Practice Highlights

John Paul’s practice focuses on personal injury and class action litigation. He started with Thomson Rogers in 2015 as an articling student, and joined the firm as an associate in 2016. During his time at Thomson Rogers, John-Paul has appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice.

John-Paul graduated from law school at the University of Toronto. Prior to attending law school, John-Paul earned his H.B.A. at the Richard Ivey School of Business. During law school, John-Paul volunteered at the Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights and Downtown Legal Services community legal clinic. At U of T, John-Paul was also awarded the Gowlings WLG Prize in information technology.

Prior to joining Thomson Rogers, John-Paul was a serial entrepreneur who founded and sold multiple businesses. As an entrepreneur, John-Paul’s ventures were primarily focused on digital marketing and government regulation/services sectors.

In his spare time, John-Paul enjoys playing hockey, skiing, sailing and spending time with his wife and daughters.

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  • Alamgir Patel, Mohammed Patel v. Coseco Insurance Company

    In this Licence Appeal Tribunal Arbitration decision, the Arbitrator concluded that an unemployed mother who was qualified as a Personal Support Work is a professional care provider that should be paid by the accident benefit insurer for caring for her catastrophically injured child.

  • 13th Annual Personal Injury Lawyers Charity Hockey Challenge

    On April 4, 2019, Thomson Rogers’ lawyers, Carr Hatch, George Karahotzits and John-Paul Zeni, participated and played their hearts out in the 13th Annual Personal Injury Lawyers Charity Hockey Challenge. The member firms of PIA Law, Thomson Rogers, Oatley Vigmond and McLeish Orlando, along with the other teams in the tournament helped raise over $31.000 for … Continued
  • Whatever Happended to Vision Zero?

    Seventeen pedestrians were injured in separate incidents in the Toronto area on a rainy night in early November of 2018. After two years of press conferences, millions in infrastructure improvements, and repeated promises by the city of Toronto, pedestrian safety still goes out the window every time mother nature has a bad day. Vision Zero … Continued
  • Hollywood Says Driving Stoned is Cool, Bad Right?

    In The Big Lebowski, the Dude gets paranoid while smoking a joint and driving. He thinks that another car is following him, tries to flick his joint out a closed window, and ends up crashing his car. Compared to most Hollywood movies, it’s pretty low-key and maybe even realistic. In Super Troopers, cops are surprisingly … Continued
  • Should Crosswalk Illusions Be a Reality?

    Cities at home and abroad test street art to improve pedestrian safety. It’s been a grim year for pedestrians in Toronto. The city is on pace to log one of the worst years on record, with 17 pedestrian deaths by the end of June. And the death toll continues to mount despite well-intentioned measures to … Continued
  • Volunteers for Brain Injury Awareness Week at Toronto Rehab Institute – June 2, 2017

    Toronto Rehab Institute | June 2, 2017

    On June 2, 2017, John-Paul Zeni and Ian Furlong, personal injury lawyers at Thomson Rogers, teamed-up with the Brain Injury Society of Toronto (BIST) to raise awareness of the impacts of brain injury as part of Brain Injury Awareness Week. John-Paul and Ian manned the BIST booth at the Toronto Rehab Institute (TRI) along with Miranda … Continued
  • Chronic Pain Cases – Beware of the Civil Jury: A Review of Mandel v. Fakhim

    ABR Updater | Issue 34 | November 2016

    Think hard before taking a chronic pain case to a jury trial in the current legal environment. Juries continue to be suspicious of chronic pain related injuries and are making it extremely challenging for chronic pain suffering victims. The recent case of Mandel v Fakhim is another prime example of this trend, to the point … Continued
  • Thomson Rogers Welcomes Two New Associates

    Posted October 5, 2016

    The partners of Thomson Rogers are pleased to announce that two of our articling students, Gregory G. Sills and John-Paul Zeni, are now associate lawyers with the firm. Gregory G. Sills has joined our planning and municipal group. He will be working with partners Jeff Wilker and David Germain. John-Paul Zeni has joined our personal injury … Continued