Pullquote: “Ultimately, it’s about getting people the resources they need to rebuild their lives following a traumatic injury. The most rewarding cases are the ones where the clients feel heard and appreciated, and come out of the litigation process with a more positive outlook on life.”
Although many can claim to be born and bred in Ottawa, precious few have the O-town street cred of Auger Hollingsworth associate Charles Genest. After all, Charles still lives in the same Ottawa neighbourhood he grew up in; he, his wife and their dog have a house just a few blocks away from his parents and brothers.
His postsecondary education comprised a total of nine years at the University of Ottawa, first in honours business with specializations in accounting and marketing. He graduated U of O law school in 2013 and was called to the bar in June 2014, starting as a personal injury lawyer at Auger Hollingsworth just a few months later. He’s been with the firm ever since, and not by accident: Charles says helping vulnerable people get what they need to live their lives is extremely fulfilling. Charles also completed the Program of Negotiation, a negotiation training course, as professional development at Harvard Law School in 2017.
But don’t think his proclivity for Ottawa makes him a homebody. Far from it. He also enjoys adventure travel, and when not arguing cases you’ll often find Charles snowboarding in Colorado and New Zealand or trekking the remote jungles of Peru or Borneo in search of rare wildlife. Charles is also a crossfit enthusiast from a very close family that spends time every summer golfing or enjoying watersports at the family cottage, along with hitting the slopes or trails while snowboarding and cross-country skiing each winter.
He’s also something of an amateur astronomist, regularly peering up to the heavens through a scientific-grade telescope he’s got at home. It’s all part of an innate curiosity that Charles says – perhaps with a touch of irony – helps him stay grounded in his career as a personal injury lawyer.
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During your initial strategy session, we will assist you in creating a strategy in how to best pursue your claim, whether it be the result of a car accident claim, 18 wheeler injury, or, other kind of personal injury claim.
There are 5 points to your free claim strategy session:
First, we will listen to your story. You will have a chance to tell everything to someone who wants to hear what happened to you.
Based on the information you provide, we will give you our best advice on both what claims you have and the next steps you should consider to go forward with your claim.
If you claim is something that we think we can help you with, we will explain the services that we can provide for you, and what the next steps are that we should take. We will start working immediately.
If your matter is something that we do not think we can help you with, then we will attempt to put you in contact with another lawyer that might be able to help you.
Either way, what should happen is we will put to rest some of the unknowns that you may be experiencing. We will start to shed light on what you can expect and how to best pursue the benefits you deserve.
Auger Hollingsworth Personal Injury Lawyers represents injured people across Ontario. Note: This website provides information but not legal advice. Contact a lawyer for legal advice about your case. Every case is different.