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Joni Dobson


Joni’s practice is restricted to serious personal injury disputes, with a particular focus on medical malpractice and motor vehicle collisions. She has represented injured people both at trial and on appeal. Joni believes that an injured person should have a strong advocate who will go the full distance when required to obtain fair results.


Called to the Ontario Bar, 2001
Bachelor of Laws, The University of Western Ontario, 1999


Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
Middlesex Law Association


Lauden v. Roberts and Bedard v. Amin; Implications for Mary Carter and Pierringer Agreements, The Fifth Annual Straight from the Bench Litigation Conference, Middlesex Law Association, April 22, 2010 (also presented at OTLA Spring Conference, May 2010)

Assessing Claims in Colon or Rectal Cancer Cases: Could it, Should it, Would it be Prevented, The Litigator, June 2009

Dazed and Confused: Use and admissibility of medical records at trial, OTLA Medical Malpractice Round Table, January 2008

Developing Your Bad Faith Claim in Accident Benefits Litigation, OTLA Fall Conference, October 2007

Update of Medical Negligence Law: New and Not so New Developments over the Past Six Months, OTLA Guide to Medical Negligence Practice VI, Spring 2007

Regular contributor to The Monarch, the publication of the Brain Injury Association of London and Region, and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Medical Malpractice Section newsletter.


Leadership in the Legal Community 

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association

Chair of the Medical Malpractice Section, 2014 - Present 

Community Involvement

Joni has been an active volunteer with the Brain Injury Association of London and Region Editorial Committee, The University of Western Ontario moot court and mock trial competitions, London Lawyers Feed the Hungry, London Block Parent Program, and the Neighbourhood Watch Program. Contact Joni at j.dobson@legate.ca