In order to advocate effectively on behalf of her clients, Najma has had to learn about the unique challenges that face each of her injured clients. She keeps herself informed of developing medical issues pertaining to such conditions as chronic pain syndrome, spinal and muscular injuries, mild and catastrophic brain injuries and psychological injuries such as depression and post-traumatic stress.

  • Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1999
  • Education

  • LLM, Queen’s University (1997)
  • LL.B, University of Ottawa (1996)
  • B.A. (Honours), Carleton University (1993)
  • Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • Advocates Society
  • REACH Canada

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Schumaker Janice
Schumaker Janice
01:01 05 Oct 19
After being involved in a motor vehicle accident, I hired Howard to negotiate a settlement with insurance company on my behalf.  He is very knowledgeable about the legal process and did great work! I would not hesitate recommend him for your personal injury case.
William Davis
William Davis
02:32 09 Oct 19
I was rear ended in a car accident in March 2016 and my injuries and recovery have been complicated. I met Mr Yegendorf in May 2016 after my case was rejected by my previous lawyer.  I came to him feeling broken confused and feeling like I was at the end of myself. I am so thankful for everything that they have done for me! Howard combines professionalism with genuine personal care and understanding of my circumstances. His experience and expertise in the field of personal injury is most invaluable. He does everything possible to go above and beyond for my situation and I would highly recommend him if you are looking for a competent and caring personal injury lawyer.
Phillip Rigg
Phillip Rigg
07:39 12 Oct 19
Really good law firm!!!. They got me 50k for my fender bender. I know a few friends that went through them and they all say the same Yegendorf law firm is the best in Kingston!
Harrison Snider
Harrison Snider
04:56 07 Nov 19
The team at Yegendorf law firm is amazing!  I appreciate the level of service and response time I've had in dealing with my legal situation.  I would definitely recommend to give them a call and find out for yourself!
Wallace L.
Wallace L.
08:16 30 Oct 19
After sustaining a significant back injury and concussion resulting from the negligence of a major Canadian chain, I hired Mr. Yegendorf to represent me. I have to say that everyone I’ve dealt with at Yegendorf and Associates are diligent, professional, and compassionate people. Everyone – from receptionist to Howard himself went above and beyond in working on my case. Highly recommended!
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Najma Rashid

“I decided to become a lawyer because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of others, to help those who are struggling to cope with a horrible situation that has forever altered their life. I am proud of what we do for people and families here.”

– Najma Rashid, Partner.

Howard Yegendorf & Associates

Howard Yegendorf has spent his entire career as a personal injury lawyer protecting the rights of clients who have been seriously injured.

Howard Yegendorf & Associates

Howard Yegendorf has spent his entire career as a personal injury lawyer protecting the rights of clients who have been seriously injured.

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“Howard and Najma protected and helped us during a terrible time in our lives.”

At Howard Yegendorf & Associates, we have nearly 50 years of combined experience with personal injury claims. Our primary focus is on catastrophic injuries such as brain and spinal cord injuries and wrongful deaths, but we will guide and represent you during any personal injury case.

