associations: The Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, The Advocates’ Society and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association

    Mr. Levy brings over 50 years of experience as a litigator and advocate to each of his client’s cases. Previously one of Canada’s most renowned criminal lawyers, Mr. Levy’s practice is now entirely focused on representing clients who have been seriously injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accidents, product liability injuries and medical malpractice. Earl’s unparalleled courtroom experience includes countless jury and non-jury trials.

    Mr. Levy graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1963, and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1977. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, The Advocates’ Society and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association. In 1987, Mr. Levy was invited to be a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and became the first practicing lawyer to be awarded the prestigious G. Arthur Martin Justice Medal in 1996. In 2011, Earl was awarded the Osgoode Hall alumni gold key for achievement.

    Over the years, Mr. Levy has taught trial advocacy, and has been a frequent lecturer, panelist and demonstrator across Canada at various law schools, police associations and legal conferences. He has also authored a number of articles relating to trial advocacy and a text, “The Examination of Witnesses in Criminal Cases (6th edition)”.

    Outside the courtroom, Earl enjoys reading, exercising, classical music, movies, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Toronto Raptors, and making his wife happy.

  • JamesFiremanJAMES K. FIREMAN

    Education: University of Western Ontario (HBA), Queen’s University (LL.B)
    Year of Call: 2005
    Associations: Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association

    Mr. Fireman’s practice is dedicated to serious personal injury cases. He has appeared as counsel on trials and motions before the Ontario Court of Appeal and Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

    After receiving a degree in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, Mr. Fireman earned his law degree from Queen’s University.

    He was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2005. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.

    Mr. Fireman has authored several papers on current legal issues, which have appeared in various legal publications, and he has been a guest speaker for conferences held by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

  • HarrySteinmetz_0HARRY F. STEINMETZ

    Education: Carleton University, University of Victoria
    Year of Call: 1990
    Associations: The Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association, the Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyer Association, Medico-Legal Society

    Harry F. Steinmetz graduated from Carleton University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, and the University of Victoria in 1988 with a Bachelor of Laws Degree.

    Mr. Steinmetz’s current litigation practice is restricted to the area of plaintiffs’ personal injury law. He has extensive courtroom experience, conducting both jury and nonjury trials in the province of Ontario in addition to attending mediation and arbitration hearings at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. He has also acted as counsel to other firms on a regular basis.
    Mr. Steinmetz has written a series of articles on topics related to insurance law and personal injury, and most recently published treatises on the subjects of punitive damages and the use of surveillance evidence during trial and the discovery phase of litigation. He has also participated as a guest instructor and lecturer at the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Osgoode Hall, and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

    As a father of three young children, Mr. Steinmetz enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and tennis, and cheering on the Toronto Raptors.

  • JasmineDayaJASMINE DAYA

    Education: Southern Methodist University, Queen’s University, Osgoode Hall
    Year of Call: 2006
    Associations: Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, The Advocates’ Society, Medico-Legal Society of Toronto

    Ms. Daya graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in December 2001 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Economics. During the summer of 2003, she completed an International and Comparative Law Program through Tulane University that was hosted by McGill University. In 2004, she completed the Canadian Securities Course.

    In 2005, Ms. Daya graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Laws. While at Queen’s, she was the recipient of the Reuben Wells Leonard prize in Business law and an active volunteer within the Queen’s Law community. After completion of the Bar Admissions Course and exams, she commenced her articles in 2005 under Jack Fireman and was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2006. She graduated from Osgoode Hall in 2009 with a Master of Laws. In 2013, Ms. Daya received a Certificate from Harvard Law School for successful completion of the Negotiation Course for lawyers and executives.

    Ms. Daya is the Summer and Articling Student Coordinator at Fireman Steinmetz. She also volunteers as Duty Counsel (civil litigation) at the Toronto courthouse for Pro Bono Law Ontario.

    She has published articles titled “The Initial Client Interview”, “The MVAC Fund – The Procedure for Successful Recovery” and “The Top 5 Accident Benefit Cases of 2012”. In addition to writing, Ms. Daya has been a speaker at the conference held by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, on Career Day at the Bishop Strachan School, and at various events held by the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University.

    Outside the office, Ms. Daya enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, experimenting in the kitchen and monitoring Toronto real estate trends.

