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Vincent Genova


Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Team Members:

Sara Nagalingam – Associate ([email protected]) – Ext. 295

Alessandra Ottaviano – Associate ([email protected]) – Ext. 239

Gina Smith – Law Clerk ([email protected]) – Ext. 229

Radha Manhas – Accident Benefits Clerk ([email protected]) – Ext. 237

Tetiana Mehrmann – Legal Assistant ([email protected]) Ext. 247


Vincent Genova is a founding partner of Rochon Genova LLP. His specialty is litigation, including catastrophic injuries and personal injury, class actions, long and short term disability, aviation, municipal, automobile and other insurance law litigation. Vincent’s expertise in personal injury litigation ranges from fatalities and serious brain and spinal cord injuries to chronic pain cases.

Vincent also heads up our aviation law group at Rochon Genova LLP, where he works with a team of lawyers to help plane crash victims and their families. Apart from his involvement in plaintiff class actions, Vincent has defended two national class actions commenced in Ontario, one in British Columbia, and the other in Alberta, on behalf of the largest privately held payday loan company in Canada.

Vincent is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.A., Hons. in Criminology and Sociology, 1984) and received his LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario in 1987. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1989. He has since continued to further his legal education at Harvard Law School, participating in the Advanced Mediation Workshop in June, 2004.

Vincent is the past Vice-Chair of the Insurance Law Section of the CBA of Ontario, a member of the Canadian Italian Advocates Organization, the Advocates’ Society, the American Association for Justice, and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. He was Chair of the CBAO Conference on Class Action Suits in 2000, and was an Instructor in Advocacy at the Bar Admissions Course, for a number of years.

Vincent obtained the designation of Certified Specialist (Civil Litigation) in 2003. He was appointed as a Deputy Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Division, in February, 2005 until 2015. Vincent also taught civil procedure for 3 years beginning in January 2014 at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto as an adjunct professor.

Vincent has presented papers on insurance issues to the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Claims Conference. He has participated in numerous radio programs and appeared on television programs such as Global News, Goldhawk Live and CBC’s Newsworld to discuss various legal cases and issues.

Vincent is an avid motorcycle enthusiast. Until recently he was actively involved with his sons’ hockey teams and enjoys playing road hockey with his children and their friends. Vincent is fluent in English and Italian, and is currently learning Spanish.

Areas of Practice

  • Catastrophic & Personal Injury; Motorcycle Accidents
  • Class Actions
  • Long & Short Term Disability; Life Insurance Denials
  • Aviation
  • Auto Insurance & Other Insurance

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Specialist (Civil Litigation), 2003
  • Advanced Mediation Workshop, Harvard Law School, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1989


  • University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law, London, Ontario, Canada
    • LL.B. – 1987
  • University of Toronto
    • B.A. – 1984
    • Major: Criminology and Sociology
  • Harvard Law School, Participated in Advanced Mediation Workshop in June, 2004

Representative Cases

  • Macartney v Warner, 29 O.R. (3d) 720
  • Macartney v. Warner, 34 C.C.L.I. (2d) 119 (1996)
  • Wilson v. Servier Canada Inc., 50 O.R. (3d) 219
  • Usanovic v. Penncorp, 2017 ONCA 395


  • Adjunct Professor since January 2014, Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto
  • Chair, CBAO Conference on Class Action Suits, 2000
  • Instructor, Advocacy at the Bar Admissions Course

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Insurance Law Section of the CBA, Member and Past Vice-Chair
  • Canadian Italian Advocates Organization, Member
  • Advocates’ Society, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Deputy Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Division, February, 2005 – 2015


  • English
  • Italian