Founder/Principal, Wynperle Law Inc.
Allen Wynperle began his work in personal injury litigation in the spring of 1994 and founded Wynperle Law in 2002 to serve clients in the Hamilton, Guelph, and Niagara regions. Drawing on 25 years of experience in representing plaintiffs in personal injury litigation matters, his practice focuses on helping clients and their families. He works to ensure they receive the medical attention they need and secures financial restitution for their physical and emotional pain endured, as well as any loss of income due to a personal injury, such as:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Long-term disabilities
- Product liability
- Assault and abuse
- Medical malpractice
Allen regularly appears before the Courts of Ontario, Financial Services Commission of Ontario, Licensing Appeal Tribunal, and other administrative tribunals to secure the best possible outcome for his clients. In addition, he uses several alternative dispute mechanisms to resolve cases effectively and efficiently; these types of dispute mediation methods typically settle matters more quickly than going to trial, which can be expensive and time consuming.
“It’s easy to tell someone who has been hurt as a result of a car accident or from a faulty product or device or as a result of medical malpractice, that they have to be patient,” Allen says. “But if you are the one stuck at home, no longer able to work or participate in physical activities that you once loved, or you simply live with chronic pain, patience can be in short supply. Most of my clients aren’t worried for themselves as much as they are for their families. How will their spouses and children manage without their income? How will their injury change family dynamics if they can no longer do the most basic things, such as showering or dressing by themselves?”
That’s why Allen keeps his clients informed about the status of their claim and—assuming that person is eligible—makes a point of seeing that he or she files as soon as possible for no-fault/accident benefits under Ontario laws. That way, clients and their families have some money coming in to cover basic bills. Allen guarantees that clients get the right referrals to licensed rehabilitation professionals and facilities for proper medical treatment. He gives them the chance for a faster recovery.
“Insurance companies have a lot of power in Canada and engage highly skilled lawyers to defend their interests in personal injury matters,” Allen says. “It’s important to help the “little guy” going up against these big corporations to make sure that any settlement takes into account not just losses incurred, but future needs that might arise as a result of the injury or accident.”
As a certified specialist in civil litigation, Allen has met established standards of experience and knowledge requirements in civil litigation, maintaining exemplary standards in his professional practice. In addition to his role as Director and President-Elect of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Allen marries his outstanding trial experience with his concern for people who are born or have become paraplegic as a result of an accident, illness, or military service in a war zone. He serves as Founding Chair of the Hamilton Chapter of the Canadian Paraplegic Association.
Allen says he was drawn to helping people at an early age, most likely because he experienced so much loss as a teenager.
“I was essentially raised by my big sisters,” Allen says. “They made sure I had food to eat; I received a good education, including university; and I had someone to turn to for support. I try to assist others dealing with traumatic loss as a way to honor what they did for me.”
2006 – Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation, Law Society of Ontario
1996 – Called to the Bar, Law Society of Ontario
1994 – L.L.B., Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
1991 – BA, Sociology, York University
President-Elect, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, 2018-2019
Vice-President, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, 2017-2018
Elected Director, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, 2010-2015
President, Hamilton Medical Legal Society, 2010-2011
President, Hamilton Law Association, 2005-2006
Member, Board of Directors, Canadian Paraplegic Association (Ontario), 1999-2008
Founding Chair, Hamilton Chapter, Canadian Paraplegic Association (Ontario)
Co-Sponsor, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, Peer support program, last 8 years.
- Speaker and chair of many community legal education events at the Hamilton Law Association, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
- Speaker at The Canadian Institute, Canadian Paraplegic Association (Ontario), Chedoke Acquired Brain Injury Program, Canadian Academy of Psychologists and Disability Assessments, and Hamilton Brain Injury Association
- Guest lecturer at Mohawk College, Hamilton
- Presenter at the Ontario Good Roads Association Conference, Joint and Several Liability Reform–Evidence and Solutions, February 27th, 2019.
- Presenter at Newfoundland and Labrador’s Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities, Hearing on Automobile Insurance, September 12, 2018.
News and Media Mentions
- Hamilton sisters awarded $510,000 for father’s sexual assaults, Hamilton Spectator, Apr. 1, 2019
- Children’s Aid Society says it has fired Toronto lawyer who argued a 14-year-old girl is a “sexually mature young woman”, The Toronto Star, Mar. 25, 2019
- A 14-year-old girl is a “sexually mature young woman,” not a child, Children’s Aid Society lawyer argues in sex abuse lawsuit, The Toronto Star, Mar. 24, 2019
- Why insurers write off your car rather than paying for the repair, The Globe and Mail, Mar. 4, 2019
- Joint and several liability review announced, The Law Times, 4, 2019
- Ontario to review municipalities’ concerns regarding “liability chill”, The Canadian Press, 28, 2019
- All Canadians concerned about auto insurance: lawyer, The Telegram.com, Sept. 13, 2018
- Should provincial auto insurers be allowed to cap payments for certain injuries? John’s Morning Show on CBC Radio One, Sept. 12, 2018
- Bullying lawsuits still rare, but believed on the increase, Hamilton Spectator, Jun. 1, 2013
- Hero files suit against friend she saved, CBC News, Dec. 29, 2000