  • Chris-CairnesCHRISTOPHER CAIRNS

    Education: University of Victoria, University of Toronto, University of Liverpool
    Year of Call: 2013
    Associations: Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association

    Mr. Cairns received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Victoria. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto after beginning his legal studies at the University of Liverpool’s satellite campus in the Cayman Islands. Mr. Cairns competed in the Vis Moot for International Trade in Vienna, competed and coached the Callaghan Moot, and was a finalist at the University of Toronto’s Client Counselling Competition. He was active in Law Help Ontario, volunteering at Small Claims Court, and took part in the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights. He also was a member of and wrote for the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto.

    Prior to joining Fireman Steinmetz Daya, Mr. Cairns articled at a different personal injury law firm.

  • Jason_JagpalJASON J. JAGPAL

    Education: Ryerson University, University of Toronto
    Year of Call: 2011
    Associations: Advocate’s Society, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association

    Mr. Jagpal received his Bachelor of Commerce degree with honours from Ryerson University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto. While in law school, he was a frequent contributor to University of Toronto’s Downtown Legal Clinic, providing legal services to underprivileged individuals. Prior to joining Fireman Steinmetz Daya, Mr. Jagpal worked at a mid-size boutique firm in the heart of downtown Toronto and took on matters as a sole practitioner.

    He was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2011, and is a member of the Advocate’s Society, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Bar Association.

    Outside of the office, Mr. Jagpal is an avid follower of the National Football League and the comedic stylings of Norm Macdonald and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

  • Charles_StitzCHARLES STITZ

    Education: University of Manitoba (B.A. Hons.), University of Detroit Mercy (J.D.), University of Windsor (LL.B.)
    Year of Call: 2010
    Associations: Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, The Advocates’ Society

    Mr. Stitz received his Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor degrees from the JD/LLB program at the Universities of Windsor and Detroit in 2009. While in law school, he was a member of the Moot Court Board of Advocates and was an editor on the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues. Prior to law school, he received a degree in Political Studies from the University of Manitoba and worked for two years on Parliament Hill.

    Mr. Stitz completed his articles with Fireman Steinmetz Daya and was called to the Bar in the Province of Ontario in 2010. He is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and The Advocates’ Society.

    Outside of the office, Mr. Stitz is an avid follower of baseball and politics, and enjoys spending time with his family.

  • JenniferHoffmanJENNIFER HOFFMAN

    Education: University of Western Ontario
    Year of Call: 2010
    Associations: The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association

    Ms. Hoffman received her law degree from the University of Western Ontario after completing a Masters of Science in neuroscience. In law school, she was involved with Community Legal Services where she had extensive litigation experience, including successfully representing a client at trial. Before joining Fireman Steinmetz, Ms. Hoffman worked at a prominent Toronto law firm.

    Ms. Hoffman was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2010. She is a member of The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Bar Association.

    Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, working out, and going to as many ethnic restaurants as she can manage.

  • SharonBauerSHARON BAUER

    Education: University of Windsor, University of Amsterdam
    Year of Call: 2008
    Associations: The Advocates’ Society, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association

    Before joining Fireman Steinmetz, Ms. Bauer worked at a prominent Toronto law firm. She dedicates her practice to plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death cases.

    Ms. Bauer was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2008. She obtained her law degree from the University of Windsor and participated in an international exchange program at the University of Amsterdam where she studied both International and European Union law. Before joining Fireman Steinmetz, she worked at a prominent Toronto law firm. Ms. Bauer dedicates her practice to plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death cases.

    She is a member of The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Bar Association.She is currently the vice-chair of the Women’s Caucus on OTLA. Outside of the office, Ms. Bauer enjoys travelling the world and relaxing with her family and friends. She has recently taken up photography.

  • JackFireman JACK J. FIREMAN Q.C (Certified Specialist)

    *Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation
    Education: University of Toronto (B.A.), Osgoode Hall (LL.B.), New York University (LL.M.)
    Year of Call: 1966
    Associations: Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, The Advocates’ Society, American Trial Lawyers Association

    Jack Fireman was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1966. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1961, with a Bachelor of Arts, Osgoode Hall in 1964 with a Bachelor of Laws, and New York University in 1968 with a Masters in Laws. Mr. Fireman was also appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1979 and is certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

    For over 30 years, Mr. Fireman represented the Insurance Industry as defense counsel, before switching to the Plaintiff side in May 2000. Mr. Fireman continues to be available to act as counsel for other firms.

    In the annual survey conducted by Lexpert, Jack has been honoured as “Most Frequently Recommended” in the category of personal injury lawyers in the Toronto area for each of the 14 years the survey has been published.

