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Partner - Personal Injury

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Phone: 519.660.7898
Fax: 519.660.7899

Jim is an experienced insurance and personal injury litigator and educator who has served as an Adjunct Professor at Western University and has taught seminars on trial advocacy.

Education

LL.B. Western University

Called to the Bar in 1977

About

Jim is a partner and long-team leader / practitioner at Siskinds. His skills in the insurance sector are highly regarded, and he was named to The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 for Insurance Law. Jim is also a respected educator with contributions in a range of roles, from adjunct professor at Western Law School to work with the Bar Admission course and seminars on Trial Advocacy techniques.

Client Testimonials

Video Testimonial - Motorcycle Accident
Following a motorcycle accident that was caused due to a provincial road in need of repair, our client knew immediately that she needed legal support. After a long and complex journey with Jim Virtue and his team, this client received the outcome that was long awaited. She tells her story in this video.

The powerhouse team of Jim Virtue and Rasha El-Tawil...
On September 9, 2016, eight years following the exact date of a car accident, I was finally awarded the basic benefits due to any person in Ontario paying car insurance.
The powerhouse team of Jim Virtue and Rasha El-Tawil, of Siskinds, represented me in a fight to uphold a decision originally decided in 2014 by the FSCO. They fought for the basic benefits denied, by my insurance company, from 2008! Their collective efforts and that of their team was tireless and exemplary.
I would strongly recommend both or either to anyone seeking a lawyer who will passionately fight for your rights. - D.J.
Review the Jazey v. State Farm decision here.

The confidence between us was fundamental;
We want to thank Mr. Jim Virtue, Mr. Maciek Piekosz, and Ms. Gina Pennington of Siskinds LLP, for all their efforts over the years and for going ahead with Grisel's case. Despite the language barrier and the distance between us, you always maintained contact and never made us lose hope. It was difficult for us, but the confidence between us was fundamental. We wish the best to all of you and always keep you in our mind.  Sincerely yours, Family Ferreira and Ricardo Wagner from Argentina

Personal Injury client says team deserves a gold medal
There are no words to really express how we feel. We would like to say it was Mr. Virtue and Gina Pennington who accomplished the happenings yesterday. What you have done as a legal team in work, planning, orchestrating and managing boggles our collective minds! Truly there should be a gold medal for outstanding lawyers and legal assistants…you both deserve so much and our hearts will always be grateful. We will actually miss the encouraging conversations with Mr. Virtue and communicating with Gina over all these years. Neither of you ever gave up on us no matter how deep the waters and difficult the process! Our expert witness selected by Mr. Virtue, commented to us: "I have never seen a better prepared case!" There are no words sufficient to say what thankfulness we are all feeling, so we can only say thank you! You have contributed more than you can imagine toward our healing as the remnants of a family. We feel stronger and more empowered to carry on.

Personal Injury client pleased with the entire legal team
Jim is an amazing lawyer and I am so grateful to him for everything he has done. I don't know much about the law and was very unsure about what happens when you sue someone, but Mr. Virtue always was so kind and knowledgeable and he always told me to just concentrate on the foot and he would take care of the legal stuff. I can't say enough about the whole Siskinds team. Each and everyone I have encountered from the reception ladies in the lobby to the entire legal team are true professionals and are credits to their profession. K.M.

Personal Injury Client Voices Appreciation
Thank you Jim Virtue, Anne, Marcia and Gina for all that you have done. You all are amazing professionals - so busy and yet you always take time to help your clients. I really appreciate everything you have done for me. It has been a long time, (11 years ), but everyone has been so kind and always willing to help. Karen

Awards and Recognition

Jim Virtue was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019.

Jim is a partner and long-team leader / practitioner at Siskinds. His skills in the insurance sector are highly regarded, and he was named to The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019 for Insurance Law. Jim is also a respected educator with contributions in a range of roles, from adjunct professor at Western Law School to work with the Bar Admission course and seminars on Trial Advocacy techniques.

Video Testimonial - Motorcycle Accident
Following a motorcycle accident that was caused due to a provincial road in need of repair, our client knew immediately that she needed legal support. After a long and complex journey with Jim Virtue and his team, this client received the outcome that was long awaited. She tells her story in this video.

The powerhouse team of Jim Virtue and Rasha El-Tawil...
On September 9, 2016, eight years following the exact date of a car accident, I was finally awarded the basic benefits due to any person in Ontario paying car insurance.
The powerhouse team of Jim Virtue and Rasha El-Tawil, of Siskinds, represented me in a fight to uphold a decision originally decided in 2014 by the FSCO. They fought for the basic benefits denied, by my insurance company, from 2008! Their collective efforts and that of their team was tireless and exemplary.
I would strongly recommend both or either to anyone seeking a lawyer who will passionately fight for your rights. - D.J.
Review the Jazey v. State Farm decision here.

The confidence between us was fundamental;
We want to thank Mr. Jim Virtue, Mr. Maciek Piekosz, and Ms. Gina Pennington of Siskinds LLP, for all their efforts over the years and for going ahead with Grisel's case. Despite the language barrier and the distance between us, you always maintained contact and never made us lose hope. It was difficult for us, but the confidence between us was fundamental. We wish the best to all of you and always keep you in our mind.  Sincerely yours, Family Ferreira and Ricardo Wagner from Argentina

Personal Injury client says team deserves a gold medal
There are no words to really express how we feel. We would like to say it was Mr. Virtue and Gina Pennington who accomplished the happenings yesterday. What you have done as a legal team in work, planning, orchestrating and managing boggles our collective minds! Truly there should be a gold medal for outstanding lawyers and legal assistants…you both deserve so much and our hearts will always be grateful. We will actually miss the encouraging conversations with Mr. Virtue and communicating with Gina over all these years. Neither of you ever gave up on us no matter how deep the waters and difficult the process! Our expert witness selected by Mr. Virtue, commented to us: "I have never seen a better prepared case!" There are no words sufficient to say what thankfulness we are all feeling, so we can only say thank you! You have contributed more than you can imagine toward our healing as the remnants of a family. We feel stronger and more empowered to carry on.

Personal Injury client pleased with the entire legal team
Jim is an amazing lawyer and I am so grateful to him for everything he has done. I don't know much about the law and was very unsure about what happens when you sue someone, but Mr. Virtue always was so kind and knowledgeable and he always told me to just concentrate on the foot and he would take care of the legal stuff. I can't say enough about the whole Siskinds team. Each and everyone I have encountered from the reception ladies in the lobby to the entire legal team are true professionals and are credits to their profession. K.M.

Personal Injury Client Voices Appreciation
Thank you Jim Virtue, Anne, Marcia and Gina for all that you have done. You all are amazing professionals - so busy and yet you always take time to help your clients. I really appreciate everything you have done for me. It has been a long time, (11 years ), but everyone has been so kind and always willing to help. Karen

Jim Virtue was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019.

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