Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth

Ottawa Lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth

Ottawa Lawyer Brenda Hollingsworth is a partner at Auger Hollingsworth and the head of the firm’s personal injury practice. She is widely recognized as a leader in her field and an outspoken advocate for injured victim’s rights.


Brenda’s tremendous success as a lawyer and entrepreneur was preceded by her considerable educational achievements. In 1991, Brenda graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in English at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. In 1992, she earned a Master of Arts Degree in English at the University of Ottawa. Then in 1995, Brenda earned a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Ottawa Law School. In her class of 248 students, Brenda graduated 10th. In addition, Brenda won the Nelligan Power Award for mooting.


After graduation, Brenda started her law career with the Bay Street law firm Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP, where she worked in both the Toronto and Ottawa offices. She learned her craft alongside several of Canada’s leading litigation lawyers and thereby gained significant litigation experience. Afterwards, Brenda worked in a personal injury boutique firm in Toronto called Genest Murray, where she practiced both plaintiff and defence-side personal injury and class action law.


Since her call to the Ontario Bar in 1997, Brenda has been on a clear path to success. She joined her husband as a partner at Auger Hollingsworth in 2005. Brenda’s practice focuses on personal injury litigation, primarily motor vehicle accidents and slips and falls.  She is known for working tirelessly to secure adequate and meaningful compensation for her clients. She firmly believes that all of her clients deserve a lawyer who is informed, prepared and committed to their case. Brenda’s attention to detail and ability to strategize consistently help her clients get favorable results.

Brenda regularly settles six and even seven figure accident claims. She is well known for her mastery of the law and superior oral advocacy skills. Although Brenda knows it is often in her clients’ interest to settle their cases, she is more than capable of representing her clients in mediation or in court. She has successfully represented clients at all levels of court in Ontario, as well as in Federal Court, before Senate Committee hearings and at numerous administrative tribunals. 

Brenda’s success as a lawyer and businesswoman has been recognized by the media and by various organizations. The Women’s Business Network awarded her the Businesswoman of the Year award in the Professional category in 2009, a fact that was covered by several media outlets. Brenda was a recipient of the Ottawa Business Journal’s 40 under 40 award in 2008. She has been named one of Life Magazine’s “Top 50 People in the Capital” in 2010, and one of the University of Ottawa’s Common Law’s Celebrated Advocates”  in the summer 2010 issue of the University of Ottawa Common Law Bulletin.

Brenda ensures that her legal skills and knowledge remain current by attending and presenting at continuing legal education programs every year. She is also regularly published in well-respected legal journals and magazines. She has served as an associate editor of Watson and McGowan’s “Ontario Civil Practice”, and delivered papers at an Ontario Trial Lawyers Association conference and an Eastern Ontario Lawyer’s conference.

Brenda is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Advocates’ Society, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa and the County of Carleton Law Association.

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