Practice Highlights

Wendy is a Gold Medalist from the University of Western Ontario and graduated from Queen’s University Faculty of Law in 1993. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1995. She is a partner at Thomson, Rogers. Her practice is exclusively personal injury and medical malpractice cases, acting on behalf of seriously injured people and their families.

Wendy is a past Director of the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association (OTLA) and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Advocates’ Society and the Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association.

Wendy has lectured for The Canadian Institute, The Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, The Advocates’ Society, The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and to health care providers in both the hospital setting and at academic conferences. She is published in the 2010 Annual Review of Civil Litigation. She has been identified as a leading practitioner in the area of personal injury law by LEXPERT®. She also has the honour of having been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada® in the field of personal injury litigation.

Wendy and her husband, Sloan Mandel (also a Partner at Thomson, Rogers) are proud parents of their three children.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Western Ontario (1990), Gold Medalist
  • Bachelor of Laws, Queen’s University (1993)

Professional Accreditations and Affiliations

  • LEXPERT Ranked Lawyer
  • Repeatedly Listed in Best Lawyers Canada
  • Past Director of The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • The Law Society of Upper Canada’s Justicia Project
  • The Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association

Additional Information

Speaking Engagements

  • The Advocates’ Society – Guest Lecturer
  • The Ontario Trial Lawyers Association – Annual Lecturer
  • The Canadian Institute Legal Education Seminars – Guest Lecturer
  • The Neurological Rehabilitation Institute – Guest Lecturer
  • Lecturer to healthcare providers in hospitals and at academic conferences

 

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  • Lawyers Applaud New Referral Fees, Ad Rules

    The Lawyers Weekly | by Kim Arnott, Wendy Moore Mandel quoted | March 24, 2017

    Ontario’s personal injury lawyers are hopeful that new rules around referral fees and advertising will improve their image in the eyes of the public. But enforcement will be crucial, some warn. “I think the changes were necessary to address the diminishing public confidence in the profession, which has apparently had an impact on the way … Continued
  • 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory Rankings

    We are proud to announce that 14 of Thomson, Rogers’ lawyers have earned the distinction of being listed in the 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory. To be included in the directory is an acknowledgement of excellence by their peers. Congratulations to: DAVID NEILL – listed as  Repeatedly Recommended in Plaintiff Personal Injury Litigation PATRICK SCHMIDT – listed as Consistently … Continued
  • Operation Christmas Child 2016

    Posted December 2, 2016

    During National Collection Week (November 14-20), Thomson, Rogers participated in Operation Christmas Child for the 9th straight year, doing so since 2007. This event gathers gifts and items for children and sends them worldwide to help put smiles on the faces of kids everywhere possible. This year Thomson, Rogers’ staff and lawyers filled 78 boxes full … Continued
  • Enough For The Journey Ahead?

    The Lawyers Weekly - Recovery Personal Injury Magazine | by Kim Arnott, Wendy Moore Mandel quoted | November 2016

    Latest revisions to auto insurance system in Ontario seen as meaning less for more people who are injured. Few people expect to walk away from a car crash unscathed. But when it comes to the most severe financial and medical impacts, most assume their automobile insurance will cushion the blows. For Ontario drivers, that protection is … Continued
  • ‘Lots of room for improvement’ with new Ontario auto dispute resolution system: Judge Cunningham

    Canadian Underwriter | by Greg Meckbach, Wendy Moore Mandel quoted | November 2, 2016

    Ontario’s license appeal tribunal – which this year started hearing auto accident benefits disputes – presents “an opportunity” for auto insurers to “redefine how they provide their services,” an insurance company lawyer said Wednesday, while the retired judge who recommended changing the dispute resolution system told the audience of a panel discussion there is “lots … Continued
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

    August 10, 2016

    Published annually by Best Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in Canada is one of the country’s most highly regarded legal directories. Inclusion is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey and a thorough authentication process. We are proud to announce that the following 14 lawyers from Thomson, Rogers were selected for inclusion in 11th Edition of The Best … Continued
  • PIA Law Lawyers Launch Innovative New Personal Injury Module

