Howard Yegendorf

Howard Yegendorf
FIRM:
Yegendorf & Associates
POSITION:
Founding Partner
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Personal Injury
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Howard Yegendorf, a founding partner with the Ottawa firm Yegendorf & Associates, focuses exclusively on personal injury law.

Mr. Yegendorf graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in political science from Concordia University in 1977, before earning his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa in 1980. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1982.

In addition, Mr. Yegendorf received the designation of Chartered Insurance Professional from the Insurance Institute of Canada in 2006.

With a focus on personal injury law for almost 30 years, Mr. Yegendorf is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation. His experience extends to every level of court in Ontario, having pleaded cases in the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

As president of the Tamir Foundation, a non-profit agency delivering residential and in-home services to developmentally challenged adults in Ottawa, he takes pride in supporting the community through volunteer work.

Mr. Yegendorf is a member of the Carleton County Law Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, and The Advocates Society.

Howard Yegendorf Posts

Yegendorf: optional insurance coverage a 'very wise decision'

Purchasing optional coverage through your auto insurer could be a “very wise decision” in light of changes to Ontario’s Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule and increased delays facing civil trials, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Howard Yegendorf tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

The pros and cons of structured settlements

The structured settlement process is often unknown territory for accident victims, which is why Ottawa personal injury lawyer Howard Yegendorf takes the time to explain the positives and negatives to his clients. Read more

MPP proposes fines for distracted pedestrians

Fines for distracted walking may improve road safety, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Howard Yegendorf tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Barring drivers would revolutionize the civil jury pool

An attempt to bar drivers who pay insurance from serving on civil juries would revolutionize the system as we know it, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Howard Yegendorf tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Cyclists and drivers collide in Ottawa

A spike in bike traffic has been accompanied by a rise in accidents involving cyclists, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer Howard Yegendorf. Read more

Ottawa civil cases suffering delays

Frustration levels are rising for plaintiffs in civil actions as court date scheduling becomes more difficult than ever before, says Ottawa personal injury lawyer Howard Yegendorf. Read more

Motorcycle riders have crucial road safety role

Motorcyclists are often not visible to other vehicles on the road, so riders should be sure to take extra precautions to ensure their own safety, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Howard Yegendorf tells CTV News Ottawa. Read more

Do you have enough auto insurance?

Motorists should consider purchasing additional insurance to protect themselves from liability in the event of a catastrophic injury, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Howard Yegendorf tells CTV News . Read more

'Don't turn a blind eye' at teen parties involving alcohol

Anyone who hosts a party is responsible for the safety of those who attend — even after they have left, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Howard Yegendorf tells CTV News . Read more

Woman whose lower body was completely amputated in crash 'inspirational'

A woman whose lower body was destroyed after a snowplow accident had the most serious catastrophic injuries that Ottawa lawyer Howard Yegendorf has ever encountered his 34 year legal career, he tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more

Settlement reached in 2013 Ottawa bus-train crash lawsuit

Driver error led to a fatal crash between a double-decker Ottawa city bus and a moving Via Rail train in 2013, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Howard Yegendorf tells CBC News. Read more

'Irresistible inference' from accident report that city liable

A recent report into the 2013 crash between an Ottawa bus and train that killed six shows that the city’s liability in the case is clear-cut, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Howard Yegendorf tells CTV News Ottawa. Read more

Party hosts should keep guests' safety and sobriety in mind

Social hosts have a responsibility to ensure their guests drink responsibly, and if they fail to do so, they may be sued and held liable, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Howard Yegendorf tells CTV News. Read more

Courtroom is a 'great leveller' between victims, insurers

In a series of radio interviews on Bell Media , Ottawa personal injury lawyers Howard Yegendorf and Najma Rashid share their expertise on how accident victims with occupiers liability, motor vehicle and long-term disability claims can best level the playing field when battling an insurance company. Read more

Uber's insurance practices remain unclear

As backlash continues against Uber drivers in Ottawa, it’s clear that many unanswered questions remain around the rideshare company’s practices, including what type of insurance coverage it has in place to protect customers, Ottawa personal injury lawyer Howard Yegendorf tells 580 CFRA News Talk Radio. Read more