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Partner - Estate Litigation, Personal Injury

Contact Dagmara
Phone: 519.660.7892
Fax: 519.660.7893

Strong Advocacy. Compassion. Results. Dagmara is dedicated to achieving the best results for her clients.

Education

Western University

Called to the Bar in 2009

About

Dagmara leads a broad civil litigation practice with a particular focus on estate litigation and personal injury. She has a reputation for being an effective and resourceful litigator. As a senior associate, she has appeared in all levels of the court in Ontario. She offers legal services in Polish and English.

In the estate litigation field, she has successfully represented clients in disputes concerning the validity and interpretation of wills, claims concerning the administration of estates, claims against trustees and fiduciaries (acting under a Power of Attorney), claims for support of dependents, estate accounting and Guardianship applications.

As a personal injury lawyer, Dagmara assists injured individuals and their families in all aspects of their injury claim. She brings expertise and compassion to each claim.

Since her call to the bar in 2009, Dagmara has also developed a reputation within the Polish community for being a Polish lawyer (Polski adwokat i prawnik) committed to protecting her clients' rights and interests. She offers a wide variety of legal services both in Polish and in English.

Dagmara is a graduate of Western University's Faculty of Law. Her undergraduate studies were in Kinesiology.  As a native Londoner, Dagmara has strong ties to the London community and is active in a number of local organization and community groups.

An extensive article that outlines our team in more detail is currently running in local business magazines. Click to view.

Client Testimonials

Your patience and empathy were very much appreciated

Howard and I thank you for providing your excellent legal expertise and advice to address a very difficult and stressful situation. You helped us by first listening, and then asking questions that helped us convey what was so troubling. Most importantly, in addition to legal direction, your patience and empathy were very much appreciated. As you and your team worked tenaciously on our case we were able to leave each meeting with a plan of action that assured us and lessened our anxiety. On a personal level, you and your team embody all the traits one looks for in a reliable lawyer. To the best of my knowledge, Dagmara is an excellent asset to the SISKINDS LAW  Firm. I am pleased to state that with your guidance Howard and I have taken the necessary steps to remedy the situation. Howard is now safely at home and we are protected financially. -L.B.

A True Professional

Ms. Dagmara Wozniak effectively managed my insurance case after my car accident. She was very approachable, took time to understand the facts, and was committed to helping me. With English being my second language, Dagmara took time to explain details I did not understand. She was able to translate and speak to me in Polish. She is a true professional who is compassionate, energetic, punctual, resourceful and fights for her clients. I highly recommend Dagmara. -J.R.

Caring Attitude, Knowledge and Professionalism

I wanted to take a moment to let Siskinds know how pleased I have been with the professionalism of Dagmara Wozniak. For the past four years she has spear-headed our case against a nursing home for neglectful treatment of our mother.  My family has appreciated her high degree of expertise as she guided us through the process, acquired experts to support our case, attended two pre-trials with us and negotiated with the lawyer for the nursing home. Her Legal Assistants were also consummate professionals as they dealt with me. Suing a large organization like a nursing home was extremely stressful for me as I was also dealing with my mother's passing and as executor of her estate, had other obligations to carry out. Dagmara's caring attitude, knowledge and professionalism in navigating our case reassured me that we were in excellent hands. -D.Q.

Professional and effective

For over four months after my father died, my sister/co-executor disputed many things about the settlement of my father's will.  Many of her arguments were not even relevant to my father's will, which was very straightforward.  She took a totally unreasonable position and would not agree to the statement of attorney accounts which I had prepared as a power of attorney.  Therefore, I retained Dagmara to help resolve this matter.  She was very professional and effective.  She advised that my position was fair and reasonable and she vigourously defended my position against my sister's lawyer.  She kept me apprised of all actions and communications throughout the process.  In the end, Dagmara negotiated a deal that upheld my position without the cost of taking the matter to court. - Stephen J

Seamless, as if we were there in London

My wife and I have been thrown into a very complicated and difficult situation with her brother. It involves their father's care in his final years and the subsequent winding up of his affairs. This can all too often be a recipe for disaster, and indeed it was. The whole situation was extremely distressing to my wife. To complicate things further, we live in the United Kingdom. Dagmara and her specialist colleagues have very effectively explained our options, executed the decisions we made and kept us informed about progress. Every twist in the procedure, and there were many, they laid out our options. We would make new decisions and they acted on them as seamlessly as if we were there in London. It helps us rest easier here in England knowing that the team is keeping the case moving forward and that they have our back. I would recommend the Siskinds team to anyone no matter how complex their situation might be. - Phil

Wonderful representation

I just want to take the time to thank you all for the wonderful representation of my case. I have to say you have made this journey much easier than I anticipated. I also want to thank you for believing in the case I saw, to start this process in the first place. I will be forever grateful for this. I wish you all the best and should I need any further assistance in the future or someone else I know be sure I will point them your way. Warm regards, M.L.

