Robert M. Ben

Robert M. Ben


Practice highlights


Robert’s primary practice is representing and obtaining compensation for victims of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and serious orthopaedic and other injuries, as well as those who have suffered wrongful death. He represents clients throughout Ontario in cases that involve:

  • Vehicular negligence (including automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, ATV, snowmobile and boating accidents)
  • Municipal liability (negligent road design, maintenance/repair, snow, and ice removal)
  • Class actions
  • Daycare negligence
  • Nursing home negligence
  • COVID-19 business interruption insurance
  • Commercial host liability (over-service of alcohol)
  • Occupier’s liability (property owner negligence)
  • Products liability (defective consumer products causing injury)
  • Insurance claims (accident benefits, long-term disability benefits and insurer’s bad faith handling of claims)

Robert brings a unique perspective to his representation of personal injury victims having spent the early part of his legal career defending numerous large insurance companies against personal injury and other claims.  That experience, together with his prior training as a social worker, makes him highly effective in maximizing compensation for his clients and allows him to appreciate the challenges and struggles they face as a result of their life-altering injuries.

Robert is experienced and at home in the courtroom, having appeared as counsel in numerous complex and contentious jury and non-jury trials in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, as well as on appeals in the Divisional Court, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Robert understands that achieving results for his clients requires not only skill and intelligence, but also passion, creativity, perseverance, and, above all else, hard work.

Year of Call



  • Juris Doctor, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law (2002)
  • Bachelor of Social Work, York University, School of Social Work (1999)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Toronto (1995)


  • Listed in The Best LawyersTM in Canada since 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell® Ranked Lawyer, AV Preeminent®
  • LEXPERT® Ranked Lawyer
  • Member, Board of Directors, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Toronto Lawyer’s Association
  • Canadian Civil Liberties Association
  • Ontario Association of Social Workers (past)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton (past)
  • Executive, High Park Little League (past)
  • Member of FAIR (Fair Association of Victims for Accident Insurance Reform)


Tracy V.

Robert Ben and his team were my Personal Injury legal team for my lawsuits from an MVA.

Experiencing personal injuries is life altering. The stress of finding a competent Personal Injury Lawyer who will advocate for your needs is so stressful and difficult. After working with another law firm in the 1st year and getting nowhere, I was referred to Rob and his team. It was night and day.

Rob’s experience and determination as well as his and his teams’ hard work allowed for success. Shouts out to Sonya and Karen (ret.) for being understanding and supportive throughout this process. I highly recommend Thomson Rogers, in particular Robert Ben and his team.

Luke L.

Thomson Rogers came recommended to me by a lawyer I know who works for an insurer. He said something like “this is the firm I would use because they’re the ones I find most challenging when I’m against them.” Great recommendation! I’m glad I followed it. Robert Ben and his team are professional, honest, and effective. I always felt like I knew what was happening, why it made sense, and how it would work. In the end, I got a settlement I am happy with.

Lauren J.

I was referred to TR LAW by a friend and I’m very glad I went with them. It was a long process, but the team here answered and addressed all of my questions and concerns. Daniel Klein was very compassionate and took great care of all matters in a timely manner. He was very helpful on giving me positive input, which helped with mediations. Robert Ben guided us to a favourable settlement I am more than happy about. He kept me up to date and well informed on the process so I completely understood matters every step of the way. He was great on setting my expectations and guiding me through the final steps.

Rosemarie T.

This law firm was highly recommended to me. I am so glad that I called them today for their professional advise. I was so impressed with the advise and expertise that I received from Robert Ben. He was so helpful, honest and knowledgable. With gratitude 🦋 Rosemarie T.

Jim J.X. T.

When I contacted Thomson Rogers for urgent legal assistance on short notice, Robert Ben offered his weekend, during one of the busiest times of his practice (trial prep), to immediately assist my family member. His small act was immensely helpful for my family member. His compassion as a lawyer and his dedication to the practice of law are evident in his established experience and incisive advice. I cannot express my gratitude in words. It’s a rare enough thing these days, a firm that lives up to its exceptional reputation.

Cases of note



TR Law Big Win Blue Cross

Thomson Rogers Legal Team Secures Largest Known Punitive Damages Jury Award in an LTD Claim on Record

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Don’t Let the Clock Run Out On Your Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Claim

Don’t Let the Clock Run Out On Your Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Claim

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8 More Things You (Probably) Don't Know About Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Lawsuits in Ontario

8 More Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Lawsuits in Ontario

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bicycle helmet on ground after an accident

8 Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Motor Vehicle Accident Injury Lawsuits in Ontario

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Supreme Court of Canada Declines to Hear Insurance Company's Appeal of Accident Benefits Coverage

Supreme Court of Canada Declines to Hear Insurance Company’s Appeal of Accident Benefits Coverage

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March 10, 2016

Then and Now: Recent Changes in Automobile Insurance Legislation in Ontario

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March 28, 2014

The Cunningham Report: Major Changes Facing FSCO and the Accident Benefits Dispute Resolution System

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January 24, 2014

Catastrophic Impairments: Increasing Access to Care and Treatment for Patients with Severe Injuries

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Team Members


February 01, 2021

Considerations for “participant” and “litigation” experts

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September 28, 2020

The burden of proof: Proving losses and causation

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April 18, 2016

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

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May 05, 2014


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