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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

  • The University of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Laws, 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 

    Presenter at various conferences

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.

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