Barbara O’Gorman completed a Legal Secretarial Arts and Science program at Sheridan College and went on to complete a Legal Assistant and Administration program from Humber College. She completed an Alternative Dispute Resolution course held by the Institute of Law Clerks and The Law Society of Upper Canada. Before joining Thomson, Rogers she operated her own paralegal business. She graduated on October 13, 2012, with distinction from Brock University with a Bachelor of Education, in Adult Education degree. Effective April 25, 2016, she has received her Masters of Education in Adult Education degree from Yorkville University.

Barbara has over twenty years of progressive responsibility as a law clerk. She regularly attends and successfully resolves accident benefit issues on behalf of victims at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. She regularly participates as a team member on both Non-Catastrophic and Catastrophic cases. She has extensive knowledge of the various Statutory Accident Benefits Schedules and, in particular, issues related to catastrophic impairments.

Barbara has been working with personal injury lawyer David MacDonald, a partner at Thomson, Rogers, for the past fifteen years.

Barbara has lectured other law clerks to update their skills and knowledge at the request of the Department of Education at The Law Society of Upper Canada. She is currently a part-time faculty member in the Continuing Education Department at Seneca College.

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