    Additionally, Mr. Fireman was ranked as “Consistently Recommended” in the area of commercial insurance litigation, and was “Repeatedly Recommended” in the area of products liability litigation. In 2007, Mr. Fireman was honoured by the National Post/Financial Post in their inaugural listing of the “Best Lawyers in Canada”, under the category of Personal Injury Lawyers.

    He is a speaker and lecturer much in demand by many professional organizations.

    Outside the office, Jack has been featured several times on TSN for his role as the founder and driving force behind the two-time world champion Toronto Gators, in the sport of fast pitch softball. The Gators remain the only Canadian team to have won the International Softball Congress’ World Championship in well over 60 years of competition.

  • EarlLevy EARL J. LEVY Q.C

    Education: Osgoode Hall Law School
    Year of Call: 1963
    Associations: The Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, The Advocates’ Society and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association

    Mr. Levy brings over 50 years of experience as a litigator and advocate to each of his client’s cases. Previously one of Canada’s most renowned criminal lawyers, Mr. Levy’s practice is now entirely focused on representing clients who have been seriously injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accidents, product liability injuries and medical malpractice. Earl’s unparalleled courtroom experience includes countless jury and non-jury trials.

    Mr. Levy graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School and was admitted to the bar in 1963, and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1977. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, The Advocates’ Society and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association. In 1987, Mr. Levy was invited to be a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and became the first practicing lawyer to be awarded the prestigious G. Arthur Martin Justice Medal in 1996. In 2011, Earl was awarded the Osgoode Hall alumni gold key for achievement.

    Over the years, Mr. Levy has taught trial advocacy, and has been a frequent lecturer, panelist and demonstrator across Canada at various law schools, police associations and legal conferences. He has also authored a number of articles relating to trial advocacy and a text, “The Examination of Witnesses in Criminal Cases (6th edition)”.

    Outside the courtroom, Earl enjoys reading, exercising, classical music, movies, the Toronto Blue Jays, the Toronto Raptors, and making his wife happy.

  • JamesFireman JAMES K. FIREMAN

    Education: University of Western Ontario (HBA), Queen’s University (LL.B)
    Year of Call: 2005
    Associations: Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Bar Association

    Mr. Fireman’s practice is dedicated to serious personal injury cases. He has appeared as counsel on trials and motions before the Ontario Court of Appeal and Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

    After receiving a degree in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, Mr. Fireman earned his law degree from Queen’s University.

    He was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2005. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Ontario Bar Association.

    Mr. Fireman has authored several papers on current legal issues, which have appeared in various legal publications, and he has been a guest speaker for conferences held by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

  • HarrySteinmetz_0 HARRY F. STEINMETZ

    Education: Carleton University, University of Victoria
    Year of Call: 1990
    Associations: The Advocates’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association, the Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyer Association, Medico-Legal Society

    Harry F. Steinmetz graduated from Carleton University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics, and the University of Victoria in 1988 with a Bachelor of Laws Degree.

    Mr. Steinmetz’s current litigation practice is restricted to the area of plaintiffs’ personal injury law. He has extensive courtroom experience, conducting both jury and nonjury trials in the province of Ontario in addition to attending mediation and arbitration hearings at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. He has also acted as counsel to other firms on a regular basis.
    Mr. Steinmetz has written a series of articles on topics related to insurance law and personal injury, and most recently published treatises on the subjects of punitive damages and the use of surveillance evidence during trial and the discovery phase of litigation. He has also participated as a guest instructor and lecturer at the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at Osgoode Hall, and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

    As a father of three young children, Mr. Steinmetz enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf and tennis, and cheering on the Toronto Raptors.

  • JasmineDaya JASMINE DAYA

    Education: Southern Methodist University, Queen’s University, Osgoode Hall
    Year of Call: 2006
    Associations: Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, The Advocates’ Society, Medico-Legal Society of Toronto

    Ms. Daya graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in December 2001 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Economics. During the summer of 2003, she completed an International and Comparative Law Program through Tulane University that was hosted by McGill University. In 2004, she completed the Canadian Securities Course.

    In 2005, Ms. Daya graduated from Queen’s University with a Bachelor of Laws. While at Queen’s, she was the recipient of the Reuben Wells Leonard prize in Business law and an active volunteer within the Queen’s Law community. After completion of the Bar Admissions Course and exams, she commenced her articles in 2005 under Jack Fireman and was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2006. She graduated from Osgoode Hall in 2009 with a Master of Laws. In 2013, Ms. Daya received a Certificate from Harvard Law School for successful completion of the Negotiation Course for lawyers and executives.

