Jonathan Charland


Jonathan is a lawyer at Sommers Roth & Elmaleh and a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Jonathan’s practice is devoted exclusively to the pursuit of justice for those impacted by medical negligence.

Prior to joining Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, Jonathan practiced at a boutique law firm and has extensive experience representing businesses and individuals at all levels of court in Ontario. Some of his cases have been reported in the Ontario Reports and cited in authoritative texts such as Watson & McGowan’s Ontario Civil Practice and Grey’s Annotated Business Corporations Act.  He is also an advisor to students for the trial advocacy portion of the Law Practice Program at Ryerson University.

Jonathan achieved the Martin G. Westmacott Award while earning his B.A. (Hons. Spec.) in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. He was honoured with a Volunteer of the Year Award at the N’Amerind Indian Friendship Centre in London, Ontario where he supported indigenous youth in their academic pursuits. He also served as a mentor for undergraduate students at the University of Toronto and acted as a Senior Editor of the Indigenous Law Journal. As part of his legal training, Jonathan studied at Osgoode Hall Law School and took an internship in Saskatchewan. He is a citizen of the Métis Nation of Ontario.

Jonathan is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Indigenous Bar Association, and the Advocates’ Society.

He spends his free time with his wife, playing guitar, and playing hockey.

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