Lawyer

Jamal Rehman

Jamal’s developing practice is focused on civil and commercial litigation, with a focus on insurance defence and privacy. He is a strong advocate for his clients, and works to resolve disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Which of your cases makes you proudest of the result?

Any time I resolve a dispute to my client’s satisfaction brings a sense of accomplishment. To be able to triage disputes at their outset and advise my clients throughout the litigation process while keeping them regularly informed is an element of lawyering I find truly satisfying. However, one matter that stands out as being particularly rewarding was assisting a prominent cosmetic company with the resolution of a cybersecurity breach they had suffered. I advised the client on the implementation of robust privacy measures that were in substantial compliance with applicable privacy legislation. I also advised the client on how to quantify and mitigate reputational damage they had suffered as a result.

What do you think the most important factor is in resolving a file?

The ability to see the forest for the trees. While it is critical, particularly at the outset of a dispute, to have a comprehensive and detailed understanding of all of the issues in dispute, it is thereafter critical to understand the key underlying positions and motivations of the parties from an empathetic perspective, as this more often than not lends itself to the efficient resolution of a dispute.

What’s the most valuable lesson that your professional experience has taught you?

While aggressive and haphazard lawyering looks good on TV, it certainly is not always conducive to dispute resolution. My professional experience has taught me that patient, reasonable, empathetic, and principled advocacy is a much more effective form of litigation that more naturally lends itself to resolving the majority of disputes.

Background

Jamal is an Associate at Marta Watson LLP practicing with the firm’s litigation group. Jamal’s developing practice is focused on civil and commercial litigation, with a focus on insurance defence, privacy, and cyber liability. He regularly advises clients on a variety of matters, including motor vehicle collisions, occupier’s liability, products liability, professional negligence, as well as commercial disputes and contractual issues. His approach to litigation is pragmatic and cooperative. He focuses on providing timely, pragmatic, and cost-effective results and strives to consistently develop cohesive strategies that meet his clients’ needs.

Prior to joining Marta Watson, Jamal articled and practiced at a prominent litigation boutique where he advised corporate and private clients on sophisticated personal injury, property loss, and contractual matters. He has successfully appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Licence Appeal Tribunal, and Small Claims Court.

Jamal also takes an interest in legal research and writing whose works have been published in a number of publications, including the Toronto Law Journal.

Jamal graduated cum laude from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law in 2019. During law school, Jamal was competitively selected as a Teaching Assistant for the Faculty’s Dispute Resolution Practicum. He was awarded with the Rick Weiler Prize for Effective Lawyer-Client Relations and Teamwork in Mediation. Jamal also holds an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Western Ontario.

In his spare time, Jamal is an avid sports fan, enjoys traveling, exploring new restaurants and coffee shops in the city, and listening to Charles Bradley records.

Education and Credentials

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2020
  • JD., University of Ottawa, 2019
  • BHSC. (Hons), University of Western Ontario, 2015

Contact
Jamal Rehman
416-868-3982
jrehman@martawatson.com

Legal Assistant
Tania Ferreira
416-849-2584
tferreira@martawatson.com