Smitiuch Injury Law - Toronto Personal Injury Lawyers
SMITIUCH INJURY LAW 15 CELEBRATING 2001-2016
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Hamilton Office 905.777.7907

Our People

At Smitiuch Injury Law, we pride ourselves on the accessibility and quality of our legal services. Our Toronto, Brantford, Simcoe and Hamilton law offices offer the benefits of a large firm with a small firm personal touch. Members of our team speak English, Ilocano, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Tagalog.

Our Lawyers

To learn more about the lawyers at our firm, click on the profile links below.

Our Staff

Chris J. Jackson

Chris Jackson is the Accident Benefits Manager at Smitiuch Injury Law. Mr. Jackson is Chris Jackson responsible for managing all accident benefit matters related to a case. Before joining Smitiuch Injury Law Chris was a Senior Accident Benefits Examiner and ADR Coordinator with a large insurance company. He brings a wealth of experience to the firm including senior roles as a Rehabilitation Consultant, Director of Client Services (Plaintiff) and Vice-President at a Disability Management firm.

Mr. Jackson holds a Master of Divinity degree and a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) degree both from King's University College at The University of Western Ontario. He was awarded a Canadian Forces Decoration (CD) Medal for twelve years of honourable service in the Canadian Armed Forces (Reserves).

Chris was the Chair of the Law Clerks Section of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association for 2013 to 2015. He has spoken at several conferences on accident benefits related topics throughout Ontario and is also a regular speaker in the Essentials of Case Management course at McMaster University. In his spare time he volunteers on the Fundraising Committee for the Hamilton Brain Injury Association.

Chris is the recipient of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) Outstanding Law Clerk award for 2015.

Chris can be reached directly at, chris@sil.lawyer, 416-621-1551, ext. 202.

Caroline Tarjan

Miss Caroline Tarjan is a Student-at-law with Smitiuch Injury Law.

She earned her law degree (J.D.) from Queen’s University. Before studying law, she completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degree in Biology and Hispanic Studies from the University of Guelph.

During law school, Caroline enjoyed participating in community legal clinics including the Queen’s Prison Law Clinic, the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic, and Queen’s Legal Aid. She also completed a certificate in Public International Law in England. While at Queen’s, she represented the interests of students as a Faculty Board Representative with the Law Students’ Society, sat on the Admissions Committee, and participated in intramural soccer and dodgeball. In her final year, she received the course prize in Wills and Estate Law.

In her spare time, Caroline spends time with family and friends, plays sports, and travels around the world.

Recently, Caroline successfully passed both the Barrister and Solicitor Licensing Examinations.

Caroline can be reached directly at, caroline@sil.lawyer or 416-621-1551, ext. 214.

Gurjiwan Brar

Mr. Gurjiwan Brar is a Student-at-law with Smitiuch Injury Law.

He earned his law degree (J.D.) from Queen’s University. Before studying law, he completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Rights and Equity Studies at York University.

During law school, Gurjiwan participated in many extracurricular activities such as the Julius Alexander Isaac Diversity Moot, the Queen’s Legal Aid Clinic, the Bystander Initiative, and the Securities Exemptions Project.

Outside of school, he served on the board of two community organizations and helped organize Turban Up (North America’s biggest turban day), drop-in basketball, career development initiatives for high school and undergraduate students and summer camps.

He enjoys reading autobiographies, spending time at the cottage, and cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Recently, Gurjiwan successfully passed both the Barrister and Solicitor Licensing Examinations.

Gurjiwan can be reached directly at, gurjiwan@sil.lawyer or 416-621-1551, ext. 237.

Arthur P. Ryan

Arthur P. Ryan is the Litigation Coordinator at Smitiuch Injury Law. Mr. Ryan has extensive expertise in serious slip and fall incidents. He is responsible for case management, client liaison, trial and mediation preparation. In addition to his primary responsibilities within the Tort department, he is also a valuable resource to the Accident & Benefits and Marketing departments.

Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Finance from Ryerson University.
Arthur can be reached directly at, arthur@sil.lawyer, or 519-754-1558.

