Karim N. Hirani
Karim obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University graduating with a major in Criminology and a minor in Political Science. He obtained his LL.B. from Queen’s University in 2001 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2002.
After completing his articles with a prominent Toronto law firm, Karim initially practiced plaintiff side civil and commercial litigation and subsequently practiced insurance defence litigation at a boutique Toronto law firm. Karim joined the firm in 2007 and is a Partner. His practice focuses primarily on insurance defence, including motor vehicle tort, personal injury, occupiers’ liability, oil spills, construction and commercial general liability.
Karim has a particular interest in trials and appellate work. Of note, Karim acted on behalf of an insured defendant at trial and obtained a strong jury verdict on liability and damages in a reverse onus case involving a cyclist. Karim also successfully argued the leading case in Ontario where an action was dismissed on summary judgment on the basis that the Plaintiff failed to satisfy the physical evidence aspect of the “other material evidence” requirement under the OPCF 44. Karim has prepared appeal materials for matters before the Divisional Court, Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada and has also appeared before the Divisional Court and the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Karim is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Defence Lawyers, the DRI and the Advocate’s Society.