Jahmiah Ferdinand-Hodkin Partner

Speaks:  English, French

Year of Call: 2008 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-786-0275

Fax: +1 613-788-4485

Email: jahmiah.ferdinandhodkin@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Ottawa

Jahmiah Ferdinand-Hodkin

Jahmiah Ferdinand-Hodkin is a litigator in Gowling WLG's Ottawa office, practising civil litigation with a focus on commercial litigation, professional liability and insurance defence. She promotes frequent communication, early case assessment, assistance with project management and effective budgeting for all of her clients.

Through her insurance defence and professional liability practice, she acts for a number of carriers on behalf of individuals and specialized insureds, including engineers, local municipalities and health care professionals. She has experience in oil spills, flood loss, fire loss, motor vehicle accident and property loss claims. 

Jahmiah has also represented clients in a wide range of commercial disputes, including construction litigation and liens, environmental contamination and remediation, cross-border disputes, banking and financing matters, contract and collection matters, and bankruptcy and insolvency litigation. 

Since joining Gowling WLG in 2008, Jahmiah has successfully represented clients in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court and in arbitrations. She has also worked closely with clients to provide pre-litigation and early litigation advice resulting in the prompt and efficient resolution of their disputes.

During her legal studies, Jahmiah was a research assistant to various professors at the University of Ottawa, most notably in the areas of Charter disputes and environmental litigation. Largely in conjunction with this research, she worked in the University of Ottawa's environmental legal clinic.

Jahmiah practises law in both English and French.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2008

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2007

    • Education
      University of Ottawa, LLB, cum laude


  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • The Law Society of Upper Canada

Co-Author, "Interim Relief in Complex Litigation", presentation for the Complex, Mega and Advanced Litigation conference, (Toronto),  February 28, 2011

Co-Author, "Gone Fishing: Letter Rogatory Applications will not be Rubber-Stamped", CBA Newsletter, February 2011

Obtaining Evidence From Non-Parties, June 2010.

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