Keith W. Smitiuch

Keith W. Smitiuch is the Operations Manager at Smitiuch Injury Law. He brings a wealth of skill in process planning, project management and information technology. Mr. Smitiuch is a liaison with clients and assists them throughout their case. He is also responsible for the firm's business development initiatives and the operations and administration of the Toronto and Brantford offices.

Mr. Smitiuch holds a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from McMaster University.
Keith can be reached directly at, keith@sil.lawyer, or 519-754-1558.

Dr. Daniel Wilhelmus

Dr. Daniel Wilhelmus is the Medical Consultant at Smitiuch Injury Law. Dr. Wilhelmus has been a practicing Chiropractor since 1995 and managed a large team of health care professionals in his home town of Simcoe, Ontario.

As the firm's Medical Consultant, Dan is responsible for providing an analysis of medical documents and for enhancing the firm's legal services in the Simcoe area. He also maintains a small Chiropractic practice in Simcoe.

Dan is certified in the AMA Guides to Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 4th edition by the American Board of Forensic Professionals and is a Certified Catastrophic Impairment Rater.

Dr. Wilhelmus can be reached directly at dan@sil.lawyer, or 416-621-1551.

Contact Our Law Firm

To meet with a member of our legal team, contact us online or call our office at 416-621-1551 or toll free at 866-621-1551. We offer services in English, Cantonese, French, Ilocano, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Tagalog.

In The News

  • October 14, 2016 - Read the Hamilton Spectator story to find out how regulation changes are affecting an Ontario family
  • October 3, 2016 - The Fall 2016 issue of our newsletter, Disclosure, is now available.
  • October 11, 2016 - Michael Smitiuch discusses the impact of recent auto insurance changes - CBC Toronto Metro Morning and Ontario Morning
  • October 3, 2016 - The Fall 2016 issue of our newsletter, Disclosure, is now available.
  • September 28, 2016 - Peter Cho & Michael Smitiuch give talk about the Stilwell v. Corning case
  • September 26, 2016 - New Associate Lawyer joins the firm - Mr. Matthew Nieuwland
  • September 22, 2016 - Michael Smitiuch Co-Chairs & Speaks at The Law Society of Upper Canada Program
  • August 2, 2016 - Two New Articling Students Join Smitiuch Injury Law
  • July 26, 2016 - We are growing again! We are looking to hire a full time Law Clerk in our Tort department.
  • June 30, 2016 - Read Mike Smitiuch's article this week in Lawyers Weekly on increased use of video evidence in civil cases
  • June 29, 2016 - 2016 Smitiuch Injury Law Scholarship Recipients Announced - St. John's College & Assumption College, Brantford
  • May 26, 2016 - Michael Smitiuch discusses the changes to Ontario's auto insurance on CBC Radio Ontario Morning
  • January 4, 2016 - Articling Student Joins Smitiuch Injury Law
  • December 21, 2015 - 49th Annual CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish 2015 Toy Donations
  • December 10, 2015 - Michael Smitiuch selected as a Legal Expert by Global Law Experts
  • November 20, 2015 - Smitiuch Injury Law staff volunteers at The Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program
  • November 18, 2015 - Bola Damages Suit Against Toronto Police
  • November 18, 2015 - Family Files $5 Million Damages Suit Against Police
  • October 27, 2015 - The Fall 2015, issue of the Smitiuch Injury Law newsletter, Disclosure, is now available.
  • September 16, 2015 - We are pleased to announce the opening of an office in Hamilton!
  • September 15, 2015 - Should Ontario's legal regulator ban lawyer advertising?
  • September 9, 2015 - Chris Jackson awarded OTLA's 2015 Outstanding Law Clerk Award
  • August 13, 2015 - Family Whose Son Died in Muzik Club Shooting Mourns Loss and Looks For Answers
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3280 Bloor Street West
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Toronto, Ontario M8X 2X3

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Brantford, Ontario N3R 7V5

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Hamilton, Ontario L8N 3W1

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Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 2V9

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