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featured guest on radio station On Saturday, September 25th, our founding partner Greg Monforton will be making a guest appearance on the AM800 Experts on Call show beginning at 3 p.m.

AM800 is Windsor’s leading radio station for news, business and local events. Experts on Call is an hour-long show that provides Windsor-Essex businesses a platform to share information and insight about their services and answer questions from listeners to help them make informed decisions.

Greg will be discussing several topics covering personal injury law:

Greg was previously an Experts on Call guest in January of last year where he discussed different obstacles a claimant may face during the legal process and the length of time it takes for a case to be resolved, among other topics.

Tune in this weekend to learn more about these topics.

eulogy delivered at funeral serviceDefence lawyer Brian Ducharme was a beloved spouse, brother, son, uncle and friend who served his many clients, the legal community and the legal system for decades with great distinction.

Ducharme’s work and service to the people of Ontario was cut short last week when he passed away at 71 years old. His untimely passing is an incredible loss to those who knew and loved him dearly.

A funeral mass for Ducharme was held Monday morning, September 13th, at the Good Shepherd Parish in Lakeshore. Many family members, friends and fellow co-workers were in attendance. Former law partner and dear friend Greg Monforton delivered a heartfelt eulogy sharing memories and words of remembrance.

Ducharme had a special way of making everyone around him feel uplifted. “That was the kind of atmosphere, that atmosphere of happy expectation that being in Brian’s company always seemed to evoke”, said Monforton.

 

 

Ducharme’s love of people, politics, justice and country is what shaped his life and career. As a University of Windsor Faculty of Law alumni, he was a pragmatic, articulate and exceptional lawyer. He truly cared about his clients and was devoted to the fundamental principles of the Canadian criminal justice system, the presumption of innocence and the importance of due process.

Ducharme was also deeply involved in politics and dedicated to helping his local community. “He loved what he did and it showed,” said Monforton during the funeral service. “His very considerable legal skills, knowledge and experience will be missed by many.”

partners greg monforton and jennifer bezaireOur firm is proud to announce that partners Greg Monforton and Jennifer Bezaire have been recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada© for their work in personal injury litigation.

This is the 16th year in a row that Greg has been selected by his peers in the legal industry for this honour and Jennifer’s first year on the list.

Best Lawyers® continues to be a reliable, unbiased source for legal referrals. The publication compiles its list of exceptional lawyers by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys. Only those with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region are selected for inclusion.

This latest edition represents the top six percent of legal talent in Canada.

Greg and Jennifer were recently named to The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as leading personal injury lawyers, which is also based on a peer-review process.

Congratulations to Greg and Jennifer for their outstanding work and continued dedication.

lexpert directory recognizing leading practionersWe are proud to announce that two of our partners, Greg Monforton and Jennifer Bezaire, have been named leading practitioners representing plaintiffs in the prestigious 2021 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

This list acknowledges lawyers based on reviews from lawyers and colleagues.

This is Jennifer’s first year on the list. She is being recognized for her distinguished work representing her clients, her contribution to the legal profession as an instructor at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and as an executive board member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.

Greg has been on this prestigious list for more than a decade. His advocacy skills are well known throughout the region and beyond. He is past president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and continues a lifelong passion to preserve the rights of innocent accident victims.

Read more about our lawyers here: https://www.gregmonforton.com/our-team/

Congratulations to Greg and Jennifer on this significant achievement. We are so proud.

vehicle warm-up thefts and auto insurance coverageWe are proud to announce that our founding partner Greg Monforton is currently being featured in a segment on The Weather Network involving vehicle warm-up thefts.

During the winter months in Canada, many motorists leave their cars running to try to warm up the inside of the car prior to driving off. However, cars left running and unattended are targeted each year by thieves in crimes of opportunity. If this happens to you, you may be wondering whether or not your auto insurance policy will cover you in the event of a theft?

In the segment, Greg discusses that generally you may still be covered under your policy even if the keys were in the car or the engine was left running when the car was stolen. It does not make you ineligible for coverage, but some auto insurance providers may make it harder to receive a payout.

That is why it is important to review your insurance policy and know what is covered. Theft of your car could be covered if you have comprehensive coverage (pays for the cost to repair or replace your car not due to a crash) or all perils coverage (a combination of collision and comprehensive coverage). Both types of coverages are optional but can help provide additional protection.

What if your car was not stolen but certain items inside were? Auto insurance providers will not cover such theft. In these situations, Greg says, you may be covered by your homeowner’s policy. As long as you are a homeowner or renter, this policy will help provide coverage for items stolen from your car.

The best way to avoid a vehicle warm-up theft is to keep your car locked at all times. If it does happen, be sure to contact the police and insurance company. An experienced lawyer can also review the terms and limits of your policy to help optimize coverage in these situations.