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Local (867) 668-2600   •   Toll Free 1-877-668-8882
info@shierjerome.ca
Helping people who have been injured, abused or wronged.
Personal Injury Law
Employment Law
Civil Litigation

Abuse Law
Yukon 60's Scoop
Residential School







We act for people who have been injured, abused or wronged.
Our Focus is on You.

What We Do



Personal Injury Law

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Fall Injuries, Product Liability, and other Negligence Claims that have resulted in injury.

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If you have been seriously injured, we should talk.
  • Brain Injuries
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Significant Soft Tissue Injuries including Whiplash
  • Other serious injuries

For many years, we have been working with people who have been seriously injured in car crashes, sports and recreation incidents, and slip and fall injuries at commercial premises such as grocery stores, shopping malls and other commercial and public spaces.

Personal Injury claims start with a discussion with you. We will talk about the event, the injuries you have suffered, and how those injuries have affected all aspects of your life.

Physical injuries affect your entire quality of life. We understand that. We will work with you to make sure you are receiving accident benefits and appropriate services to help you get better. We will work to get the best settlement. If necessary, we will go to trial and get judgment against the wrongdoer.

We work with renowned experts in rehabilitation and the assessment of physical and emotional injuries. We also work with engineers and other experts to help us understand how you were injured and to help us prove fault.

Bottom line: We work hard to get the best result.

Please call us to talk about your case.

Employment Law

Wrongful dismissal and constructive dismissal.

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  • Wrongful Dismissal: Termination Without Cause
  • Constructive Wrongful Dismissal: Changes to the Employment Contract
  • Bullying and Harassment: the Poisoned Workplace

If you have been "terminated" you should act quickly. We have assisted many clients over the years who have had their employment terminated. If your employer says the termination was "without cause", then they know that they have to provide adequate notice.

If your employer says that they had "grounds" or "cause", you may still have a claim.

If your employer has unilaterally changed the conditions of your employment, such as by reducing your salary, demoting you, taking away responsibilities, or substantially changing your work duties, you may have a claim for "constructive wrongful dismissal".

If you are being bullied, harassed, or otherwise treated unfairly, you may also have a claim against your employer.

We will discuss the legal remedies available to you. We will work with you to achieve a reasonable settlement. We may have to go to Court. Employment cases require fast and effective action to achieve the best result. Please contact us to discuss how we may be able to assist you.


Civil Litigation

All of our work is "Civil Litigation". If you have been wronged, you may have a legal remedy. That is the basis of Civil Litigation.

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We have years of experience helping clients resolve disputes and seek justice. We start by learning the nature of the issue, reviewing the law, and considering what the likely outcome of your case should be. Then we can advise you on your options. In most cases, we are able to assist our clients to achieve a resolution without having to go to trial. However, we are always ready to go to Court and advocate for our clients.

Helping you find your voice and speak out is the core of our civil litigation practice. Please contact us to discuss how we may assist you.


Sexual Abuse Claims

We are currently working on many cases involving public schools, group homes, and other institutions. We have successfully negotiated settlements in many cases.

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Based on our years of experience, we know the deep emotional impact any injury has, and in particular injuries to children at the hands of people who should be caring for them. We will work with you and your support team to help you find your voice and speak up against abusers.

Making a claim will be an important part of your healing journey and may at times be difficult. Our job is to assist you in this process so that it is as helpful to you as it can be.

Because the claim process will bring up many memories, it is important that you have support as you move through the process. We strongly recommend that you have counselling, and carry on with it throughout the process.

We will work with you to learn your story. This takes time. We will go at your pace. It is really important that you have support or counselling, so that when we start learning your story, you are strong and ready.

We will continue to talk with you about your claim as we move forward. We will talk to you about ways to settle your case without having to go to trial. Sometimes trial is necessary. We will talk to you about that. You make the decisions about how your case moves forward and how it gets resolved.

Please contact us to find out how we may be able to assist you.

Yukon 60's Scoop

Please call us if you would like to discuss a claim. We are currently researching the Yukon 60's Scoop. We would like to hear from you about your experience, and discuss with you the possibility of assisting you in a claim.


Residential School Claims

If you did not file a claim for compensation, you may still be able to sue the Government of Canada and the Churches for sexual abuse and serious physical abuse at a Residential School.

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If you have not yet filed a claim, please give us a call. We are currently proceeding with cases for people who did not make claims under the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process or the Independent Assessment Process (IAP).

Based on our years of experience, we know the deep emotional impact any injury has, and in particular injuries to children at the hands of people who should be caring for them. We will work with you and your support team to help you find your voice and speak up against abusers.

Making a claim will be an important part of your healing journey and may at times be difficult. Our job is to assist you in this process so that it is as helpful to you as it can be.

Because the claim process will bring up many memories, it is important that you have support as you move through the process. We strongly recommend that you have counselling, and carry on with it throughout the process.

We will work with you to learn your story. This takes time. We will go at your pace. It is really important that you have support or counselling, so that when we start learning your story, you are strong and ready.

