Practice Highlights

Adam’s career is built on getting outstanding results in difficult cases. He has secured millions of dollars in compensation for injured people from all across Ontario. He has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court and the Financial Services Commission, representing individuals suffering from traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and orthopaedic injuries. He also represents victims of sexual abuse and police assault.

Adam graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law in 2011. Prior to law school, he earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Western Ontario.

During law school, Adam worked at a legal aid clinic, conducting criminal trials against veteran Crown Attorneys. Since graduating from law school he has continued to provide pro bono services to low-income clients. Adam won several awards for outstanding advocacy during law school, and was asked to coach the school’s oral advocacy team.

Additional Information

A competitor in and out of the courtroom, Adam enjoys hockey, volleyball, squash and skiing. He also enjoys playing fetch with his dog Elvis. Occasionally, Elvis even returns the ball.

Adam’s commitment to community service led him to run for Toronto City Council in 2014. He finished second of fifteen candidates, trailing the first-place candidate by 1% of votes cast.

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  • A Cyclist’s Worst Nightmare: ‘Dooring’ up 58% between 2014 and 2016

    Posted March 22, 2017

    Growing up, you may remember being taught to look both ways before you walk across the street. Now drivers and passengers need this same advice before opening their car doors when parking on the street. Cyclists in Toronto have always had a tough time getting around the city and their rocky relationship with drivers is … Continued
  • 27th Annual Toronto Motorcycle SPRINGSHOW 2017

    March 25th - 26th, 2017 | International Centre, Toronto

    Hey there motorcycle enthusiasts! The Toronto Motorcycle SPRINGSHOW is right around the corner. For most of us motorcycle enthusiasts, this show marks the beginning of spring and depending on the weather, the perfect weekend to get the bike out for the first time, fingers crossed. Join us on Saturday March 25th and Sunday March 26th … Continued
  • TR Out in Support of BIST 5K Run, Walk & Roll 2016

    Posted October 3, 2016

    On a rainy Saturday morning, at Wilket Creek Park, a small but eager Thomson Rogers team, as part of the Gold sponsor PIA Law team, took part in the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) 5K Run, Walk and Roll. The rain did not deter our lawyers Deanna Gilbert, Benjamin Brookwell, Adam Tanel and Adam Delva and staff … Continued
  • Bike lanes on Bloor Street, are they a safety concern?

    On Friday, August 12, 2016 Bloor Street will change forever, at least that’s what some cyclists are hoping. Over the next calendar year, the much-anticipated Bloor Street bike lanes (from Avenue Road to Shaw Street) will open to bicycle traffic. As the city struggles to keep up with the demand for more cycling infrastructure, opinions on … Continued
  • Beach Blast Volleyball Tournament in Support of ABI Survivors

    On August 15th, 2016, Thomson, Rogers’ personal injury lawyers Aleks Mladenovic, Adam Tanel and Darcy Merkur along with Lisa Bauer, Jennifer and Laura MacPhee gave their all at the Beach Blast Volleyball Tournament in support of individuals living with an acquired brain injury (ABI). All proceeds from the tournament go to various ABI survivor groups throughout … Continued
  • TR Out in Support of MADD Canada’s PIA Law Strides for Change

    Posted June 6, 2016

    This past Sunday, as members of PIA Law, Thomson, Rogers staff and friends braved the elements in support of MADD Canada.               Video and photos provided by Peter Bregg Photography Adam Delva, David MacDonald, Adam Tanel, Deanna Gilbert our running lawyers @maddcanada @PIA_Law #stridesforchange — Thomson Rogers (@thomsonrogers) June 5, 2016 Congrats to David … Continued
  • BIAN Conference 2016: Demystifying Brain Injury

    Thomson, Rogers is a proud Platinum Sponsor of the Brain of Association of Niagara’s 2016 conference. The focus of this year’s conference will be on Demystifying Brain Injury. DATE: Thursday, October 27, 2016 LOCATION: American Conference Resort and Spa | N8444 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls, Ontario KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr. Abe Snaiderman – Director, Neuropsychiatry Clinic, Brain … Continued
  • Consumers’ Rights: How to fight back when the “goods” are bad

    OTLA's The Litigator | March 2015

    Products must be fit for their ordinary use or their primary purpose. The Sale of Goods Act (SGA) was initially conceived as consumer rights legislation, meant to protect the masses from unscrupulous merchants. However, a survey of recent SGA decisions shows more sails than sales. That is to say that a plurality of reported SGA … Continued
  • TR Lawyers Feed the Hungry

    Posted September 25, 2014

    Thomson, Rogers lawyers served breakfast this morning as part of the Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry program operated through the Law Society.

    If you would like more information about the program or would like to donate, please visit: Lawyers Feed the Hungry Toronto.

  • Adam Tanel running for Toronto City Council

    September 17, 2014

    Thomson, Rogers is proud to announce that Adam Tanel is continuing our firm tradition of serving the community by running for Toronto City Council in Ward 16.

  • Operation Christmas Child 2013

    Posted December 2, 2013

    Thomson, Rogers is happy to support Samaritan’s Purse Canada with its Operation Christmas Child shoe box collection.

    Each shoe box is filled with hygiene items, school supplies and toys and is given to children in need regardless of gender, race, religion or age.


  • How to get help when you buy tainted food at a store (Written by Ellen Roseman, quoting Adam Tanel)

  • Insurers Keep Trying to Put the CAT Back in the Bag. Don’t Let Them.

    The accident benefits maze is difficult to navigate at the best of times. This is especially true for victims of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The Ontario Government recognized this special vulnerability with a 2010 regulation that declared that any individual with a Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) reading of 9 or less (as the result … Continued
  • Catastrophic SABS Amendments: How Catastrophic Are They?

    Brain Injury Association of Niagara Conference: Demystifying Brain Injury | October 27, 2016

    On June 1, 2016, significant changes to the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule (SABS) came into effect. These changes include: Cutting the combined limit for attendant care benefits and medical rehabilitation benefits from $2,000,000.00 to $1,000,000.00; Cutting off non-earner benefits after 2 years; Eliminating the GCS criterion for catastrophic impairment; The introduction of diagnostic imaging and … Continued
  • Major Accident Benefits Changes Come into Effect on June 1st, 2016

    Accident Benefits Summary Charts (for accident on or after June 1, 2016)

    To help those in Ontario understand the major automobile insurance changes and the new reduced accident benefits limits, Thomson, Rogers has prepared two useful accident benefits summary charts. The first chart: Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule Summary (for accidents on or after June 1, 2016) highlights the accident benefits available for each of the three categories of … Continued
  • It Is Open Season for Cycling, Not Open Season on Cyclists

    Accident Benefit Reporter Volume 16, Issue 1 | May 2015

    As the weather (hopefully) gets warmer, people across the province are dusting off their bicycles and getting ready for another season on the road. Cycling has enjoyed a real renaissance. It is a physically and psychologically healthy way to commute. And, as congestion worsens, cycling is becoming a more efficient alternative.Unfortunately, many cities have lagged in their response … Continued
  • An Inside Look at a Personal Injury Case – Alex

    Accident Benefit Reporter - Volume 16, Issue 1 | May 2015

    It started as a typical December day in Sudbury when Alex’s friend offered to drive him home. Alex, an 18-year old, healthy, young man was just finishing up high school. Christmas had ended and New Year’s Day was around the corner. It was that time of year when nobody worked and nothing got done. On this fateful day, … Continued
  • Insurers Keep Trying to Put the CAT Back in the Bag. Don’t Let Them

    published in the Accident Benefit Reporter, Volume 14, Issue 1