Oakley & Oakley Professional Corporation
Amani Oakley practices law in the areas of medical and chiropractic malpractice, with her law partner and husband, Neil W. Oakley.
Prior to being called to the Bar in 1998, Amani obtained her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Toronto, and subsequently received additional training as a Medical Technologist in Pathology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Haematology and Transfusion Services. She worked as a Medical Laboratory Technologist in Biochemistry at both Wellesley Hospital and Toronto East General Hospital for ten years, and while continuing to work, she returned to University to obtain her law degree.
With her extensive training in medical sciences and health care and her related work experience, Amani has an in-depth and behind-the-scenes understanding of science, medicine and health care issues and how they intersect with the law. Using her scientific and medical knowledge, along with her legal skills, she has won significant awards for her clients against the CMPA, HIROC and the CCPA (the protective association for chiropractors). She has also represented families at several inquests whose outcomes have had dramatic and far-reaching consequences for Ontario including the Fleuelling Inquest (where a young man died of an asthmatic attack when the nearby hospital was on critical care by-pass) and the Lewis Inquest (the second longest-running Ontario inquest, where a 44 year-old woman died as a result of a stroke from a chiropractic neck manipulation). The jury findings she obtained in both were favourable for her clients and the issues about which they were concerned.
Her expertise in chiropractic negligence cases is sought out by lawyers across Canada, the United States and around the world.
Amani’s legal cases have often been featured in media coverage including extensive stories in The Toronto Star, W-Five, and The Sun, and she is a regularly invited speaker at conferences, addressing topics such as nursing home litigation, medical errors, chiropractic malpractice, and how to review medical records. She is also the author of several published articles on issues of importance to medical malpractice lawyers.