Practice Highlights

Adam started with Thomson Rogers in 2019 as an associate after clerking for Judges at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto for his articles.

Adam graduated from Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law in 2018. While at law school, he earned course prizes in Tort Law, Property Law, International Law, Business Associations Law, Securities Law, and Administrative Law. Adam also won the Fasken Martineau DuMoulin Prize in 2016, awarded to the first-year student who achieves the highest standing of all Ontario residents at the Schulich School of Law. He participated in the nationwide 2018 Davies’ Annual Corporate/Securities Law Moot where his team took fourth place.

Prior to law school, Adam graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Science (Honours).

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, competing in track and field, and watching Olympic sports.


  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Toronto (2015)
  • Juris Doctor, Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law (2018)

Professional Accreditations and Affiliations

  • Member of FAIR (Fair Association of Victims for Accident Insurance Reform)
  • Member of the Law Society of Ontario
  • Member of the Ontario Bar Association
  • Member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
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  • Can I Be Sued When Another Person Injures Someone While Driving My Car?

    You could be sued as the owner of a motor vehicle if a person driving your vehicle injures someone. Whether you are sued depends on the circumstances of how that person came to drive your vehicle. An owner can be held responsible to pay for the injuries of a victim injured by a person driving … Continued
  • PIA Webinar Series #1 – Navigating Capacity Issues From Hospital To Settlement

    On April 12, 2021 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm Thomson Rogers lawyers Stacey Stevens and Adam Karakolis will canvass issues with client capacity from the time the client is injured in hospital to the time of settlement. This presentation will explore how client capacity is assessed and further how the person responsible for managing the … Continued
  • Options To Sue In Negligence After Taking Care Of An Injured Family Member

    Often victims injured in slip and falls, trip and falls, assaults, and motor vehicle accidents are unable to complete personal care activities and housekeeping on their own. These victims often also do not have the money available to pay personal support workers or other help to assist with these activities. In the absence of paid … Continued
  • If You Slip And Fall On Snow Or Ice You Must Take Steps To Protect Your Right To Sue

    The Ontario Legislature recently amended the Occupiers’ Liability Act,  R.S.O. 1990, c O.2. to impose additional steps that a victim of a slip and fall (caused by snow or ice) must take before being permitted to sue a negligent party for their injuries. These steps, which are set out below, place onerous additional notice requirements … Continued
  • Car Accidents And Depression: Can I Sue For A Motor Vehicle Accident’s Effect On My Mental Health?

    Car accidents can have a devastating effect on a victim’s mental health. It is possible to claim for an accident’s effect on your mental health, but there are exceptions. In a personal injury case, a victim can sue for personal injury suffered by them which is caused by the fault of another. Generally, the term … Continued
  • How Much Is My Income Replacement Benefit Worth?

    If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident and have had to take time off work due to your injuries, you may be entitled to a weekly income replacement benefit. I say “may,” as your entitlement will depend upon the extent of your injuries (there is a disability test for entitlement) and the … Continued
  • What Is The Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund?

    The Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Fund (the “Fund”) is a fund available to people injured in a car accident where there is no other policy of automobile insurance available to respond to Statutory Accident Benefit claims as well as tort (negligence) claims. This usually occurs where the injured person is a passenger in an uninsured … Continued
  • Can An Insurance Company Conduct Surveillance on Me?

    Recently, CBC released an article about a woman who was placed under surveillance by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) as part of her claim for benefits after a job injury in 2015. This raises the question; if I am injured in a car accident, can my automobile insurer put me under surveillance? The … Continued
  • What Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

    When valuing your personal injury claim you should consider five areas of damages: Your pain and suffering; Your need to pay for medical, rehabilitation, and attendant care; Your need to pay for housekeeping and home care expenses; Your ability to work and your loss of income; and Your injuries’ effect on your family members. Damages … Continued
  • Hit-and-run, am I covered?

    Victims of hit-and-run accidents are covered in Ontario, with some exceptions, whether they are a pedestrian, cyclist, or a motorist pursuant to the unidentified motorist provisions found in the Insurance Act and O.A.P. Standard Automobile Policy. Generally speaking, a victim can claim Statutory Accident Benefits (“SABs”) and pursue a tort claim to recover damages for … Continued
  • Thomson Rogers Welcomes Adam J. Karakolis and Ava N. Williams

    Thomson Rogers Welcomes Adam J. Karakolis and Ava N. Williams The partners of Thomson Rogers are pleased to announce that Adam J. Karakolis and Ava N. Williams are now associate lawyers with the firm. Both have joined our personal injury advocacy group. Adam will be working primarily with partners Craig Brown, Michael Bennett, Aleks Mladenovic … Continued