Sarah Kirshin-Neilans

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    office London, ON

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Education & Year of Call

  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar (2008)
  • Bachelor of Laws – Robson Hall Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba (2007)
  • Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Philosophy – University of Western Ontario (2004)

Biography

“I have always been a strong proponent of access to justice and I love being able to provide that to those who have suffered financially, due to injury or disability, through my own practice. I consider it essential to inform clients of their rights to compensation under our complex insurance system, relieve them of many of the stresses involved in the process, and to obtain excellent results for them in a timely and cost-effective manner.”

Sarah is a member of the Personal Injury Practice Group. She was born and raised in London, Ontario and has been a proud member of the London bar for her entire career, serving clients throughout Southwestern Ontario.

Sarah has practiced for 13 years at a well-respected boutique litigation firm in London before joining McKenzie Lake in June 2021. Sarah has an excellent knowledge of all aspects of motor vehicle accident, occupier’s liability and medical malpractice litigation. She is particularly proud of her efforts in assisting elderly clients who have suffered serious injuries from slip and falls, and families who have lost their loved ones as a result of the negligence of others. Sarah has also represented numerous individuals in claims against their insurers for denied short-term/long-term disability benefits and in claims against their employers for wrongful or constructive dismissal, and often in claims where these two issues intersect. Over the years, she has been successful in obtaining millions of dollars in compensation for her clients.

While Sarah’s practice has always focused on helping those disabled by injury or illness, she also acted for some of Canada’s top insurance companies for the first 9 years of her career. Her insurance defence experience gives her an advantage over other personal injury lawyers: she understands the complexities of insurance, as well as the motivations of insurers, which helps her to make strategic and tactical decisions when representing people in claims against insurance companies.

Sarah has been a member of several charitable boards and continues to support those causes that are near and dear to her heart, especially SARI Therapeutic Riding. She herself has been a horse person since childhood and had been an avid show jumping competitor for more than 20 years. More recently, Sarah and her husband have dedicated most of their spare time to supporting the extracurricular pursuits of their 2 young children.

Effective July 1, 2021 – My maximum contingency fee rate for most personal injury cases is 30% except for medical/dental/professional malpractice cases which would have a maximum rate of 40%.

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Biography

“I have always been a strong proponent of access to justice and I love being able to provide that to those who have suffered financially, due to injury or disability, through my own practice. I consider it essential to inform clients of their rights to compensation under our complex insurance system, relieve them of many of the stresses involved in the process, and to obtain excellent results for them in a timely and cost-effective manner.”

Sarah is a member of the Personal Injury Practice Group. She was born and raised in London, Ontario and has been a proud member of the London bar for her entire career, serving clients throughout Southwestern Ontario.

Sarah has practiced for 13 years at a well-respected boutique litigation firm in London before joining McKenzie Lake in June 2021. Sarah has an excellent knowledge of all aspects of motor vehicle accident, occupier’s liability and medical malpractice litigation. She is particularly proud of her efforts in assisting elderly clients who have suffered serious injuries from slip and falls, and families who have lost their loved ones as a result of the negligence of others. Sarah has also represented numerous individuals in claims against their insurers for denied short-term/long-term disability benefits and in claims against their employers for wrongful or constructive dismissal, and often in claims where these two issues intersect. Over the years, she has been successful in obtaining millions of dollars in compensation for her clients.

While Sarah’s practice has always focused on helping those disabled by injury or illness, she also acted for some of Canada’s top insurance companies for the first 9 years of her career. Her insurance defence experience gives her an advantage over other personal injury lawyers: she understands the complexities of insurance, as well as the motivations of insurers, which helps her to make strategic and tactical decisions when representing people in claims against insurance companies.

Sarah has been a member of several charitable boards and continues to support those causes that are near and dear to her heart, especially SARI Therapeutic Riding. She herself has been a horse person since childhood and had been an avid show jumping competitor for more than 20 years. More recently, Sarah and her husband have dedicated most of their spare time to supporting the extracurricular pursuits of their 2 young children.

Effective July 1, 2021 – My maximum contingency fee rate for most personal injury cases is 30% except for medical/dental/professional malpractice cases which would have a maximum rate of 40%.

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Community Involvement

  • Past President (2016-2018) and past Board Member, SARI Therapeutic Riding
  • Volunteer Recreational League coach for Southwest Optimist Soccer Club (2018-2019)
  • Past Governors Board Member, Montessori Academy of London
  • Past Board Member, Middlesex Condominium Corporation No. 134

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Professional Associations

  • Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association
  • Ontario Bar Association (2012/2013 Southwest Young Lawyers Division Chair)