Leonard H. Kunka

Leonard H. Kunka

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Biography

Leonard Kunka’s litigation practice is dedicated to helping victims and families who are coping with the effects of life-changing injuries.

Leonard’s father suffered a devastating traumatic brain injury many years ago, and the experience of living with a family member who was recovering from a traumatic brain injury spurred his desire to devote his professional life to helping others who are going through a similar experience.

Dealing with a brain injured family member has given Leonard a unique understanding of the challenges faced by an individual with a head injury, and created in him a compassion and empathy for injured persons and their families.

This experience, together with Leonard’s many years of practice devoted solely to helping seriously injured individuals and their families, has allowed Leonard to develop the most effective and efficient methods of getting injured persons the treatment, rehabilitation, care and compensation they require, so that they can get back to as normal a life as possible.

Leonard has been a partner at Thomson Rogers since 1989, and he has extensive trial experience, successfully representing seriously injured individuals and their families, in all types of injury cases.

Leonard has the honour of having been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers (TM) in Canada since 2010 in the field of personal injury litigation. He has also had the honour of having been selected by his peers to be published in the The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a leading practitioner in the field of Personal Injury Litigation.

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Year of Call

1985

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto (1980)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Osgoode Hall Law School (1983)

Accreditations

  • Certified Specialist (Civil Litigation)
  • LEXPERT® Ranked Lawyer
  • Listed in The Best LawyersTM in Canada since 2010
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Ranked Lawyer
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • The Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA)
  • The Medico-Legal Society of Toronto
  • The Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association (MTLA)
  • American Association for Justice
  • Past Director of the Community Head Injury Rehabilitation Services of Toronto and Region (CHIRS)
  • Member of the Advisory Committee for the Osgoode Certificate in Clinical Risk Program
  • Member of FAIR (Fair Association of Victims for Accident Insurance Reform)

Industry recognition

Testimonials

Fere

Fere Kamkar is the very definition of courage. When she lost her leg in a motorcycle accident, she and her husband found a prosthetic leg called the X3 that would allow Fere to have the best quality of life possible. But when the insurance company told her she wouldn’t qualify for it, Fere’s husband contacted Thomson Rogers Personal Injury Lawyers. Thomson Rogers fought the insurance company’s denial and successfully argued that Fere is entitled to the latest prosthetic technology, which would help her regain as much independence as possible, and allow her to return to her former occupation and all of the activities in life which she previously enjoyed. Fere now has her new X3 prosthetic leg. Not only can she now swim, hike and ski, she’s the only amputee driving a bus for the TTC! Truly inspirational!

Thomson Rogers

 
Fere Kamkar is the very definition of courage. When she lost her leg in a motorcycle accident, she and her husband found a prosthetic leg called the X3 that would allow Fere to have the best quality of life possible. But when the insurance company told her she wouldn’t qualify for it, Fere’s husband contacted Thomson Rogers Personal Injury Lawyers. Leonard Kunka, a partner at the firm, fought the insurance company’s denial and successfully argued that Fere is entitled to the latest prosthetic technology, which would help her regain as much independence as possible, and allow her to return to her former occupation and all of the activities in life which she previously enjoyed. Fere now has her new X3 prosthetic leg. Not only can she now swim, hike and ski, but she’s also the only amputee driving a bus for the TTC! Truly inspirational!

If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious accident, please contact Leonard Kunka at 416-868-3185 for a free consultation.

Derrick O.D.

Without Thomson Rogers, I’m not sure what my future would hold. Without the professional and courteous help from the likes of Leonard Kunka, Alex, and Michael, it would be tedious trudging. In 2012, I lost both legs, below the knee, and had all 10 fingers, to the first knuckle, amputated. Pure and utter pain. Without their help, positive reinforcement, and supreme communication skills, my future would be bleak. The road ahead would have been an uphill battle, a real tough climb too, so I’m eternally grateful for the help, and so glad they were on my side. With Thomson Rogers, you see, my future is not daunting at all, it’s financially secure. Its so bright, I gotta wear shades. And, I can’t thank the entire team enough. Thank-you for everything.

Janet G.

Leonard Kunka and his team of professionals provided our family with help during a tough time from the beginning to end. They provided us with professional advice and legal services along with emotional support. Their lawsuit achieved results that were beyond my expectations. We were very fortunate to have had their support, guidance, and assistance for our case and situation.

Ihor B.

Over many years, we received not only outstanding professional support but also emotional understanding from the entire team of Thomson Rogers, especially Mr. Darcy Merkur and Mr. Leonard Kunka. We will always be thankful for the help they gave us during such a difficult time in our lives.


Cases of note


Press


Blog

OHIP Out-of-Country Leonard Kunka

OHIP Out-of-Country Coverage Is Winding Down and What You Should Know

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Leonard Kunka Perseveres After Five Years of Appeals from State Farm

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Usage-based insurance: Big Brother along for the ride

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Usage-based insurance: Big Brother along for the ride

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Lump Sum CPP Disability Benefits – Does the Insurer Get Credit?

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Pedestrians, Cyclists, and the Role of an Impact in Motor Vehicle Insurance Coverage

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Overview of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule – Ontario Regulation 34/10

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Presentations

February 20, 2013

TORT DAMAGES – The Claims That You Never Knew You Had (and Those You Don’t)

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February 08, 2013

TORT DAMAGES – The Claims That You Never Knew You Had (and Those You Don’t)

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March 07, 2012

Catastrophic Impairment and the Impact of the Court of Appeal Decision in Kusnierz v. Economical Mutual Insurance Company – The Plaintiff’s Perspective

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February 10, 2012

How the Statutory Accident Benefits Can Be Used to Assist Families in Crisis

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June 10, 2011

Ask for Legal Advice – a seminar on recent Court cases impacting the interpretation of the definition of “catastrophic impairment” in the Ontario Statutory Accident Benefit Schedule

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January 25, 2011

An Overview of the Litigation Process (And its Impact on Clinical Risk)

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October 21, 2010

The 3 Most Important Changes to the Ontario Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule From the Perspective of Hospital Trauma Workers

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September 30, 2010

Returning to Work Following a Serious Injury – Success Lies in the Hands of the Rehabilitation Team,

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September 30, 2010

Overview of Accident Benefit Changes and Optional Insurance Coverage

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March 31, 2010

Overview of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule – Ontario Regulation 34/10

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May 03, 2006

Solutions for Injured Children and Their Families under the New Motor Vehicle Regulations

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February 06, 2006

Life after DACs Conference – Working for Adults and Children with Brain Injury within the New Post-DAC System

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July 28, 2005

Accident Benefits for Spinal Cord and Severely Brain Injured Clients/Patients

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February 17, 2004

Ontario Auto Insurance Bill 198 and Other Changes – What the Health Care Professionals Need to Know

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September 16, 2003

Managing Serious Injury Claims under Ontario’s Automobile Insurance Regime

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February 21, 2003

Bill 198 and the New SABS – Adapting to the Changes in the Rehabilitation Setting

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January 25, 2002

Bill 59: New Solutions to an Old Puzzle – Seamless Rehabilitation – Hospital to Home,

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Team Members


Resources

March 26, 2021

Best practices for health care providers in support of arbitrations and mediations

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June 03, 2020

Best practices for reporting in a virtual world

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May 04, 2020

The legal implications of virtual treatments and assessments

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September 27, 2016

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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April 07, 2010

Overview of the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule – Ontario Regulation 34/10

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