Personal Injury Lawyer

Joseph Campisi

B.A.

Honours Bachelor of Arts (Hon. B.A.), With Distinction, University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College (1994-1998)

M.A.

Master of Arts (M.A.), With Honours, Graduate History Department, York University (1998-1999)

LL.B.

Baccalaureate in Laws (LL.B.), Year 1 University of Ottawa, Common Law (1999-2000)
Baccalaureate in Laws (LL.B.), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (2000-2002)

LL.M.

Master of Laws (LL.M.), Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (2002-2004)

Ph.D.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Graduate Program in Law Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (2005-2009)

Joseph believes that when you understand the law, you can better apply it to serve your clients. His commitment to justice and to helping those who have been treated unfairly, drives Joseph to work as long and as hard as it takes to achieve success for his clients. Given his academic background, Joseph is able to develop both sound and novel legal arguments in order to secure fair compensation, a perspective that is often lacking at other firms.

Joseph completed his LL.B. degree and Master of Laws degree in Civil Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution in 2004. He earned his Doctoral Degree in 2009. He has led the way in a truly ground breaking case involving chronic pain. In his free time, he has served on the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Society of Toronto and plays soccer.

Bio

As an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, Joseph has taught civil litigation and insurance law. He also teaches tort law in the Internationally Trained Lawyers Program of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. Joseph’s academic training has served him well in litigating claims and representing his clients. He has a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in tort and Insurance Law and he has written academic literature on auto insurance law and access to justice.

Joseph has appeared before several courts and tribunals including: The Court of Appeal for Ontario, The Superior Court of Justice, The Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Office of the Commissioner of Review Tribunals – Canada Pension Plan/Old Age Security, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

Memberships

  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • Hamilton Law Association
  • The Advocates’ Society

Achievements or Awards

  • Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, Insurance Law

Publications/Articles

  • Campisi, Joseph Jr. “Examining recent Developments in Auto Insurance. Advice for Creating a Better System of Compensation.” Insurance Lawyer. Vol. 1, No. 1, September/October 2013.
  • Campisi, Joseph Jr. “Pastore: long road to catastrophic designation.” The Lawyers Weekly. Vol. 32, No. 25, November 2, 2012.
  • Campisi, Joseph Jr. “Pastore v. Aviva Canada Inc., Case Comment.” Take Five, On Point Legal Research, October 2012.
  • Campisi, Joseph Jr. “Cost should not be only factor in selecting mediator.” The Lawyers Weekly. Vol. 32, No. 17, September 7, 2012.
  • Campisi, Joseph Jr. “’Compensation crisis’ debate emerges.” The Lawyers Weekly. Vol. 32, No. 8, June 22, 2012.
  • Campisi, Joseph Jr. “Access to Justice, Insurance Reform: 1990-2008.” Canadian Insurance. (April 2009).
  • Campisi, Joseph Jr. Submissions to the Superintendent of Financial Services for Changes to Bill 198, 5-year review of auto insurance in Ontario, July 2008.
  • Campisi, Joseph Jr. “Muscutt v. Courcelles: Assuming Jurisdiction Over Out-of-Province Defendants” The Litigator, Journal of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. (Spring 2003).

Teaching Experience

Fall 2015 Osgoode Hall Law School, Insurance Law Course, 2280.04.
Adjunct Professor, Course Director.
Fall 2014 Osgoode Hall Law School, Insurance Law Course, 2280.04.
Adjunct Professor, Course Director.
Fall 2013 Osgoode Hall Law School, Insurance Law Course, 2280.04.
Adjunct Professor, Course Director.
Winter 2013 Osgoode Hall Law School, Judge, 2013 Torys Moot Program.
Fall 2012 Osgoode Hall Law School, Insurance Law Course, 2280.04.
Adjunct Professor, Course Director.
Fall 2011 Osgoode Hall Law School, Insurance Law Course, 2280.04.
Adjunct Professor, Course Director.
Fall 2010 Osgoode Hall Law School, Insurance Law Course, 2280.04.
Adjunct Professor, Course Director.
Fall 2010 University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Internationally Trained Lawyers Program, Adjunct Professor, Tort Law.
Fall 2009 Osgoode Hall Law School, Insurance Law Course, 2280.04.
Adjunct Professor, Course Director.
Winter 2009 Osgoode Hall Law School, Legal Process Course, LW 1300.
Adjunct Professor.
2004-2009 Osgoode Hall Law School, Lawyer As Negotiator Course, 3960.04.
Visiting Judge/Coach/Instructor.

Conferences

  • Campisi, Joseph Jr.  “Frankly, Scarlett Redux ………… We may need a Grenade Launcher to Knock out this MIG.”   Canadian Defence Lawyers, 6th Annual Accident Benefit Program.   April 24, 2015.
  • Campisi, Joseph Jr.  “I Will See You In Court – Or Will I?  The Loss of the Right to Sue Under Bill 15: For Whom the Claim Tolls.”   Canadian Defence Lawyers, 6th Annual Accident Benefit Program.   April 24, 2015.
  • Campisi, Joseph Jr. “Frankly, Scarlett…..August(in) May cause you to March over a Cliff or at Least Give you the January Blues – Wasn’t this MIG thing supposed to be simple?” The 5th Annual Accident Benefits Joint Plaintiff and Defence Symposium, April 10, 2014.
  • Campisi, Joseph Jr. “Is Anybody Ever Going to Fall Outside the MIG?” The 4th Annual Accident Benefits Joint Plaintiff and Defence Seminar. Gee, I Wonder If There Is Anything Left to Talk About? Canadian Defence Lawyers. April 25, 2013.
  • Campisi, Joseph Jr. “Pastore v. Aviva – When a “4” is a Global “4.” The Twelve-Minute Accident Benefit Insurance Litigator. Law Society of Upper Canada. November 27, 2012.

In the News

  • Yamri, Taddese.  “Toronto lawyer challenges elimination of right to sue.”  Law Times, Vol. 26, No. 4.  February 2, 2015.
  • Kari, Shannon. “The battle for the personal injury dollar.” Canadian Lawyer
  • Vincent, Donovan. “Landmark accident claim case broadens benefits after ‘catastrophic impairment.’” The Toronto Star. September 27, 2012.
  • Melnitzer, Julius. “Ontario Court of Appeal releases landmark decision on chronic pain.” Legal Post, Financial Post. September 27, 2012.