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.