Carr Hatch

Carr Hatch

Partner

Practice highlights

Biography

Carr conducts a trial advocacy practice in the field of civil litigation. Carr has successfully represented his clients at trial before the Superior Court of Justice and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. Carr’s practice is dedicated to helping victims and their families achieve the best possible results when they have suffered serious personal injuries.

Carr’s practice focuses on helping victims of personal injuries and fatalities, sexual assault survivors, product liability, occupier liability, facility negligence, medical malpractice, motor vehicle cases, professional negligence, and class actions.

Representative Work

  • Won at trial on all issues representing a 6-year-old boy and his family in a medical malpractice case in Peterborough, where the Plaintiff suffered facial paralysis after undergoing an inner ear procedure. See Shearer v. Sewchand Judgment
  • Lead counsel successfully representing a Toronto Police Officer who suffered from neurological injuries while working on a pay duty.
  • Lead counsel before a jury at a coroner’s inquest, in Hamilton, representing the family of a man shot and killed by police. For more, read the CBC News article: Steve Mesic inquest explores 41 decisive and fatal seconds
  • Represented a man injured in the United States who suffered traumatic brain injuries in a motor vehicle accident. The case settled for a combined tort and accident benefits settlement of over $10,000,000.00 shortly before trial. At the court approval Application, Carr was complimented by Justice Mullins for the modest legal fees relative to the size of the case.
  • Lead counsel successfully representing four survivors of institutional sexual assault for incidents which took place in the 1970’s and 1980’s, when the victims were minors.
  • In addition to countless Plaintiffs in Canada, Carr has successfully represented Ontario Plaintiffs injured in New York State, Michigan, Ohio, Georgia, Florida, and Mexico.

Profile

Carr graduated from law school at the University of Windsor. Carr joined Thomson Rogers as an Articling Student and returned to the firm as an Associate. Prior to attending law school, Carr earned a B.A. in History from Queen’s University, while playing varsity soccer for the Queen’s Golden Gaels. Carr has also worked for the City of Mississauga and volunteered with the Doug Philpott Inner-City Children’s Tennis Foundation, a charity in Toronto.

During law school, Carr served on the committee for Windsor’s inaugural L.E.A.P. program and played varsity soccer for the Windsor Lancers. Carr worked for a criminal defence practitioner during his second summer of law school, gaining direct experience inside the courtroom.

In his spare time, Carr enjoys playing tennis, hockey, soccer, and golf.

Year of Call

2011

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law (2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts – History, Queen’s University (2002)

Accreditations

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers™
  • The Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
  • The Ontario Bar Association (OBA)
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Brain Injury Association of Peel & Halton – Board of Directors
  • Member of FAIR (Fair Association of Victims for Accident Insurance Reform

Industry recognition

Testimonials

Kiana S.

I got into a motorcycle accident in 2016, and ever since I found Thomson Rogers they permanently changed my life. My lawyer was Carr Hatch, he was absolutely so patient with me dealing with my constant neediness and made sure my mind was at ease every step of the way. I can’t emphasize the amount of gratitude that I owe to the Thomson Rogers team, especially to Carr. Highly recommend. Hopefully I never have to see you guys again, but if something ever were to happen again, I know exactly where to go. Thanks again Guys!!

M. Smith

I am in the healthcare sector in the Barrie area and have worked closely with Carr Hatch on several case files over the years. I also have a family member who was in a bad accident and sent her to retain his legal services. He is the consummate legal professional who puts his client needs first. He is attentive, detailed, reassuring and will go to all lengths to help his clients achieve the results that are warranted and deserved. My aunt can’t thank him enough and I recommend him highly.

A.A.

I am extremely grateful for the hard work Carr Hatch put into my case. Unfortunately for the first half of my case (with another lawyer) I wasn’t being properly represented. Everything was extremely sloppy and there was absolutely no progression whatsoever. I needed to focus on recovery and recovery ONLY. Which is why I decided to switch over to Thomson Rogers after doing some research. Being rated one of the top law firms in Canada, it was a no brainer for me. As soon as I was assigned to Mr. Hatch, my case starting going into the right direction shortly after. I have settled my case and I honestly could not be any happier with the results! That’s from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much Mr. Hatch and your lovely team for being so patient, sympathetic and understanding with me through one of the hardest times in my life. Without a doubt I would recommend Thomson Rogers and Carr Hatch to all my family and friends.

D. S.

Thanks once again for you being you. You made a really terrible experience a pretty good one because of your personality. You did a really great job. I would highly recommend you. Thanks so much, Carr.

Cathy McKee of Windsor, Ontario

WRONGFUL DEATH OF POPULAR WINDSOR MAN

John “Jay” McKee had worked for over 30 years at Ford in Windsor before retiring in 2006. Though he had a wonderful career at Ford, he was known by friends, family, and the Windsor community as “Medieval Man” as one of the founders of the Essex Medieval Heritage Society. Jay regularly visited elementary schools throughout Essex County in full medieval costume to bring smiles to students’ faces and teach them about medieval history.

Tragically, Jay was struck by an unlicensed driver in Michigan in December of 2014. Jay fought for his life for several days before he succumbed to his injuries. His death was felt throughout Windsor but particularly by his wife of 46 years, Cathy, who was in the car when the accident happened and was also injured.

“I did not know where to turn after Jay passed away. Members of my family arranged meetings with many different lawyers. After meeting with Carr Hatch we were confident we had met the right lawyer for us. Carr seemed to see everything many steps ahead and navigated the Ontario and Michigan insurance system. He was involved in the investigation with the police force in Michigan, the Michigan criminal trial, and arranged for a full treatment team to help me after the accident.” –Cathy McKee

The McKee family’s civil case settled in 2017.

“I was very comfortable with Carr as my lawyer. My family and I liked the reputation of Carr and his law firm, and we also liked Carr’s ties to Windsor, having gone to law school there and with his long family history at Hiram Walker in Windsor. I am really thankful we had Carr to help us through our very difficult time.” –Cathy McKee

See the Windsor Star article on Jay McKee: Windsor man dies after crash in Michigan; Charges expected against other driver.


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Cases highlight need to break down statutory accident benefits

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April 18, 2016

Major Accident Benefits Changes Come into Effect on June 1st, 2016

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Recent Decision on Impact of SABS Settlement Before Tort Trial

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