Todd Barney is Ottawa born and raised and attended the University of Ottawa and studied social sciences with a concentration in economics. He received his law degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1992. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1994. Prior to opening his own firm, he most recently practiced for 3 years for a mid-sized Ottawa firm, and previous to that practiced for 16 years at the Law Offices of J. Arthur Cogan QC. In his career he has concentrated almost exclusively in the area of personal injury work with an emphasis in medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents. He gained comprehensive experience during his time with Arthur Cogan Q.C. in the complex area of birth injuries. He also has an extensive background in many other areas of the law including disability insurance, product liability, wrongful dismissal, criminal law, and commercial and construction litigation. He was co-counsel on the first certified class action to proceed to trial and appeal in Ontario following the institution of the Class Proceedings Act, 1992.
He has appeared before all levels of Courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and the Ontario Court of Justice, as well as various administrative boards and tribunals including the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, License Appeal Tribunal, Workplace Safety and Appeals Tribunal, and the Social Benefits Tribunal.
Through his years of experience in serving his clients of Ottawa and Eastern Ontario, he appreciates the importance of providing up front and candid advice concerning a case and the litigation process, making the client’s contact with the legal system comprehensible and transparent. The outcome of this approach is achieving the best result possible which is not only informed one, but a result which addresses the needs of the client in a timely and effective manner.