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Behind every case, and every client, there’s an important story to be told. We’re here to help you tell yours.
We treat our clients like individuals, not as case numbers. Our approach to each case is as unique as the client we’re represensting; we listen to your concerns, and tailor to your specific needs.
We know the litigation process can be intimidating, but the right lawyer can help you move through each step – and move through it swiftly. The litigation process does not have to take five, seven, ten years. With proper care things can move quickly and efficiently.
Philip is a proud graduate of Western University and Osgoode Hall Law School. He formerly practiced civil litigation at a large downtown Toronto law firm, primarily representing large national and international insurers.
Today, Philip uses the knowledge and expertise he gained from years of defending insurance companies to assist victims of personal injury in achieving the best possible results for their case. Philip’s personal injury practice focuses on motor vehicle/snowmobile accidents, slip and falls, long-term disability claims, product liability and sport/recreational litigation.
Philip regularly appears before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and has successfully argued before the Licence Appeal Tribunal and Ontario Court of Appeal. Philip is also a member of The Advocates’ Society, The Toronto Lawyers Association and the Ontario Bar Association.
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Since Ziv’s graduation from Osgoode Hall Law School, he has devoted his practice to holding insurance companies accountable to his clients. He represents individuals in all areas of personal injury, including motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, disability, product liability and medical malpractice claims.
In the courtroom, Ziv is a fearless advocate, dedicated to achieving the best results for his clients. He has extensive trial experience, including his notorious decision of Valentine v Rodrigues, where he had a significant victory against an insurer that refused to provide any compensation for his injured client.
Ziv is an active member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and the Canadian Bar Association. He is fluent in both Hebrew and Russian.
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Lianne is a graduate of McMaster University (B.A. in Political Science) and Osgoode Hall Law School (J.D.).
Prior to joining Pollack Tsimerman LLP, Lianne worked at a prominent law firm in the insurance defence and personal injury groups, representing insurers and accident victims with respect to both tort actions and accident benefits claims. Lianne has appeared in the Small Claims Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal. She has extensive experience with interlocutory matters, including motions for summary judgment and examinations for discovery, and has been involved in accident benefits arbitrations, as well as private arbitrations. She has participated in a number of jury trials at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
Lianne’s practice is now devoted to representing accident victims and ensuring her clients get the compensation they need and deserve.
Michelle graduated from Western University and Queen’s University Faculty of law.
Michelle joins Pollack Tsimerman LLP after years of working in-house for one of Canada’s largest insurers. While there, she gained extensive litigation experience and valuable insight and an understanding of how the insurance industry operates.
Michelle has conducted various jury trials and argued complex motions before the Ontario Superior Court and Divisional Court.
Michelle’s practice is committed to Plaintiff’s personal injury litigation including motor vehicle/snowmobile accidents, slip/trip and falls, disability and product liability claims.
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Emma is a graduate of The University of Toronto (B.A. in Equity and Diversity Studies) and Osgoode Hall Law School (J.D.). Emma completed her articles with Pollack Tsimerman LLP, and now works with the PT team as a lawyer. While articling Emma advocated for the needs of clients by attending examinations for discovery, mediations, and arguing motions before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
Emma’s interest in personal injury law stems from her involvement in disability rights organizations throughout her time at Osgoode. During law school, Emma volunteered with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA) Alliance and worked with ARCH Disability Law Centre advocating for the needs of people with disabilities. Emma is committed to the needs of diverse clients and takes pride in working with such a compassionate and dedicated team at Pollack Tsimerman LLP.
Julie is a senior law clerk who has been working in the legal field for 16 years. She has worked in some of the best insurance defence firms in downtown Toronto. Since becoming a member of our team, she has used the extensive experience she gained working for insurance companies to assist our clients achieve the best outcome possible.
Julie focuses on fighting for our client’s right to obtain all the benefits they are entitled to and assists in all areas of your case. Julie enjoys gardening, kayaking, travelling as well as spending time exploring all the dog parks across Toronto with her two dogs.
Laura Barbosa is a Senior Law Clerk at Pollack Tsimerman. She attended York University where she completed a Bachelor of Commerce. After some time working in the field, she developed a passion for law, which led her to obtain her Paralegal Diploma from Seneca College, where she graduated with a 4.0 GPA and High Honours. Working in Personal Injury and representing injured victims means so much to Laura, because she knows that we are helping those that need it the most and her skills and abilities are being used to bring a positive change in people’s lives.
Laura believes, it is especially meaningful to be able to do so with such an incredible firm. For Laura, being part of the Pollack Tsimerman family means that she is part of a group of intelligent and dedicated individuals who will work hard to ensure every single client gets the best results. She truly takes pride in the work we do. Laura is fluent in Spanish, doesn’t drink coffee, and loves volleyball.
Ayla Koritar is an administrative assistant at Pollack Tsimerman LLP. Ayla is a recent graduate of Ryerson University having completed a degree in Business and Law. Ayla enjoys working in the field of personal injury because it allows her to act for people that need their voice to be heard.
In Ayla’s opinion, Pollack Tsimerman has allowed her to do exactly this by creating a positive environment where the client always comes first. In Ayla’s spare time, she enjoys going on hikes, taking photos, and listening to music.
Sara enjoys working as a clerk at Pollack Tsimerman because she has the opportunity to help individuals who have suffered serious injuries by providing them the best legal experience possible, while helping them achieve a more positive outlook.
During her spare time, she enjoys playing tennis and swimming. She also loves traveling and learning about the history of different cultures.
Zhen Zhen (Jennifer) Yang
ZhenZhen (Jennifer) Yang is a Law Clerk at the firm, working closely with PT Partner Philip Pollack on personal injury cases. Fluent in both Chinese (Mandarin) and English, she is also a Notary Public.
Having graduated from Humber College in a Paralegal specialization, she is a member of the Law Society of Ontario in good standing. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys hiking and traveling.
Ziv, has been amazing through this entire process! He is professional, and always available! He takes the time and goes above and beyond for his clients! I cannot thank him enough for putting me first and truly caring about the situation and making sure I was properly compensated. His dedication and hard work on my case makes me forever grateful. Thank you so much ZIV!!!!!
Without a doubt, Ziv is one of the best lawyers in the industry. He is very knowledgeable and professional with an amazing personality. From the first meeting until the end of my case he worked hard to earn my complete trust and respect. I am very grateful for the services provided by the entire team and I couldn’t be happier with the results.
Great people, you will not feel that you are alone. All through out they are there. Nice knowing you guys specially Philip very professional. On another level, Philip is very assertive, diligent and a strong negotiator in his approach with the insurance companies! He was caring with me but tough with them. Ultimately, I was very satisfied with his services, his professionalism and most of all our successful outcome! Highly recommended! Thanks for going the extra mile Philip! Best wishes always, MD
I’m really glad I went with this legal firm. Phillip was fantastic in so many ways! He was attentive and explained the process/fee’s very clearly. Throughout this whole process – Philip was always honest, transparent and responsive, regularly providing updates on the case as his communications with the other parties.