Nainesh Kotak

Nainesh Kotak
Kotak Personal Injury Lawyers
Founder & Principal
Personal Injury

Nainesh Kotak, founder and principal of the Toronto-area firm Kotak Personal Injury Law, focuses on personal injury and disability law.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from York University in 1989 and earned his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa in 1992. Mr. Kotak was called to the Ontario Bar in 1994.

Mr. Kotak handles such matters as long-term disability claims, personal injury litigation, accident benefits claims, and Canada Pension Plan denials.

He has appeared before the Superior Court, the Ontario Court of Justice, tribunals including, the Financial Services Commission and the Social Security Tribunal, and conducted appeals before the Federal Court Trial Division.

Outside of his legal work, Mr. Kotak is on the board of directors of the Peel Children's Centre and is vice-chair of the board of Spectra Community Support Services, an organization that provides a 24-hour hotline to those in crisis.

In addition, he serves as vice-chair of the long-term disability section of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, The Advocates’ Society, and the Peel Law Association.

Nainesh Kotak In The News
Reasons a disability claim may be denied and what can be done

By Nainesh Kotak . This a list of five reasons that a disability claim may be denied. Has your disability claim been denied? See if any of these reasons fit your situation. Reason #1: Your disability insurance company says that you have a pre-existing condition. Read more

Any-occupation test a common reason to lose disability benefits

Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak tells Global News that his client’s experience of being cut off disability benefits while undergoing chemotherapy treatment for intestinal cancer illustrates a persistent problem with workplace disability benefits. Read more

Family members awarded substantial damages in car accident lawsuit

By Nainesh Kotak . A mother was driving her car through an intersection when another driver entered against the red light and violently crashed into the family vehicle. The car accident resulted in serious injuries to the mother and minor physical injuries to two of her sons and tragically, her third and youngest child sustained a fatal brain injury. He was only five months old when he died. Read more

Karmic duty drives Kotak to give back to his community

Every year, Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak hosts the Kotak Law Annual Appreciation Gala to show his appreciation to those around him and the wider community. Read more

Car accident injury lawsuit, disability claim dispute tried together

By Nainesh Kotak . It’s not uncommon for persons injured in a car accident to file multiple claims for compensation, depending on the circumstances of the accident and their injuries.  Read more

Long-term disability insurance part 4: after termination

In the final instalment of a four-part series on long-term disability insurance, Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak discusses L TD for terminated employees. Read more

Was your short-term disability claim denied after a paper review?

By Nainesh Kotak . Does this sound familiar? You stop working due to a physical disability or due to stress, depression or anxiety.  Read more

Long-term disability insurance part 3: mental health conditions

In part three of a four-part series on long-term disability insurance, T oronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak discusses the obstacles faced by claimants with mental health disabilities.  Read more

Talking to your doctor when you have a disability claim

By Nainesh Kotak . How you speak with your doctor is of utmost importance when you are applying for short-term disability and long-term disability benefits. Read more

Asthma, other respiratory conditions can cause long-term disability

By Nainesh Kotak . Chronic respiratory disorders are diseases of the airways and lungs that continue over a prolonged period or throughout the lifetime of the affected person.  Read more

Long-term disability insurance part 2: denials

In part two of a four-part series on long-term disability insurance, T oronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak explores how to handle denial of claims by insurance companies. Read more

Was your disability claim denied because you applied too late?

By Nainesh Kotak . Most short-term disability and long-term disability insurance policies will contain clauses that set our when your claim for disability benefits must be submitted. Sometimes disability claims are denied by insurers on the basis that the application was filed too late. Read more

Long-term disability insurance part 1: the basics

In part one of a four-part series on long-term disability insurance, Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer Nainesh Kotak explains some of the lesser-known facts about applying and qualifying for benefits. Read more

Brain injury among the most catastrophic car accident injuries

By Nainesh Kotak . Acquired brain injury refers to a brain injury sustained after birth. More than 1.5 million Canadians currently live with acquired brain injury. Read more

Kotak Law’s Military Appreciation Day honours service men, women

Toronto personal injury and disability lawyer  Nainesh Kotak  tells CHCH  that he hosts the Kotak Law Military Appreciation Day each year as a way of giving back to the men and women of the military who have given so much to our society. Read more

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