Injury Lawyers Since 1984

Tim Boland

Over 30 years experience winning personal injury trials, Tim knows first hand the broader impact that a favourable outcome at trial can have in protecting the public, and in some cases even changing the law for the better…


Tim Boland is a trial lawyer for the seriously injured. He has extensive trial experience and numerous precedent-setting verdicts on behalf of individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord trauma, serious orthopedic injuries, psychological injuries and those who have lost loved ones.

Tim is most proud of his cases that have changed the law for the better. Tim has co-chaired, presented, and demonstrated at many conferences dedicated to personal injury law and trial advocacy and has lectured at many continuing legal education seminars.

He has published extensively in the areas of personal injury law and trial advocacy, including as co-author of the chapter on municipal liability in the Oatley McLeish Guide to Personal Injury Practice in Motor Vehicle Cases. Tim is a former Director of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), where he has chaired many important committees, including Access to Justice. He is involved in a number of community activities, including the Lids on Kids program sponsored by his firm to provide bicycle helmets for children from disadvantaged backgrounds in York Region.

Awards
Certifications
Recognitions

  • 2008:
    H. Bruce T. Hillyer Award, which is “awarded to an individual who exemplifies the spirit of OTLA in fearlessly advancing the cause of individual rights by the effective use of trial advocacy.”
  • 2014:
    Honoured at OTLA’s Annual President’s Dinner by celebrating his achievements and recognizing him as a leader of the personal injury bar
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    OTLA annually presents the Tim Boland Award for Best Overall Advocate at the OTLA Cup
  • 2015 – 2018:
    Canadian Lawyer Magazine recognized Tim’s firm, BolandHowe LLP, as one of the Top 10 Personal Injury Boutiques in Canada
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    Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation
  • ...
    Chosen by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in Canada
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    Chosen by peers for inclusion in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
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    Consistently recommended as one of the leading lawyers in the area of personal injury law by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Trial Report Card

Year
Name
Type
Court
Year
2020‡
Name
Youssef v. Redi-Mix Limited
Successful defence of appeal of summary judgment boomerang order finding liability against corporate landowner for tenant’s escaped farm animal causing collision with motorcyclist.
Type
Appeal
Court
  • SCC
    220CarswellOnt9246
  • Ont. CA
    2020 ONCA 83
Year
2017
Name
Nairn v. Merlino
Tim was a union glazier who was T-boned at an intersection. He suffered soft-tissue injuries to his neck that prevented him from returning to his job, hanging large glass panels on skyscrapers.
Type
Trial
Court
  • ON SC
    (8 June 2017) Newmarket, CV-14-118923-00 (ON SC)
Year
2016‡
Name
Elder v. Rizzardo Bros. Holdings et al.
Orthopaedic injuries sustained in a slip and fall on an icy cement island in a private parking lot. Owner found 50% at fault, Contractor 40% at fault, Plaintiff found 10% at fault. Verdict exceeded offer.
Type
Trial
Court
  • Sup. Ct.
    2016 ONSC 7235
    2016 ONSC 7072
    2016 ONSC 7241
    2016 ONSC 7098
Year
2016
Name
Derry v. C.F. Realty Holdings
Gloria was an employee of The Bay at the Georgian Mall in Barrie. After her shift, she exited the mall and slipped on ice that had formed on the sidewalk. The defendants argued that Gloria’s boots were the cause of her fall, as was her inattention. We hired an expert tribometrist to measure the level of friction created between Gloria’s rubber-soled boots to show they were of no consequence. We focused on a leak coming from the mall’s roof, which it knew about, and was the cause of the ice.
Type
Trial
Court
  • ON SC
    (2 June 2016), Newmarket, Court File No. CV-09-093546-00
Year
2014‡
Name
Wigmore v. Myler
Soft tissue injuries turning to chronic pain injury. Liability contested. Driver of approaching vehicle found 100% at fault. Verdict did not exceed offer.
Type
Trial
Court
  • Sup. Ct
    2014 ONSC 6744
  • Cases with sole carriage or as lead counsel
  • Cases where co-counsel
** This is a sampling Tim’s Trial Decision over the past 20 years.
Publications & Speaking Appearance

Year
Name
Year
2016
Name
T. Boland & D. Romaine, “Super Size Me – A New Approach to Presenting Future Care Costs at Trial”
(2016 OTLA Spring Conference).
Year
2015
Name
T. Boland & D. Romaine, “The Pre-Trial”
(2015 OTLA New Lawyers Division).
Year
2014
Name
T. Boland & D. Romaine, “The 2013 Minimum Maintenance Standards”
(April 2014) The Litigator.
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