Roland is a born-and-raised Londoner. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology and economics from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2011, he worked with engineers as a recruiter before deciding to shift his focus to law. He earned his Juris Doctor from Western Law in 2018. While at Western, Roland directed his studies toward a career in litigation, focusing on areas such as trial advocacy, insurance law, and evidence. During his studies, he volunteered with Community Legal Services, assisting marginalized members of the community with landlord-tenant and small claims disputes as well as criminal issues. He also participated in several moot court competitions, including representing Western Law in the Arnup Cup, an external trial advocacy competition.
Roland completed his articles with Beckett and was called to the Ontario bar in 2019. Since joining the firm, Roland’s practice has focused exclusively on plaintiff personal injury, representing injured clients on matters related to slip and falls, motor vehicle accidents, product liability, and medical malpractice. He also assists clients with disputes over statutory accident benefits, long-term disability, ODSP, and CPP disability benefits. Roland and his team are committed to taking the time required to make clients feel heard and to ensuring the dignity of all injured people they come into contact with.
Roland has appeared in the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, the Licence Appeal Tribunal, and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.
As an avid cyclist, Roland has a particular interest in advocating for safe streets and in representing vulnerable road users who have been injured through the negligence of drivers.
Outside of work, Roland spends most of his time with his young family and his dog. He is also constantly honing his golf swing in the hope of finally breaking 80.