Charles Flaherty designed the Flaherty, Sloan, Hatfield slogan “Experience, Integrity, Results,” based on what he strives to provide his clients in each step of their personal injury process.
Charles is one of the most experienced civil trial lawyers in Southern Ontario. Over decades of personal injury work in the Hamilton area, Charles has built many strong relationships in the region’s legal, medical and insurance communities that benefit his clients.
Charles has an excellent reputation as an open and direct, caring and honest person of integrity. He understands and empathizes with the serious impact of your injury on all aspects of your life and those who you care about. He often goes above and beyond his role as your lawyer to help you with related issues arising from your situation. His team values your support and service.
Charles advocates effectively for the best care for his clients and secures the highest possible compensation. He advises and decides with his clients and their families when the best results will be obtained with digging in his heels and fighting for his client’s rights, and when a carefully calculated compromise will secure the greatest compensation.
For over a quater century, Charles has practiced almost exclusively as a litigation lawyer. He has appeared at every level of court in Ontario and has conducted hundreds of trials.
Charles has both a healthy respect for the process, and the respect of the Courts and his fellow lawyers, having either had cases against, or appeared before nearly every sitting judge in the Greater Hamilton area.
He restricts his practice to personal injury law, insurance claims, disability claims and professional and medical negligence.
Education and Career History
Charles attended McMaster University as an undergraduate and a graduate student before attending Queen’s University where he obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree in 1984.
Charles articled at Cassels Brock and Blackwell in Toronto before returning to Hamilton to practice law. For many years Charles was the litigation partner at a full service law firm.
Charles joined the Morris Law Group in 2001 before opening his own firm, Flaherty Law (now Flaherty Law Professional Corporation) in 2007. He was joined by Steve Sloan and Lawrence Hatfield, also from the Morris Law Group in 2009 when the three associated their law practices and became Flaherty, Sloan, Hatfield.
Charles is an active member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Hamilton Law Association, Hamilton Lawyers Club, and Hamilton Medical Legal Society.
Charles has sat on numerous boards and committees including the Hamilton Law Association and most recently the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors.
Being born and raised in Hamilton, Charles values this community and continues to make it his home and a city he cares deeply about. Rather than brazen billboard and bus advertisements, Charles prefers to support to local charities and give his time to people in need.
Charles and his wife Laura actively parent their two sets of twins who attend local public schools. Charles actively participates in his childrens’ school and sport activities. He values relationships with his extended family and friends. He plays piano, reads very widely and is a competitive skier.
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