    December 11, 2015

    Recently, lawyers representing all three of the PIA Law firms worked alongside LexisNexis Canada to help create the Lexis Practice Advisor’s Personal Injury (Ontario) module. The module was designed as a comprehensive guide on how to prepare a personal injury case. Lawyers from across Canada will now have an opportunity to access documents prepared for … Continued
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2016

    August 24, 2015

    Published annually by Best Lawyers®, The Best Lawyers in Canada is one of the country’s most highly regarded legal directories. Inclusion is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey and a thorough authentication process. We are proud to announce that the following 14 lawyers from Thomson, Rogers were selected for inclusion in the 10th Edition of The … Continued
  • 2015 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory Rankings

    We are proud to have 14 of our lawyers selected as leading practitioners in their field.

    Each year Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory sends out a survey to all lawyers across the country asking who they would recommend as leaders in their respective field. Thomson, Rogers is proud to announce that 14 of our lawyers have been selected as Leading Practitioners for 2015. Congratulations to: Roger T. Beaman – Repeatedly Recommended in Property Development … Continued
  • Personal injury law firms thriving despite constant change

    Law Times | June 15, 2015

    A number of measures unveiled in the latest provincial budget in April earned the wrath of personal injury lawyers. With cutbacks to accident benefits, Wendy Moore Mandel predicts more intense and complex litigation in the future.

    View PDF of article.

  • Moose FM 93.5 Haliburton Interview with Wendy Moore Mandel

    Listen as Wendy Moore Mandel, PIA Law lawyer, discusses the risks involved with ATVing, as well as what rights an individual has if injured.

  • ATV Riders: Tune into your rights

    May 14, 2015


    Before you hit the ATV trails, have a listen to personal injury lawyer Wendy Moore Mandel, on Moose FM 93.5 Haliburton Radio as she discusses the risks involved with ATVing, as well as what rights an individual has if injured in an ATV accident. (more…)

  • Doctor admits to smoking pot, having sex with patients in office

    Toronto Star | May 5, 2015

    “The CPSO can’t just issue a restriction and trust the doctor to follow it . . . In my opinion, patients of Dr. Tadros had a right to know about the gender-based restrictions on the doctor’s licence and that right to know imparts a responsibility on the College of Physicians and Surgeons to effectively educate the public.” … Continued
  • Personal Injury Law and the Importance of Specialization

    Toronto Metro - Q&A with Wendy Moore Mandel

    Catastrophic injury cases are complex and therefore, require a lawyer who is equipped to deal with all the different components – the medical issues concerning the specific injury, the prediction of future needs and calculation of economic losses, and the interactions between insurance systems, no-fault, civil tort, and private disability, to name a few . … Continued
  • Catastrophic Impairment: A Look into the Future

    As a member of the Personal Injury Alliance, Thomson Rogers is pleased to be part of a one day Practical Strategies conference for health care providers. The conference will take place on Thursday, June 13th at The Carlu in Toronto. TR Personal Injury lawyers Sloan Mandel and Wendy Moore Mandel will be speaking at the … Continued
  • Knowing Vital Future Care Cases

    There are well established legal principles that guide the assessment and award of future care claims.  These principles, described in an evolving body of case law, assist the court in its determination of future care awards.  Counsel who advance claims for future care on behalf of their clients and counsel who oppose these claims, should … Continued
  • Your Advantage – Loss of Competitive Advantage

    Presented at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association 2017 Spring Conference | April 2017

    Income loss claims can represent a significant portion of damage awards in personal injury claims.  If the Plaintiff had a settled line of work over time and is no longer able to continue working due to a personal injury, the resultant income loss is a relatively easy calculation that is simply presented.  However, many Plaintiffs … Continued
  • Preparing for the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) Hearing: Considerations of the Applicant

    The Advocates' Society | Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) Advocacy | April 7, 2017

    Prior to commencing a LAT hearing, Applicants should consider the following: Know the Law The LAT is not bound by any of the precedent established by FSCO. This is especially troubling because it has taken years to interpret some of the language of the SABS and that history has provided some amount of certainty to … Continued
  • Handling Bad Behaviour and Difficult Personalities at Mediation

    Presented at Osgoode Professional Development Program | Successful Advocacy in Tort and Personal Injury Mediations | February 15-16, 2017

    Lawyers have a long-established reputation for being difficult and behaving badly.  Some might say that lawyers are inherently difficult and often behave badly because it is expected (even required) of them in order to effectively advocate for their clients. The poor reputation of lawyers is undeserved, and good lawyers recognize that effective advocacy is never … Continued
  • Enough For The Journey Ahead?