We will continue to talk with you about your claim as we move forward. We will talk to you about ways to settle your case without having to go to trial. Sometimes trial is necessary. We will talk to you about that. You make the decisions about how your case moves forward and how it gets resolved.

Please contact us to find out how we may be able to assist you.

Our Team




Dan Shier

Partner

I came to the Yukon in 1988, and have lived and worked here since then, with a few years out to work in Africa. My legal practice has always been focussed on working with people who have been injured, abused, or wronged.
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After more than 20 years at a big full-service commercial firm, I realized that the service I wanted to provide my clients required a more personal approach. So on January 1, 2011, I started a new firm. On December 1, 2016, Brenda Jerome became a partner, and the firm is now Shier & Jerome. We provide personal, prompt, and caring service to people who have been injured, abused or wronged.

I have handled hundreds of cases over the last two decades in Territorial Court, Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. Nowadays, I find that we are often able to negotiate satisfactory settlements for our clients through mediation and settlement conferences.

Since 2004, I have worked extensively in resolution of abuse cases arising from Indian Residential School and other institutions, including public schools, group homes, and organizations. I helped negotiate the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement Claims and appeared in Supreme Court when it was finalized.

Brenda F. Jerome

Partner

I was born and raised in Northern Alberta and moved to the Yukon in 1996. I am the first to admit that my love of the land is a vital part of me, and that my roots run deep.


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My legal practice began in 2004 working extensively with Dan on residential abuse claims arising from Indian Residential Schools.

During my practice I have travelled throughout the Yukon and have had the honor of working with hundreds of clients. My clients have taught me the true meaning of being an advocate - speak less and listen more.

In December of 2016, Dan and I formed our current partnership: Shier & Jerome. Together, we will advance our shared goals: working with people who have been injured, abused or wronged.

While it may be true that there are no guarantees in any legal action, I can promise that our clients will be respected and heard.





Kendra Murray

Research Assistant

I am a legal researcher. I work to gather evidence and case law to build your case.


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I was born and raised in the Yukon, growing up in the Hamlet of Mt. Lorne. After graduating from F.H. Collins, I left the territory to pursue studies in law at Carleton University.

After finishing school, I returned home and spend the summer working at the Yukon Ombudsman. I began working at this office in the fall of 2015.

In September 2017, I will take the next step in my legal career by going to Law School at Thompson Rivers University.

I love being outside adventuring and have been an active member of the Yukon Ski Team and the Yukon Orienteering Association for many years. While competing in these sports, I have had the opportunity to travel across Canada and Europe.

When I'm not in the office I am likely out mountain biking or hiking in the summer or cross country skiing in the winter, always in the company of my many dogs. I thoroughly enjoy living in the Yukon and it will always be my home.

How We Work





It costs a lot to hire a lawyer, so you will want your lawyer to work hard for you. We usually work on a Contingency Fee Agreement. That means that we are paid a percentage of the amount of compensation we recover for you. That gives us an incentive to work very hard to maximize the recovery. Under a Contingency Fee Agreement, if we don't recover anything for you, you don't pay us anything.

In other words:
No Recovery: No Fee
Once we discuss with you the facts of your case we can provide an initial opinion on the likely outcome and discuss our proposed fee arrangement.

We will not charge you for our first meeting. You need to be able to meet us and decide if you want us to work on your case. We do that for free.

Contact Us

Address

200-6131 Sixth Ave.
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 1N2
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Important Stuff

Phone

Local: (867) 668-2600
Toll Free: 1-877-668-8882

Email

info@shierjerome.ca


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Important Stuff



Initial Inquiries

Call us or send us an email. Just provide your email address or telephone number and ask us to email or call you. We will then get back to you to discuss your case and representing you. Please do not send us specific or confidential information by email before we have confirmed that we are able to act for you. An initial inquiry email is not confidential and does not create a lawyer-client relationship.

No automatic lawyer-client relationship. Please remember that using this website, including sending emails or receiving a reply from us through this website does not automatically create a lawyer-client relationship with us.

If you want to hire us, give us a call or send us an email and we'll do our best to get back to you as soon as we can.

Websites are not a substitute for Legal Advice

You need to talk to a Yukon lawyer. We will discuss the facts of your case and how the law applies. You need specific legal advice on your particular legal situation from a lawyer qualified to practise in the Yukon. No one else can do that. Please note that the information on this website is not intended to provide or replace legal advice.

You should talk to a lawyer before you rely on or use legal information obtained from any website.

Don't be fooled by advertising promises about past settlements or judgments

Each case depends upon its facts. References to successful case results do not necessarily predict future results. We will talk to you about your case, not ones we have won in the past. The outcome of every legal proceeding will vary according to the facts in that case.

Internet Security Warning

Check with us first. If you want to discuss your case, you may contact us by email but please be advised that information sent over the Internet may not be secure.

We cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any information you send us through this website or by email. Whether you are a current client or not, transmission of information or your emails to us may not be protected by lawyer-client privilege. Therefore, we strongly caution you NOT to send confidential or sensitive information to us about your situation over the Internet without first consulting us to confirm email communication is appropriate in your circumstances.