Thank you, Dagmara

Dagmara has been wonderful to work with. She is very caring and understanding as to our needs and wants. We trust and feel confident in her that she is putting over 100% into helping us. She has exceeded our expectations in what a lawyer should do for their clients. She is honest and truthful to us. Dagmara has been very helpful and we would recommend her. - Anonymous

Service and results for a client involved in estate litigation

Dagmara was a pleasure to deal with and really attentive to our case.  You have a really valuable asset in your company’s portfolio with her on staff.  I would have to honestly say Siskinds is second to none and would not hesitate to recommend them for all legal matters.  Top notch all the way. - Dirk

Other Languages

Dagmara is fluent in both English and Polish. She regularly provides legal services in both languages.

Publications and Speaking

Speaking Engagements
Speaker at the Law Society of Ontario’s 21st Annual Estates and Trust Summit, October 2018;
Speaker at the 13th Annual Straight from the Bench Conference, June 2018;
Regular guest speaker at the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex “Next Steps” program series, Jun 2012- present;
Speaker at the MLA Wills, Estate and Trusts Conference, “Case Updates” & Misc. topics,  2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018
Panelist, Elder Abuse Panel, organized by the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, January 2013;
Speaker at Straight From the Bench Conference, May 2012, Case Commentary on Tercon Contractors Ltd. v. British Columbia;
Speaker, “”Ask the Expert””, CJBK Radio
Publications
Author, "The Doctrine of Fundamental Breach: 'Laid to Rest' by the Supreme Court of Canada in Tercon Contractors Ltd. v. British Columbia" May, 2012

Community Involvement

Dagmara has a long history of community involvement.

Present:
Middlesex Law Association, President
Straight from the Bench Committee, Co-chair
Red Shoe Society, Member
Jordan's Run the Runway, Volunteer
Organizing committee for the Straight from the Bench Conferences, Member
Red Shoe Society, Volunteer
Mock trials and mock appellate hearings at Western University, Volunteer Judge

Past:
Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, Chair
Middlesex Law Association Newsletter, Editor
Mock trials and mock appellate hearings at Western University, Mock Judge
Community Legal Services at Western University, Supervisor
Numerous events benefiting various organizations within the community, Volunteer

Dagmara leads a broad civil litigation practice with a particular focus on estate litigation and personal injury. She has a reputation for being an effective and resourceful litigator. As a senior associate, she has appeared in all levels of the court in Ontario. She offers legal services in Polish and English.

In the estate litigation field, she has successfully represented clients in disputes concerning the validity and interpretation of wills, claims concerning the administration of estates, claims against trustees and fiduciaries (acting under a Power of Attorney), claims for support of dependents, estate accounting and Guardianship applications.

As a personal injury lawyer, Dagmara assists injured individuals and their families in all aspects of their injury claim. She brings expertise and compassion to each claim.

Since her call to the bar in 2009, Dagmara has also developed a reputation within the Polish community for being a Polish lawyer (Polski adwokat i prawnik) committed to protecting her clients' rights and interests. She offers a wide variety of legal services both in Polish and in English.

Dagmara is a graduate of Western University's Faculty of Law. Her undergraduate studies were in Kinesiology.  As a native Londoner, Dagmara has strong ties to the London community and is active in a number of local organization and community groups.

An extensive article that outlines our team in more detail is currently running in local business magazines. Click to view.

Your patience and empathy were very much appreciated

Howard and I thank you for providing your excellent legal expertise and advice to address a very difficult and stressful situation. You helped us by first listening, and then asking questions that helped us convey what was so troubling. Most importantly, in addition to legal direction, your patience and empathy were very much appreciated. As you and your team worked tenaciously on our case we were able to leave each meeting with a plan of action that assured us and lessened our anxiety. On a personal level, you and your team embody all the traits one looks for in a reliable lawyer. To the best of my knowledge, Dagmara is an excellent asset to the SISKINDS LAW  Firm. I am pleased to state that with your guidance Howard and I have taken the necessary steps to remedy the situation. Howard is now safely at home and we are protected financially. -L.B.

A True Professional

Ms. Dagmara Wozniak effectively managed my insurance case after my car accident. She was very approachable, took time to understand the facts, and was committed to helping me. With English being my second language, Dagmara took time to explain details I did not understand. She was able to translate and speak to me in Polish. She is a true professional who is compassionate, energetic, punctual, resourceful and fights for her clients. I highly recommend Dagmara. -J.R.

