Jessica Vickerman

Jessica Vickerman
Shibley Righton LLP
Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction, Personal Injury

Jessica Vickerman, an associate with the Toronto office of Shibley Righton LLP, focuses on litigation.

She graduated with distinction from Wilfrid Laurier University with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in political science and communication studies in 2005, before earning her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario in 2008. Ms. Vickerman was called to the Ontario Bar in 2009.

With a general litigation practice, Ms. Vickerman focuses on professional liability, construction law, and plaintiff personal injury.

She has represented clients before various courts and tribunals across Ontario, including the Superior Court of Justice – General Division, Commercial List, and small claims court, as well as the Landlord and Tenant Board.

During law school, Ms. Vickerman was a recipient of the Dean of Law scholarship and was a committee member of the Student Legal Society and an executive member of Pro Bono Students Canada.

She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, and The Advocates’ Society.

Jessica Vickerman In The News
New law could take courts out of construction lien disputes

Construction lien litigation could be dramatically reduced once new legislation fully kicks into gear, Toronto litigator  Jessica Vickerman  tells . Read more

Three engineers to face disciplinary hearings in Mount Polley disaster

VANCOUVER — A professional association of engineers in British Columbia is alleging negligence or unprofessional conduct against three engineers after the 2014 collapse of a tailings dam at the Mount Polley mine. Read more

New adjudication system to broker construction lien disputes

A new mandatory adjudication system for construction disputes in Ontario should improve the efficiency of the construction industry, Toronto litigator Jessica Vickerman tells .   Read more

New construction laws a boon for industry: Vickerman

Recent changes to Ontario’s construction laws — including a new interim adjudication process to resolve payment disputes and the implementation of prompt payment rules that ensure construction businesses and workers will get paid on time — will ensure projects move ahead with minimal delay, Toronto litigator  Jessica Vickerman tells The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Bill 166 will give homebuyers better protection

Ontario's current home warranty corporation is going to be split into two separate bodies, dividing its duties in part to remove the perception of having a conflict of interest, says Toronto litigator  Jessica Vickerman . Read more

The high cost of free advice: Vickerman

A recent decision from the   United Kingdom is a cautionary tale for professionals everywhere to exercise caution in doling out free advice, says Toronto litigator  Jessica Vickerman . Read more

Clients get substance, not flash, with Vickerman as their advocate

If she were independently wealthy, Toronto litigator Jessica Vickerman would likely be a lifelong student, following her wide-ranging curiosity from subject to subject. Read more

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