Adam Wagman

Partner

My goal is to help people who truly need help. Being a personal injury lawyer is the best way that I can think of to accomplish this goal. I have the rare pleasure of leaving my clients at the end of a case in a much better position than when they first met with me. It is an extremely rewarding profession.

Adam is honoured to have been named the Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Toronto for 2022. After serving many years on the Board of Directors, he was elected to be President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) for 2016-2017.  Canadian Lawyer Magazine named Adam one of the 25 most influential lawyers in Canada in 2017.

Adam’s practice is devoted to personal injury litigation, accident benefits claims and other disability and insurance litigation. He fights tirelessly, with compassion, for the rights of accident victims and strives to ensure that they receive appropriate compensation for all of their losses. He focuses on serious, catastrophic injury claims, no matter how they happen.  Adam has extensive experience in brain injury claims and spinal cord injury claims.  As an avid cyclist and runner, he has a special interest in helping people injured in pedestrian, bicycle and motorcycle accidents.

The former managing partner at HSH, Adam is recognized as a leader in the legal community. He has been endorsed by his peers as a leading personal injury lawyer in the respected Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada directories, and the Law Society of Ontario has recognized him as a Specialist in Civil Litigation.  He is often asked to chair conferences and lecture to legal organizations regarding various personal injury issues, including his trial experience.  Adam has conducted many successful jury and judge alone trials, arbitrations, and appeals to the Court of Appeal of Ontario.

In addition to OTLA, Adam is a member of and has held leadership roles in a number of legal and brain injury associations and organizations.  He is the proud recipient of the Ontario Brain Injury Association Professional Award.  Adam is also passionate about his involvement in pro bono and community associations.  He is a member of the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer Hall of Fame and played guitar for the award-winning rock band, “SoSumi,” performing to raise money and awareness for various charitable organizations.


Adam Wagman's Team

Name

Title

Phone

Email

Daniel Fisher
Associate
Elizabeth De Los Rios Hernandez
Assistant to Padma Sahadeo
Ewa Michon
Assistant to Daniel Fisher & Victoria Yang
Keshia Agarrat-Ali
Assistant to Tania Harris
Natasha Brady
Legal Assistant
Thushyanthy Thevarajah
Assistant to Adam K. Wagman, D. Joel Dick
Victoria Yang
Associate

Professional Success

Representative Cases

Dipietro v. Allstate, FSCO A97–001522 (1998)
MacAulay v. General Accident, A96–001971 (1998)
Zeppieri v. Liberty Mutual, FSCO A96–000313 (1998)
Cole v. Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, FSCO A99–000366 (2000)
Mangat v. Non-Marine Underwriters, FSCO A99–000182 (2000)
Harroun (Litigation Guardian of) v. Turriff, 50 O.R. (3d) 634 (Court of Appeal 2000)
Adabi Ghomi v. Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, FSCO P00-00024 (2001)
Jean Marc Serret v. Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund, FSCO A07-001067 (2007)
Gostick v. Squance, 2007 ONCA 674 (Court of Appeal 2007)
Merg Kong v. Personal Insurance Company of Canada, FSCO P06-00007 (2008)

Settlements and Verdicts

Past results are not predictive of future results and each situation is unique and requires individual and independent legal advice.
$557,000*
Kitchen manager suffered mild head injury in car accident
$600,000*
Retired senior couple suffered mild brain injury and physical impairments
$2 Million*
Fast food owner/chef suffered brain injury after being struck by car
$3.0 Million*
Pedestrian sustained brain injury after being stuck by an A-Frame sign on a windy day
$3.2 Million*
Construction worker sustained brain injury and fractures, following motorcycle accident
$3.45 Million*
Sales agent suffered severe chronic pain, following multiple sternal fractures, in two motor vehicle accidents

Lawyer Referrals

I’ve been sending Adam Wagman referrals for well over a decade...
Howard Manis
When Adam Wagman and I first met to discuss referring clients to one another, I was instantly impressed with his professionalism...
Lisa Gelman

Client Testimonials

I would like to send my sincere thank you and appreciation to Adam and his team...
V.B.
Without Howie, Sacks and Henry (HSH), specifically Adam Wagman & Melissa Miller, we would never have had the outcome we did...
Kelli B.
From the beginning Adam was attentive, patient and incredibly knowledgeable...
G.G.
I would like to express my sincere thank you to Adam, Joel and his team for helping me with the injury claim...
J. Lee
It was a difficult time for us and we felt they navigated all of the complexities and kept us well informed...
Linda H.
As my court case has ended with the generous and courteous ability of Adam Wagman and his elite team of lawyers...
Elaine D.
While going through one of the worst times in my life, Adam Wagman and his team at HSH were always there for me...
A.S.
After waking up our of a drug induced coma it was comforting to know that Adam and his team (especially Donna) were already working on my behalf...
Philip K.
I would like to express my appreciation and gratitude for taking my case and seeing it through with utmost professionalism and positive outcome for myself...
George H.
Adam Wagman and his team fought hard to make sure I received everything I was entitled and a great settlement...
Baljeet B.

Client Reunion Videos

One of the top motorcycle instructors in Ontario, Bob’s catastrophic motorcycle accident left him a quadriplegic. Adam Wagman battled Bob’s insurance company to get him what he needs to still enjoy the great outdoors. Watch their touching reunion.


Thought Leadership

Personal, Industry and Community Activity

Education

Admitted to the Ontario Bar, 1996

LLB, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, 1994

BA, Mathematics, University of Western Ontario, 1990

Professional Associations and Memberships

Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA), Member

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association: Immediate Past President, 2017 – Present

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association: President, 2016 -2017

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association: President-Elect, 2015 – 2016

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association: Board Member, 2008 – Present

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association: Member, 1996 – Present

Canadian Bar Association, 1996 – Present

The Advocates Society, 1996 – Present

Toronto Lawyers Association, 1996 – Present

Ontario Bar Association, 1996 – Present

Medical-Legal Society of Toronto, 1996 – Present

Honours and Awards

Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year Award 2022

Honoured as Changemaker in 2017 Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s Survey of Top 25 Most Influential

Certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation, by The Law Society of Upper Canada

Ontario Brain Injury Association, Professional Award, 2008

Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory – Consistently Recommended in Personal Injury Law

Best Lawyers in Canada, Personal Injury Law Category

Community Involvement

Elected President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), 2016/17

Board of Directors, Peel Halton Acquired Brain Injury Services (PHABIS), 1996 – 2007

Board of Directors, Founding Member, Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST), 2003 – 2008

Past President, Ontario Association of Community Based Boards for Acquired Brain Injury Services

Member, Toronto Region Case Management Steering Committee (Communications and Education Sub-Committee)

Member, FSCO Automobile Insurance Stakeholder Advisory Committee

Member, FSCO Automobile Legal Advisory Committee

Member, ADR Chambers Counsel Forum

Advisory Committee Member, Practical Law Canada

Bench and Bar Committee, Toronto Region – Ontario Superior Court

Among the best in Canada

Since 2011, our peers have consistently voted for us as one of Canada’s top personal injury firms in Canadian Lawyer magazine’s annual rankings of the top personal injury boutiques in Canada.

Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP – Personal Injury Law – Canadian Lawyer Magazine 2022

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