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Rony Podolsky
Rony Podolsky
13:34 19 Jan 18
Mr. Yegendorf is very different than the stereotypical lawyer. He is sympathetic to his clients and eager to help.Probably one of the most ethical, professional and experienced lawyers out there.Highly recommended!
Natalia Bradu
Natalia Bradu
15:46 17 May 17
I can not express my warmest wishes to Howard Yagendorf and his amazing team. I had a great experience working with them and I'm so thankful to his expertise and help in my difficult situation. He guided me and my family through the process and helped us to get the outcome we've never hope about. Great people, great team and overall experience was easy and worry free. Thank you so much.
Michael Dagenais
Michael Dagenais
16:42 14 Mar 17
I have known Howard for nearly 20 years. During that time he not only helped me with sound, expert advice pertaining to a "Ponzi scheme" that devastated my family, he has helped countless others. He is dedicated to the law and a true expert in his field. I know first hand that he has changed the destiny of many of his clients , allowing them to move forward with dignity after suffering catastrophic events. He cares deeply , has dogged determination, vast experience and his team of lawyers and support staff are second to none. I would highly recommend Howard and his team.
Brian Mandelker
Brian Mandelker
15:41 21 Apr 17
Howard is an excellent, meticulous lawyer. Perhaps even more important though, is that he is a compassionate human being. A very good listener and an even better questioner!
Stephen McGill
Stephen McGill
14:22 16 Feb 17
I've known Howard Yegendorf for well over a decade and consider him to be one of the most capable, professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy people I've met in my business career. His attention, compassion and skills were reinforced to me when he helped a very close family member with a potentially serious legal situation. Without hesitation I will continue to recommend Howard and his firm to anyone who wants exceptional legal representation.
Carol Dunlop
Carol Dunlop
02:09 04 Mar 19
2 years ago I was hit by a car on Hunt Club and Riverside intersection in Ottawa, the lady behind the wheel was not looking at me at all even though I had white sign for crossing. She stopped before the traffic light, I stepped on the crosswalk and she just turned right while looking to the left. She bumped me with her car and my foot got stuck under rear passenger wheel. Then she apparently panicked and went backwards rolling over my foot one more time. Later at emergency they diagnosed me with multiple bone fractures, I had to go through 2 complicated surgeries and over a year of rehab before I could use my foot again. And it still hurts when I run, jump, stand for too long or stress it somehow else.Engaging Howard Yegendorf and his team shortly thereafter was one of my best decisions ever. His knowledge, and confidence told me I was working with the best professionals I could have found. Howard guidance was invaluable. He listened and helped me throughout the case. We were both patient and that patience produced positive results.He helped me to deal with insurance company, guided me through LTD insurance and closed my case for really good amount of compensation.
Jonny Hare
Jonny Hare
09:00 05 Mar 19
In 2014 I was involved in a car accident on HWY 417 near Ottawa. It involved myself and two other vehicles being rear ended. I was the middle vehicle and ended up being transported by ambulance to Queensway hospital. My injuries were misdiagnosed at the time of the accident and I was referred to Howard Yegendorf. I met with Mr. Yegendorf and he showed me overwhelming concern and care for my situation, injuries and surgery. He explained how he could file liens for surgery and physical therapy to resolve my health issues sooner rather then later. He then fought 100% with the auto insurance company completely looking out for my best interest.I cannot put into words how tremendously grateful l am for everything that Howard Yegendorf has done for me and my family!
rath khan
rath khan
20:04 28 Jul 19
Receptionist She is always in bad mood. I did observe her a lot. If you are happen to be other ethnicity than caucasian , she will racially profile you. She doesn't have simple courtesy . Also one of the lawyer I dealt with not professional at all and rest of the lawyers I don't know much about them. At this place, you don't feel like they care about your situation much.
rath khan
rath khan
20:04 28 Jul 19
Receptionist She is always in bad mood. I did observe her a lot. If you are happen to be other ethnicity than caucasian , she will racially profile you. She doesn't have simple courtesy . Also one of the lawyer I dealt with not professional at all and rest of the lawyers I don't know much about them. At this place, you don't feel like they care about your situation much.
Jonny Hare
Jonny Hare
09:00 05 Mar 19
In 2014 I was involved in a car accident on HWY 417 near Ottawa. It involved myself and two other vehicles being rear ended. I was the middle vehicle and ended up being transported by ambulance to Queensway hospital. My injuries were misdiagnosed at the time of the accident and I was referred to Howard Yegendorf. I met with Mr. Yegendorf and he showed me overwhelming concern and care for my situation, injuries and surgery. He explained how he could file liens for surgery and physical therapy to resolve my health issues sooner rather then later. He then fought 100% with the auto insurance company completely looking out for my best interest.I cannot put into words how tremendously grateful l am for everything that Howard Yegendorf has done for me and my family!
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