Certified by the Law Society as a Specialist in Civil Litigation
Vincent Genova is a founding partner of Rochon Genova LLP. His specialty is litigation, including catastrophic injuries and personal injury, class actions, long and short term disability, municipal, malpractice, automobile and other insurance law. Vincent's expertise in personal injury litigation ranges from fatalities and serious brain and spinal cord injuries to chronic pain cases.
Apart from his involves in plaintiff class action, Vincent has defended two national class actions commenced in Ontario, one in British Columbia, and the other in Alberta, on behalf of the largest privately held payday loan company in Canada.
Vincent is a graduate of the University of Toronto (B.A., Hons. in Criminology and Sociology, 1984) and received his LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario in 1987. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1989. He has since continued to further his legal education through Harvard Law School, participating in the Advanced Mediation Workshop in June, 2004.
Vincent is the past Vice-Chair of the Insurance Law Section of the CBA of Ontario, a member of the Canadian Italian Advocates Organization, the Advocates' Society, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. He was Chair of the CBAO Conference on Class Action Suits in 2000, and was an Instructor in Advocacy, the Bar Admissions Course, for a number of years.
Vincent obtained the designation of Certified Specialist (Civil Litigation) in 2003.
Vincent was appointed as a Deputy Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Division, in February, 2005.
Vincent has presented papers on insurance issues to the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association Claims Conference. He has participated in numerous radio programs and appeared on television programs such as Goldhawk Live and CBC's Newsworld to discuss various legal cases and issues.
Key cases include
Macartney v Warner, 29 O.R. (3d) 720; Macartney v. Warner, (1996) 34 C.C.L.I. (2d) 119; Wilson v. Servier Canada Inc., 50 O.R. (3d) 219; Khaze v. Routledge, 49 C.P.C. (3d) 49; Leadbetter v. Penncorp Life Insurance Co.,  O.J. No. 496.
Community Involvement and Interests
Vincent is an avid motorcycle enthusiast. He is actively involved with his youngest sons' hockey team and enjoys playing road hockey with his children and their friends. Vincent is fluent in English and Italian, and is currently learning Spanish.