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Robert LittleJohn

Robert Littlejohn, Founder & Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer Servicing Barrie, Orillia, Midland, Collingwood, Newmarket, Greater Simcoe County and Muskoka

Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation

B.A. (U.W.O.), LLB (U.W.O.)

“One Accident Can Change Your Life”

Rob has been actively practicing law in the personal injury field for thirty-one years. He started Littlejohn Barristers in 1996 to genuinely assist injured plaintiffs who could not afford to financially pursue their lawsuits. He takes pride in the precedent-setting decisions he has obtained throughout the years. 


Rob has extensive Trial experience. In 2014, he was awarded the Certified Litigation Specialist designation for his distinguished service. He is one of the few lawyers in the County of Simcoe to merit this award.


Recently, our law firm obtained a chronic pain award for a 55-year-old Honda employee at $3.4 million dollars. In addition to this settlement, our client will continue to receive benefits to age 65. In 2019 alone, we handled several claims that resulted in seven-figure awards.


In 2020, we again had several seven figure personal injury awards. We also recovered every penny of an $825,000 fire loss claim for a client despite five alleged material misrepresentations. If two or more of these misrepresentations were proven, our client would have received nothing.


By March 12th of this year, we have already paid out three seven figure personal injury awards.


Despite COVID-19 and the closure of this Province’s Courtrooms, we again added precedent-setting case results to our accomplishments. It is our belief that making new law assists every disabled person whether we represent them or not.


There are very few active lawyers in this community that have obtained seven figure personal injury jury verdicts: no other lawyer in this community has obtained this for the type of personal injuries I have.


For the past sixteen years, Rob has annually selected one to three Simcoe County residents who have suffered misfortune. He has provided financial assistance to these residents in a manner intended to help them start again. Rob has also assisted many charities, too many to name. Over the years, he has supported the Royal Victoria Regional Health Center, Joe Carter’s Children Aid Foundation event, Bobby Orr’s Celebrity Golf Classic and the Lend-A-Hand Tournament.

Professional Memberships

  • Ontario Bar Association

  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association

  • Simcoe County Law Association

  • American Trial Lawyers Association

The Law Society of Upper Canada has recognized Robert Littlejohn’s leadership in the handling of civil disputes by designating him a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation.

Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation

Through the years, certain insurers have attempted to take advantage of personal injury victims. In court, Rob has fought for the rights of his clients and obtained positive results in a number of different circumstances, including the following:


  1. .Your insurer’s refusal to pay income replacement benefits (IRBs) beyond an alleged two year limitation period: P.V. and Economical Insurance (2020) ONLAT 19-000069/AABS. This is the first IRB decision that gives you the right to sue for IRBs well after a “hard limitation” period has supposedly expired. In this case, P.V. was judicially allowed to pursue his IRB claim four and a half years following his motor vehicle collision. This IRB decision has reversed five previous Court of Appeal decisions, principal among them, Sietzma and Bonnacorso.

  2. Your insurer’s outright refusal to pay your genuine soft-tissue injury claims before Trial, even though it was obvious that they should do so: See Maxwell v. Luck here and here . In this Appellate decision, our client personally received an additional $50,000 award as a result of the harsh conduct of her insurer. This was the first award of this kind in this province.
  3. Your insurer’s arbitrary reduction of the coverage you paid for from $1,000,000 to $200,000 to limit what you should lawfully be paid for your injuries: See Yetman v. Marzec here and here . In this case, our client was awarded uncounted millions by the jury.
  4. Your insurer takes steps to strike out your claim when you did not know you had to give written notice to the city within 10 days and while you were hurt: See Blair v. City of Barrie . This is the first case where the 10 day notice period was successfully challenged and extended under the Limitations Act.
  5. In Dunk v Kremer, see here and here, the Defendant Insurer failed to recognize the significance of an ankle injury to a young individual. The jury returned with a verdict of uncounted millions, including additional award for pain and suffering. This is the highest pain and suffering award for a foot injury case in Ontario.
  6.  A center stone of any personal injury litigation is getting Canada Pension Plan Long Term Disability Benefits for badly injured clients. Once CPPD is approved, it increases what the client receives since the federal government has accepted the severity of their injuries. A major requirement is usually that the client is not working. How do you get them for someone that is? This unique decision explains how:   Marie Whitbread V Ministry of Employment, SST Decision - 2021-03-23

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For your convenience, we’re located just minutes from the County Courthouse. Call Littlejohn Barristers today at 705-725-7355 to find out how we can help you in your fight for justice. Our office is in Barrie, but our lawyers are proud to serve Midland, Collingwood, Orillia and surrounding Ontario areas.

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