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James Wilson (larger version)
James W. Wilson
James has focused his career on insurance defence and has over 20 years' experience in the insurance industry.

Currently, he is counsel for numerous major insurance companies. The core of James' practice is property damage, arson, fraud, commercial general liability, product liability, environmental, personal injury, motor vehicle, occupiers' liability, subrogation, errors and omissions, boiler and machinery, and jewellers' block. He also has considerable experience advising primary insurance companies, in addition to excess and reinsurers, on insurance coverage issues and disputes.

James acts in both defence and subrogation issues for a large roster of corporate clientele with self-retained exposures. He also represents and advises insurance adjusters, independent adjusters, and their governing associations.

Email: jwilson@jwbarristers.com
Phone: 416.238.1008
Assistant: Stefaniya Klymenko
 
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Cynthia Verconich (larger version)
Cynthia Verconich
Cynthia's practice focuses exclusively on insurance defence litigation, including coverage issues, personal injury, motor vehicle, transportation law, product liability and commercial law.

Cynthia was called to the Ontario bar in 2007 after completing her bachelor of laws at the University of Victoria. Cynthia also holds an honours bachelor of arts degree in economics and political science which she received from the University of Kings College and Dalhousie University. Cynthia has completed her professional master of laws at Osgoode Hall Law School specializing in civil litigation and dispute resolution.

Cynthia spent her first three years of practice at a boutique litigation firm in Toronto. She has also practiced in the Ontario Superior Court, Court of Appeal and Federal Court.

Email: cverconich@jwbarristers.com
Phone: 647.725.1079
Ottawa Phone: 613.656.8102
Assistant: Charlotte Yang Clerk: Katherine Sutherland
 
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Sara Pegoraro (larger version)
Sara Pegoraro
Sara Joined James Wilson Barristers as an associate after successfully completing her articling placement with the firm. She was called to the bar in 2019. She graduated in Italy with a Master of Laws from Trento University, specializing in International, European and Comparative Law.

In 2018, she received a Master in Canadian Common Law from Osgoode Hall Law School and obtained the Certificate of Qualification from the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. During her academic career, she also participated in an exchange program with Jaume I University, in Spain, and took law courses at Ulster University, in Northern Ireland. Prior to moving to Toronto, Sara completed her articling program in Italy with Heussen Law Firm, where she practiced business law and civil litigation. Sara speaks Italian and Spanish.

Email: spegoraro@jwbarristers.com
Phone: 416.238.1048

Assistant Clerk: Victoria Dovgun
 
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Megan Badenhorst (larger version)
Megan Badenhorst
Megan was admitted as a lawyer, in South Africa, in 2016 and moved to Canada in January 2020. She joined James Wilson Barristers as an associate after successfully completing her NCA exams and was called to the bar in 2022. As a senior associate at a full service law firm in Johannesburg, Megan gained experience in commercial arbitration and litigation including disputes in the fields of contract, insurance, administrative law, IT, fintech, gambling regulation and retail.

Megan holds a bachelor of arts (honours) from AFDA, South Africa and graduated with a bachelor of laws from Stellenbosch University.

Email: mbadenhorst@jwbarristers.com
Phone: 416.238.1061
Assistant Clerk: Victoria Dovgun
 
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Aryn Polichuk (larger version)
Aryn Polichuk
Aryn joined James Wilson Barristers as an associate after successfully completing his articling placement with the firm. He was called to the bar in 2023. His practice encompasses a wide range of litigation matters, including: Motor Vehicle Accident Defence, Insurance Coverage Disputes, Product Liability, Commercial Liability, Personal Injury Defence, and Occupiers' Liability Defence.

Aryn received his juris doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2022. Prior to law school, Aryn graduated from the University of Brandon, where he received a bachelor of arts degree in music.

Email: apolichuk@jwbarristers.com
Phone: 416.238.1049

Assistant: Charlotte Yang
 
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Lhakpa (Tara) Shomar (larger version)
Lhakpa (Tara) Shomar
Tara joined James Wilson Barristers Professional Corporation as an associate after successfully completing her Law Practice Program Placement with the firm. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2023. Tara's practice encompasses a wide range of litigation matters, including: Motor Vehicle Accident Defence, Insurance Coverage Disputes, Product Liability, Commercial Liability, Personal Injury Defence, and Occupiers' Liability Defence.

Tara received Her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2021. Prior to law school, Tara received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from York University and worked in the financial industry.

Email: tshomar@jwbarristers.com
Phone: 416.238.1041
Assistant: Charlotte Yang
 
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