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Butter Torts: A Truly Canadian Legal Podcast

Nov 13, 2020

Brenda Agnew welcomes Jonathan Burton to today’s episode. Jonathan joined Gluckstein Lawyers in 2005. He received his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Western Ontario in June 2006 and returned to the firm to carry out his articles-at-law. Following his call to the Ontario Bar in June 2007, Jonathan assumed his current position as associate lawyer at Gluckstein Lawyers. Jonathan restricts his practice to insurance litigation including Personal Injury, disability matters, occupier’s liability, medical malpractice, and product liability.

Jonathan has always been driven by a passion to help those in need, which fuelled his decision to pursue a legal career representing injured persons and their families. Prior to commencing his legal studies, in 2003 Jonathan attained a Bachelor of Administrative and Commercial Studies degree in Organizational and Human Resources, also at the University of Western Ontario. He has an outstanding ability to communicate with and understand his clients and their needs.

Key Takeaways:

[2:45] Jonathan shares the reason why he became a lawyer.

[6:01] Jonathan talks about his experience as a bank teller.

[7:25] How did Jonathan become part of the Gluckstein family?

[10:36] What keeps Jonathan at Gluckstein Lawyers?

[15:25] Jonathan talks about the unpredictability of a legal process.

[18:40] Jonathan shares some of his most memorable stories.

[25:52] Everyone is just human, they are trying to do the best they can for themselves and their clients.

[29:14] The importance of truly listening to a client.

[30:04] Jonathan shares about some of his most memorable clients.

[35:16] Jonathan talks about the one story that stands up among all.

[37:45] Brenda and Jonathan highlight the joy of participating in the community events that Gluckstein Lawyers organizes.

[39:42] The biggest challenges in the legal field specifically in regard to personal injury.

[46:50] How COVID impacted Jonathan´s work.

[56:10] Jonathan shares what mustn’t be forgotten.

[59:55] “This or that” questions.


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