Najma Rashid, a partner with the Ottawa law firm Howard Yegendorf & Associates, focuses on personal injury litigation.
After receiving her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English from Carleton University in 1993, Ms. Rashid went on to graduate from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Laws in 1996 and a Master of Laws from Queen’s University in 1997. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1999.
Ms. Rashid concentrates exclusively on civil litigation, mainly plaintiff-side personal injury and insurance law. She is well versed in Ontario’s Insurance Act and its Regulations, including the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule.
Ms. Rashid focuses on motor vehicle accident litigation, including catastrophic claims, as well as Statutory Accident Benefits disputes, long-term disability insurance disputes, disability-related workplace disputes, obstetrical malpractice, and handles insurance litigation — property, commercial, and professional negligence.
She has also appeared in dispute resolution proceedings before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.
Ms. Rashid has written articles for several publications and she has presented at numerous conferences in Ottawa and Toronto on insurance-related topics.
As vice-chair of the Long-Term Disability section of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Ms. Rashid co-chaired a conference in 2015 devoted entirely to long-term disability Insurance.
She is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Advocates’ Society, and supports organizations such as REACH Canada, the Ontario Brain Injury Association and the Canadian Paraplegic Association.