Steve Rastin

Steve Rastin
FIRM:
Rastin & Associates
POSITION:
Managing Partner
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
Personal Injury
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Steve Rastin, managing partner with the Barrie, Ont. firm Rastin & Associates, focuses on personal injury law.

He graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in medieval studies, before earning his Doctor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario.

For more than 20 years, Mr. Rastin has focused on personal injury law, including motor vehicle accidents, product liability, long-term disability, slip-and-fall accidents, and dog bites.

He has appeared before all levels of the court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

As a past president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Rastin advocated for accident victims and lawyers on a variety of court reform initiatives.

He speaks at legal conferences aimed at educating both lawyers and health-care professionals and is the author of various legal publications and reference materials.

In addition to his legal work, Mr. Rastin has been president of the Rotary Club, chair of the Huronia District Hospital Board, chair of the Ministry of Health's Simcoe-Muskoka Hospital Network, and a member of the Police Services Board.

Mr. Rastin is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Advocates’ Society, and received his call to the bar in Ontario in 1995 after attending law school at Western University.

Steve Rastin Posts

Rastin cautiously optimistic about simplified procedure changes

Changes to the Ontario’s Rules of Civil Procedure have the potential to boost access to justice, says Barrie-area personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin. Read more

Dependency claim can improve settlement in wrongful death

If someone dies in an auto accident due to the actions of another driver or the failure of the municipality to maintain the road, dependants can make a claim under the Family Law Act, for loss of care, guidance and companionship, but in the right case compensation should not be limited to those heads of damages, says Barrie-area personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin. Read more

How you’re victimized twice when you’re in a car accident

By Steve Rastin Every day in Ontario, hundreds of drivers are injured in car accidents. In many cases, these unfortunate individuals suffer serious losses that impair their ability to live a normal life or earn a living to support themselves and their families. What many don’t realize, however, is that, in this province, you are actually victimized twice when you are in a car accident. Read more

Get advice from experienced counsel after a fatality: Rastin

If someone dies in an auto accident due to the actions of another driver or the failure of the municipality to maintain the road, remaining family members should retain experienced legal counsel to build a claim for compensation, says Barrie-area personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin. Read more

What if employer tries to force early return from disability leave?

By Steve Rastin As the Canadian workforce continues to get older, the number of workers facing disability issues continues to rise. Read more

Time for Licence Appeal Tribunal 'rewrite:' Rastin

Concerns expressed in 2015 about the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) assuming responsibility for accident benefits disputes have been validated, says Barrie-area personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin. Read more

What information do I need before meeting with a PI lawyer?

By Steve Rastin We understand even the thought of having to meet with a lawyer, in general, can cause feelings of anxiety. Read more

Rastin among guest speakers at OTLA conference

Barrie-area litigator Steve Rastin will be a guest speaker at the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association 2019 LTD Conference: Litigating the Long Term Disability Case. Read more

Ford not hitting on all cylinders but on the right road: Rastin

Ontario’s Conservative government deserves praise for many initiatives announced in its first year in power, though it's at the risk of making serious missteps in some areas, says Barrie-area personal injury lawyer Steve Rastin . Read more

Rastin peddling bicycle safety message

It’s vital that children understand the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bicycle, Barrie-area litigator Steve Rastin tells Barrie Today at the kickoff of the Helmet On Kids program. Read more

LSO change starts with casting a ballot: Rastin

The best way to effect change at the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) is to cast a ballot in the bencher elections, says candidate Steve Rastin , managing partner with the Barrie, Ont. firm Rastin & Associates. Read more

Healthy legal profession is important to public interests: Rastin

Law Society bencher candidate Steve Rastin , managing partner with the Barrie, Ont. firm Rastin & Associates , says a strong, effective legal community is vital to society. Read more

Rastin to share insights at Accident Benefits 2019

Barrie-area litigator Steve Rastin will be a guest panelist at Osgoode Professional Development’s Accident Benefits 2019: What’s New, What’s Important? Read more

Policy needs effective enforcement: bencher candidate Rastin

Barrie-area litigator Steve Rastin , says if elected as a Law Society of Ontario (LSO) bencher, he will strive to find "ways to ensure lawyers can continue to provide outstanding service in an age of disruption.” Read more