Ron Folkes

Folkes Legal Professional Corporation Lawyer Bios

Education
Call to Bar, Ontario, 1974
LL.B., University of Toronto, 1972
B. Com., McMaster University, 1969

Memberships
Advocates’ Society
Canadian Bar Association
Peel Law Association
Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association

Biography

For over 35 years, Ron Folkes has been among the preeminent personal injury lawyers across the Toronto, Peel, and Niagara regions. His practice has included considerable mediation, court, and tribunal experience; he has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Competition Tribunal, the Agricultural Review Tribunal, the Farm Products Boards, and other commissions and appeal tribunals. Many of Ron’s clients come from the business world, ranging from large corporations to small business owners. Ron’s strong roots in Ontario’s agricultural community mean that he has acted for many farm families when the tragedy of an injury or insurable loss strikes.

Ron Folkes’ Philosophy

How did Ron come to make this commitment to personal injury law? “I find helping people to be very rewarding personally. I gave up a rewarding career in the financial world in order to be of assistance to people through this field.” His commitment to each of his clients is evidenced in the diligence with which he conducts his business, providing excellent legal services at an affordable rate. “It is always rewarding to help people, and particularly rewarding to provide access to justice to clients of modest means; without having to pay for it up front.”

Ron’s Approach to Client Service

Ron understands the extent to which an injury can disrupt his clients’ lives. Ron explains, “We take the time to ask our clients key questions to help us understand their situation a little better. This helps us determine what problems we need to address. Many people are living on the edge financially today, which means that a serious personal injury may upset both their income and their life. There is an emotional and mental component to what injured people are going through, and we find that, for many of our clients, the harm they’ve experienced goes far beyond just physical wounds.”

Ron also believes that a key part of his commitment to his clients comes through dependable communication. “We provide a very high degree of lawyer-client contact,” he says. “Our clients work directly with our lawyers, not paralegals. Many of our clients come to us from the larger firms downtown; they’re often unhappy not just with the long trip but with the fact that they rarely get to talk with their lawyer.” When they come to the Folkes Law Firm, “I am available for them, and if I am unable to speak with them, I will make it a priority to return their call within 24 hours. People like the peace of mind that comes from knowing someone is working in their best interest. We want to provide that peace of mind.”

Understanding that legal procedures are intimidating and daunting for most people, Ron is committed to walking each of his clients through the process and keeping them up-to-date every step of the way. “We are on their side, we will keep them informed, and we are committed to helping them reach the best outcome.” We do not ask for payment until the personal injury case is won, and then we have an agreed cap on our charges.

Call the Folkes Law Firm Today for a Free Consultation

Ron Folkes is a leader in the field of personal injury law, having achieved millions of dollars in settlements for his clients through virtually every type of injury claim. The Folkes Law Firm team is committed to providing the highest quality legal representation for each one of their clients, especially within the Brampton and Mississauga communities. The Folkes Law Firm is available for a free half-hour consultation, and can be reached at 14 Nelson Street West, Suite One, Brampton, Ontario L6X 1B7, or by calling (866) 687-1055.