    The Lawyers Weekly - Recovery Personal Injury Magazine | by Kim Arnott, Wendy Moore Mandel quoted | November 2016

    Latest revisions to auto insurance system in Ontario seen as meaning less for more people who are injured. Few people expect to walk away from a car crash unscathed. But when it comes to the most severe financial and medical impacts, most assume their automobile insurance will cushion the blows. For Ontario drivers, that protection is … Continued
  • Criminal Conviction Can Have Big Impact On A Civil Case

    The Lawyers Weekly - Recovery Personal Injury Magazine | by Grant Cameron, Wendy Moore Mandel quoted | June 2016

    When someone is accused of a criminal offence, whether due to a car accident or more heinous wrongdoing, they’re often so consumed with planning for their day in court that they don’t consider the effect of the charges on civil proceedings. Many assume that a Highway Traffic Act or Criminal Code conviction is separate from a future civil law claim. However, according to … 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
  • Becoming an “Expert” Expert

    Acquired Brain Injury Provincial Conference | November 13, 2015

    Paper and accompanying presentation provide healthcare professionals with a deeper understanding of how their observations and opinions as experts may be used to advance a personal injury case. (more…)

  • Personal injury firms thriving despite constant change

    Law Times | by Michael McKiernan (quoting Wendy Moore Mandel) | June 15, 2015

    “The budget measures are just the latest in a long line of efforts to keep politically sensitive insurance premiums in check. The pace has accelerated in recent times since Ontario’s Liberal government pledged to cut insurance rates by an average of 15 per cent over two years by August 2015.” says Wendy Moore Mandel. View … Continued
  • What Does Your Car Insurance Really Cover?”

    presented at St. John's Rehab Hospital

  • Personal injury advertising in Canada

    published on AdvocateDaily.com

  • The rise of personal injury advertising in Canada

    Published in The Lawyers Weekly | February 1, 2013

    Media advertising by personal injury lawyers in the United States is often described as “over the top,” “ambulance chasing” and “unprofessional,” among other less flattering descriptors. Advertising by lawyers is generally thought to diminish the public’s already tenuous respect for the legal profession. Meanwhile, media advertising by personal injury lawyers in Canada, and more particularly … Continued
  • How the Treatment, Care and Reports You Provide to Your Patients is Presented and Challenged When the Case Goes to a Trial

    presented at St. John's Rehab Hosptia

  • Knowing Vital Future Care Cases

    presented at the Advocates' Society's Annual Tricks of the Trade Conference

  • Understanding Neuropsychological Assessments

    presented at the Back to School with Thomson, Rogers - Catastrophic Brain Impairment: Children, Young Adults and their Families (Rehabilitation Strategies) conference

  • What You Need to Know If You Have Been Injured in a Car Accident and What to Ask a Personal Injury Lawyer

    published in Toronto Life's Legal Resource Guide

  • The Transition of Patients from Hospital to Home under the Post September 1st SABS and Co-ordination of Treatment under the New SABS

    presented at the Back-to-School II with Thomson, Rogers conference

  • The Admissibility of Criminal Convictions in Civil Trials

    published in the Annual Review of Civil Litigation | January 1, 2010

    1.0       The Underlying Principles Trial court decisions, on matters of fact, are generally afforded judicial deference by appellate courts.  Appellate courts will defer to the trial judge unless the trial judge was “clearly wrong on questions of fact or on mixed questions of fact and law”.1  In jury cases, the test for appellate review is … Continued
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Fall Conference

    Conference Chair for Mea Culpa: Lessons Lived and Learned | October 29-30, 2009

  • The Matching Principle Revisited: Deducting Apples from Oranges

    presented at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association 2008 Fall Conference

  • Insurer-Funded Medical, Rehabilitation and Attendant Care Services for Brain Injury Survivors while in Hospital

    presented at Hamilton Health Sciences Centre