Robert Findlay


Robert Findlay


Rob has deep roots in the Hamilton area and cares greatly about the community. He understands that when someone is seriously injured they are extremely vulnerable both physically and financially. He takes great pride in the amazing accomplishments that his team has been able to effect in both restoring health and obtaining full financial recovery for his clients.

Rob is a graduate of Dalhousie Law School. While in Law school Robert was instrumental in helping to establish the first legal aid clinic set up in a Canadian Federal Penitentiary at Dorchester New Brunswick.

He has been representing the interests of accident victims in since 1976. With the advent of no-fault automobile insurance in the 1990s he established one of the first multi-discipline personal injury law firms in the Niagara Peninsula utilizing health providers to internally case manage claims. This innovative approach to the delivery of legal services ensured that, in addition to recovery of damages against the at fault driver, accident victims maximized their entitlement to all available no fault benefits, including income replacement benefits, medical rehabilitation, attendant care and housekeeping.

Rob has a solid reputation for standing up to large insurance companies and forcing them to accept full responsibility for the conduct of their defendant insured. Rob and the Findlay law firm have in recent years achieved some of the largest jury verdicts provided by Hamilton juries.

In Rob’s spare time he enjoys skiing in the winter season and kite boarding in the summer months. He is an avid Tiger Cat fan and shares their commitment to Hamilton and the community.

Notable cases

Ross v. Bacchus, 2013 ONSC 7772 (CanLII)
Markovic v. Richards et al., 2015 ONSC (CanLII)
Molinaro v. Bamford and Lampman Auto Wreckers Ltd., 2011 ONSC 7240 (CanLII)

Professional Affiliations

  • The Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association

  • American Association of Justice   

  • Hamilton Law Association

  • Melvin M. Belli Association   

Published Works

“Relying Upon the Statutory Framework for Mediation in Automobile Injury Claims”, Litigator December 2014 (OTLA)

Community Involvement

  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Hamilton & Burlington

  • Tiger Cat Council

Robert Findlay’s Legal Assistant, Sandy Petty [email protected]