    Ms. Daya is the Summer and Articling Student Coordinator at Fireman Steinmetz. She also volunteers as Duty Counsel (civil litigation) at the Toronto courthouse for Pro Bono Law Ontario.

    She has published articles titled “The Initial Client Interview”, “The MVAC Fund – The Procedure for Successful Recovery” and “The Top 5 Accident Benefit Cases of 2012”. In addition to writing, Ms. Daya has been a speaker at the conference held by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, on Career Day at the Bishop Strachan School, and at various events held by the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University.

    Outside the office, Ms. Daya enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, experimenting in the kitchen and monitoring Toronto real estate trends.

  • Chris-Cairnes CHRISTOPHER CAIRNS

    Education: University of Victoria, University of Toronto, University of Liverpool
    Year of Call: 2013
    Associations: Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association

    Mr. Cairns received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Victoria. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto after beginning his legal studies at the University of Liverpool’s satellite campus in the Cayman Islands. Mr. Cairns competed in the Vis Moot for International Trade in Vienna, competed and coached the Callaghan Moot, and was a finalist at the University of Toronto’s Client Counselling Competition. He was active in Law Help Ontario, volunteering at Small Claims Court, and took part in the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights. He also was a member of and wrote for the International Human Rights Program at the University of Toronto.

    Prior to joining Fireman Steinmetz Daya, Mr. Cairns articled at a different personal injury law firm.

  • Jason_Jagpal JASON J. JAGPAL

    Education: Ryerson University, University of Toronto
    Year of Call: 2011
    Associations: Advocate’s Society, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association

    Mr. Jagpal received his Bachelor of Commerce degree with honours from Ryerson University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto. While in law school, he was a frequent contributor to University of Toronto’s Downtown Legal Clinic, providing legal services to underprivileged individuals. Prior to joining Fireman Steinmetz Daya, Mr. Jagpal worked at a mid-size boutique firm in the heart of downtown Toronto and took on matters as a sole practitioner.

    He was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2011, and is a member of the Advocate’s Society, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Bar Association.

    Outside of the office, Mr. Jagpal is an avid follower of the National Football League and the comedic stylings of Norm Macdonald and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

  • Charles_Stitz CHARLES STITZ

    Education: University of Manitoba (B.A. Hons.), University of Detroit Mercy (J.D.), University of Windsor (LL.B.)
    Year of Call: 2010
    Associations: Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, The Advocates’ Society

    Mr. Stitz received his Bachelor of Laws and Juris Doctor degrees from the JD/LLB program at the Universities of Windsor and Detroit in 2009. While in law school, he was a member of the Moot Court Board of Advocates and was an editor on the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues. Prior to law school, he received a degree in Political Studies from the University of Manitoba and worked for two years on Parliament Hill.

    Mr. Stitz completed his articles with Fireman Steinmetz Daya and was called to the Bar in the Province of Ontario in 2010. He is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and The Advocates’ Society.

    Outside of the office, Mr. Stitz is an avid follower of baseball and politics, and enjoys spending time with his family.

  • JenniferHoffman JENNIFER HOFFMAN

    Education: University of Western Ontario
    Year of Call: 2010
    Associations: The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association

    Ms. Hoffman received her law degree from the University of Western Ontario after completing a Masters of Science in neuroscience. In law school, she was involved with Community Legal Services where she had extensive litigation experience, including successfully representing a client at trial. Before joining Fireman Steinmetz, Ms. Hoffman worked at a prominent Toronto law firm.

    Ms. Hoffman was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2010. She is a member of The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Bar Association.

    Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, working out, and going to as many ethnic restaurants as she can manage.

  • SharonBauer SHARON BAUER

    Education: University of Windsor, University of Amsterdam
    Year of Call: 2008
    Associations: The Advocates’ Society, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association

    Before joining Fireman Steinmetz, Ms. Bauer worked at a prominent Toronto law firm. She dedicates her practice to plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death cases.

    Ms. Bauer was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2008. She obtained her law degree from the University of Windsor and participated in an international exchange program at the University of Amsterdam where she studied both International and European Union law. Before joining Fireman Steinmetz, she worked at a prominent Toronto law firm. Ms. Bauer dedicates her practice to plaintiffs’ personal injury and wrongful death cases.

    She is a member of The Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Bar Association.She is currently the vice-chair of the Women’s Caucus on OTLA. Outside of the office, Ms. Bauer enjoys travelling the world and relaxing with her family and friends. She has recently taken up photography.


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