Caring Attitude, Knowledge and Professionalism

I wanted to take a moment to let Siskinds know how pleased I have been with the professionalism of Dagmara Wozniak. For the past four years she has spear-headed our case against a nursing home for neglectful treatment of our mother.  My family has appreciated her high degree of expertise as she guided us through the process, acquired experts to support our case, attended two pre-trials with us and negotiated with the lawyer for the nursing home. Her Legal Assistants were also consummate professionals as they dealt with me. Suing a large organization like a nursing home was extremely stressful for me as I was also dealing with my mother's passing and as executor of her estate, had other obligations to carry out. Dagmara's caring attitude, knowledge and professionalism in navigating our case reassured me that we were in excellent hands. -D.Q.

Professional and effective

For over four months after my father died, my sister/co-executor disputed many things about the settlement of my father's will.  Many of her arguments were not even relevant to my father's will, which was very straightforward.  She took a totally unreasonable position and would not agree to the statement of attorney accounts which I had prepared as a power of attorney.  Therefore, I retained Dagmara to help resolve this matter.  She was very professional and effective.  She advised that my position was fair and reasonable and she vigourously defended my position against my sister's lawyer.  She kept me apprised of all actions and communications throughout the process.  In the end, Dagmara negotiated a deal that upheld my position without the cost of taking the matter to court. - Stephen J

Seamless, as if we were there in London

My wife and I have been thrown into a very complicated and difficult situation with her brother. It involves their father's care in his final years and the subsequent winding up of his affairs. This can all too often be a recipe for disaster, and indeed it was. The whole situation was extremely distressing to my wife. To complicate things further, we live in the United Kingdom. Dagmara and her specialist colleagues have very effectively explained our options, executed the decisions we made and kept us informed about progress. Every twist in the procedure, and there were many, they laid out our options. We would make new decisions and they acted on them as seamlessly as if we were there in London. It helps us rest easier here in England knowing that the team is keeping the case moving forward and that they have our back. I would recommend the Siskinds team to anyone no matter how complex their situation might be. - Phil

Wonderful representation

I just want to take the time to thank you all for the wonderful representation of my case. I have to say you have made this journey much easier than I anticipated. I also want to thank you for believing in the case I saw, to start this process in the first place. I will be forever grateful for this. I wish you all the best and should I need any further assistance in the future or someone else I know be sure I will point them your way. Warm regards, M.L.

Thank you, Dagmara

Dagmara has been wonderful to work with. She is very caring and understanding as to our needs and wants. We trust and feel confident in her that she is putting over 100% into helping us. She has exceeded our expectations in what a lawyer should do for their clients. She is honest and truthful to us. Dagmara has been very helpful and we would recommend her. - Anonymous

Service and results for a client involved in estate litigation

Dagmara was a pleasure to deal with and really attentive to our case.  You have a really valuable asset in your company’s portfolio with her on staff.  I would have to honestly say Siskinds is second to none and would not hesitate to recommend them for all legal matters.  Top notch all the way. - Dirk

Dagmara is fluent in both English and Polish. She regularly provides legal services in both languages.

Speaking Engagements
Speaker at the Law Society of Ontario’s 21st Annual Estates and Trust Summit, October 2018;
Speaker at the 13th Annual Straight from the Bench Conference, June 2018;
Regular guest speaker at the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex “Next Steps” program series, Jun 2012- present;
Speaker at the MLA Wills, Estate and Trusts Conference, “Case Updates” & Misc. topics,  2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018
Panelist, Elder Abuse Panel, organized by the Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, January 2013;
Speaker at Straight From the Bench Conference, May 2012, Case Commentary on Tercon Contractors Ltd. v. British Columbia;
Speaker, “”Ask the Expert””, CJBK Radio
Publications
Author, "The Doctrine of Fundamental Breach: 'Laid to Rest' by the Supreme Court of Canada in Tercon Contractors Ltd. v. British Columbia" May, 2012

Dagmara has a long history of community involvement.

Present:
Middlesex Law Association, President
Straight from the Bench Committee, Co-chair
Red Shoe Society, Member
Jordan's Run the Runway, Volunteer
Organizing committee for the Straight from the Bench Conferences, Member
Red Shoe Society, Volunteer
Mock trials and mock appellate hearings at Western University, Volunteer Judge

Past:
Alzheimer Society of London and Middlesex, Chair
Middlesex Law Association Newsletter, Editor
Mock trials and mock appellate hearings at Western University, Mock Judge
Community Legal Services at Western University, Supervisor
Numerous events benefiting various organizations within the community, Volunteer

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