Alfonso E. Campos Reales

Alfonso E. Campos Reales

- Partner -

“ Helping people is a guiding principle for me, as I have ultimately been on that same receiving end in a life changing way. Being a plaintiff personal injury lawyer allows me to live that life of service, which is important to me, in my professional life. ”

CONTACT INFO

Email: acamposreales@lerners.ca
Phone: 519-640-6362
Fax: 519-932-3362
85 Dufferin Avenue. P.O. Box 2335, London, On N6A 4G4

Professional Experience

Partner, Lerners LLP (2016 to present)

Faculty Member, Elder Law program, Osgoode Hall Law School (2017 to present)

Author, The Law of Costs in Personal Injury Actions, LexisNexis (2019 expected publication)

Associate Lawyer, Lerners LLP (2010-2015)

Articling Student, Lerners LLP (2009-2010)

Summer Student, Lerners LLP (2008)

Teaching Assistant, Criminal Law & Procedure, University of Windsor (2007-2009)

Research Assistant, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor (2008-2009)

Area of Focus

Alfonso’s practice is devoted to maximizing the compensation rights of injured victims and their families in all areas of personal injury law, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, wrongful death, premises liability, and disability insurance litigation. He has appeared as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as all levels of Ontario courts on behalf of injured victims and their families, including the Court of Appeal, Divisional Court, Superior Court, and Ontario Court of Justice.

Alfonso is also fluent in Spanish, which allows him to effectively service the large, and growing, Spanish-speaking community in Ontario.

Achievements

20 Under 40 Award, London Inc. Magazine (2017)

Certificate of Appreciation, Canadian Latin American Association (2017)

2012 Latin American Leadership Award

Graduated in the top 10% of Windsor Law Class of 2009

Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (2009)

Law Foundation of Ontario Award (2008)

Helen Norma Laframboise Scholarship (2008)

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP Professional Excellence Award (2007)

Dean’s Honour List, University of Western Ontario (2000-2004)

Community Involvement

Member, Board of Directors, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation (2018 to present)

Member, Board of Directors, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (2018 to present)

Member, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Lerners LLP (2017 to 2018)

Member (Vice Chair), Board of Directors, Canadian Latin American Association (2013 to 2017)

Conference Committee Member, Brain Injury Association of London and Region (2012 to 2018)

Member, Hispanic Business Opportunities Committee, London Chamber of Commerence (2011 to 2013)

Noteworthy Cases of Record

Rankin (Rankin’s Garage & Sales) v JJ, [2018] 1 SCR 587

R v Ali-Tawfiq, 2014 ONCJ 727

Muller v Bluewater Recycling Association, 2013 ONCA 154

Muller v Bluewater Recycling, 2012 ONSC 5031

Selected Presentations/Publications

Author, The Law of Costs in Personal Injury Actions, LexisNexis (2019 expected publication)

“Unprotected Defendants: Claims Against Road Authorities, Repair Shops, Vehicle Manufacturers” (Speaker, 2nd Motor Vehicle Litigation Summit, Law Society of Ontario, 2019)

“Long-Term Care Home Negligence and Personal Injury” (Faculty Member, The Osgoode Certificate in Elder Law, 2017 to present, Osgood Hall Law School)

“Collateral Benefits Productions: Who gets what? What is producible and when can you say “No”? (Speaker, 2018 Fall Conference, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association)

“Changes to the Catastrophic Impairment Definition: An Update” (Speaker, 2015 Annual Conference, Brain Injury Association of London and Region)

“Seguro de Automóvil en Ontario (Automobile Insurance in Ontario)” (Seminar presented in Spanish, Goodwill Industries/Canadian Latin American Association, 2013)

Memberships

Canadian Latin American Association (CALA)

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association

Law Society of Ontario

Ontario Bar Association

Canadian Bar Association

Middlesex Law Association

The Advocates’ Society

Education

Admitted to the Ontario Bar (2010)

Bachelor of Laws, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor (2009)

Master of Arts, Canadian Politics and Political Theory, University of Western Ontario (2005)

Bachelor of Arts (With Distinction), Political Science, University of Western Ontario (2004)

Personal Information

Outside of work hours, Alfonso enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons. He also enjoys basketball, soccer and loves cycling.

Client Testimonials

“One Friday I was on my way home from school and when I tried to cross to the other side of the road, and I was struck by a car and flew 20 feet, landing on the ground. I was seriously injured, fracturing my pelvis and my L3 and I had a big cut on my head.

My mom called Alfonso and when he came to the hospital he told me that he was going to help me and that everything was going to be okay. It was good to know that somebody had my back. Alfonso treated me like a family member. Throughout my case, he was always asking how I’m doing, if everything was okay, asking about my mom, how everybody was treating me, and if I needed anything. He took care of everything right from the start. He is confident and told me to look at it like there was no case and to just focus on my normal life. He made it easier by saying those words. I didn’t have to worry about any of it.

Alfonso treated me as if I was his brother, his family. He made me feel like I was a human being, not just some number. That is one of his best qualities as a person and as a lawyer, treating people like he cares and that’s how he made me feel.”

-Lenin B.

 

“First and foremost, I would like to thank you and your team for the tremendous help and understanding towards my situation throughout the years. My family and I truly appreciate your professional services and are extremely thankful for the effort, trust and work ethic put into each step.

You and your team were always honest and completely reliable for any issues I had, making me feel well respected and confident with our case. I appreciate all of your advice, actions and everything you and your team at Lerners did for me.

I sincerely can’t express my appreciation and gratitude for your comfort, care and help to me as a client. It was truly a pleasure and together we managed to reach a favourable outcome.”

–  Joseph G.

 

“I was extremely satisfied and impressed with you Alfonso.

You were honest, open and forthright and did not set unrealistic expectations. In the big scheme of things, this was probably a relatively minor matter, but that did not impact your view on the significance it had to me. I felt respected and confident trusting your advice and professional judgement. Your actions, intent and responses were deliberate, particularly when your recommendation was to reject the initial offer presented.

It was a pleasure meeting and working with you on this and having you as my advocate to reach a favourable outcome.”

– Lucille Z.

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