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The Honourable Justice Jessica Kimmel
The Honourable Justice Jessica Kimmel is a judge of the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto. She was appointed in October 2018. Prior to her appointment, Justice Kimmel practiced at Goodmans LLP for over 30 years in civil litigation, arbitration and regulatory law. She appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, as well as the courts of other provinces, at the Supreme Court of Canada and before Provincial securities commissions. 

Justice Kimmel's commitment to serving the legal community has provided her with rewarding opportunities to contribute to important improvements to the administration of justice, such as through the Ontario civil case management practice direction. It has also allowed her to undertake broader community outreach through organizations like the Toronto Lawyers' Association, of which she was President in 2009.

She has been a regular presenter and demonstrator at continuing legal education programs through the Advocates' Society and the Law Society, as well as other legal organizations. She has written extensively, particularly about procedural matters (such as arise in class actions) and practical matters (such as electronic trials, privilege, and civility).

Justice Kimmel was called to the bar in Ontario in 1991. She received her B.Sc. (with concentrations in neuropsychology and criminology) from the University of Toronto in 1986 and her LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1989.