Award announcement

Richard Halpern of Thomson, Rogers receives OBA’s Distinguished Service Award

April 27, 2015

We are pleased to announce that our partner, Richard Halpern, is the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the Ontario Bar Association. This award recognizes exceptional career contributions and achievements.

Richard’s practice is exclusively civil litigation with particular emphasis on medical malpractice cases on behalf of the patient and auto accident cases on behalf of the injured party.

Richard is immediate past President of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. Richard is also the current chair of the Ontario Bar Association Working Group on Auto Insurance Reform. As a member of the Board of Directors of OTLA, he has been heavily involved in advocating for the rights of innocent accident victims and for reform to auto insurance. He has made numerous presentations to members of the Ontario Legislature on auto insurance reform.

Congratulations, Richard.

Thomson Rogers

Established in 1935, Thomson Rogers is a leading Ontario plaintiff litigation firm specializing in personal injury, medical malpractice, class action, municipal, expropriation and family litigation. Our personal injury group has a reputation for taking on the most complex and challenging litigation matters ranking as one of Canada’s Top 10 Personal Injury law firms. Our class action group deals with a complete array of mass tort cases in personal injury, product liability and institutional abuse. Our municipal law group is active in all areas of land development. Our family law group provides representation in family/matrimonial litigation. Our lawyers regularly argue cases before the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. We advocate before administrative boards and tribunals across the Province, are leaders of major legal associations and active in the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

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Richard Halpern

Thomson Rogers

Law School

University of Windsor

Year Of Call


Area Of Practice

Personal Injury