Jack Fitch brings over 40 years of litigation experience to Rogers Partners LLP. Certified as a specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Ontario since 1993, Jack has been frequently recognized by Lexpert as a leader in commercial insurance and personal injury litigation, and has also been ranked as a distinguished lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.
Jack has been named one of the top 100 litigation lawyers in Canada by the Globe and Mail. In 2017, Jack was recognized by the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association for his contribution to the defence of personal injury cases.
Jack has extensive experience representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants in serious personal injury law suits, including many sexual abuse claims. He has represented clients in matters before all of the civil courts in Ontario and the Superior Court Trial Division in the Province of Nova Scotia, has conducted many trials both before Judges alone and before Juries and has frequently appeared in the Ontario Court of Appeal. Jack has also successfully defended several applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Many of Jack’s cases have been widely report both in the law journals and on occasion in the public press. Jack has acted in estate and commercial cases as well as personal injury and a wide variety of insurance cases.
He has also appeared before many administrative boards and tribunals including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Finacial Services Commission of Ontario, the License Appeals Tribunal of Ontario, the Law Society of Ontario Discipline Committee, the Real Estate Commission of Ontario Discipline Committee, the Discipline Committee of the Toronto Real Estate Board, the Liquor Licence Board, and the Toronto Historical Board.
A frequent speaker at continuing education programs for other lawyers, Jack has played a key role in organizing the following conferences: Institutional Liability for Sexual Assault Legal Foundation of Liability, Institutional Liability for Sexual Assault Mediation and Conciliation, Law Society of Upper Canada First Party Benefits, Medico-Legal Society of Toronto Medical Legal Report Writing and Law Society of Upper Canada Small Claims Court Costs Awards.
Jack is a Past Most Loyal Grand Gander of Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, International, an insurance fraternal and charitable organization, and is currently President of Niagara South Condominium Corporation #28.
B.A. with Distinction, Carleton University
LL.B., Osgoode Hall, York University