Meet the Harvey Katz Law Office Legal Team
Skill ● Expertise ● Compassion
Meet the Harvey Katz Lawyers
Every case requires a strong team that can work together to deliver results to the client. Whether the result is a favourable settlement or a quick and easy real estate transaction, our lawyers and staff will work together to achieve it.
Harvey Katz, LL.B.
Our founder and principal of the firm, Harvey James Katz, has been protecting the rights of innocent victims and helping injured people obtain compensation for over 40 years. He brings an insight to the firm that is truly unique and is an approachable and compassionate advocate. Harvey has invaluable trial experience in Ontario, and this allows him to see your claim from the beginning to the very end and prepare for the best possible outcome.
Born and raised in the Hamilton area, Harvey attended the University of Toronto and the University of Windsor Faculty of Law. Harvey was called to the Bar in Ontario in 1978.
He is currently a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, and the Hamilton Law Association.
Eli Jakubovic, J.D.
Eli joined Harvey Katz law office in 2009 after articling at one Canada’s largest national law firms and has since provided outstanding legal advocacy and interpersonal skills to our clients. Eli’s practice includes representing our clients on personal injury matters, residential and commercial real estate transactions, and wills and estate planning.
Eli’s personal injury practice is focused on serious personal injury matters, catastrophic injury cases and complex client situations. Eli employs educated legal strategies and tactics to ensure his clients receive the compensation they deserve. Eli is a natural communicator, and his ability to translate complex, legal terms to plain English is something our clients appreciate most when working with him.
An active member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and The Hamilton Law Association, Eli’s personal emphasis on community, communication and client service is evident in his work product. Eli regularly appears in the Superior Court of Ontario and excels as an advocate and formidable litigant both in and out of the courtroom.
Eli received his Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto and attended York University for his undergraduate studies.
Michael Bishop, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B
Michael was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario. Prior to obtaining his LL.B. from the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom, Michael attended Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, and University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. During his time at law school, Michael won the MacKay Cup National Moot Competition, supported by Canada’s then Minister of Justice and Attorney General, the Honourable Peter MacKay.
Following law school, Michael survived articling at Harvey Katz Law Office and joined the firm following his call to the Bar in 2017. Michael’s primary focus is motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-falls and long-term disability. He also helps his clients with their wills, estates and real estate transactions.
When Michael is not working, he enjoys hiking on the Bruce Trail, kayaking and exploring the Niagara Region’s wineries.
Bianca Zimperi, B.A.(Hons.), LL.B.
Bianca was called to the Bar in 2022 and joined Harvey Katz Law Office after articling in Toronto, Ontario. Her primary focus is on Plaintiff Personal Injury litigation and Accident Benefits Claims. A proud Golden Hawk, she received her Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Political Science and Legal Studies in 2015 from Wilfrid Laurier University. Bianca was born and raised in Timmins, Ontario, so it was only natural that she worked in the mining industry and completed a certificate in Mining Law prior to attending law school. In 2019, she obtained her LL.B. from the University of Sussex, in Brighton, England and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it! While at law school she was the Vice President for the Canadian Law Society, and was appointed Student Leader of Sussex Law’s Moot Competitions due to her exceptional performance in various moots she competed in.
Bianca has a passion for oral advocacy. She won the DMH Stallard Senior Moot Competition at Sussex Law School, which was held at the Supreme Court in London, England and judged by their President, The Right and Honourable Lord Reed. In giving the final judgement, Lord Reed had said that if he had to go to court the next day, he would have wanted Bianca to be the one representing him.
Bianca is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Hamilton Law Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Lupus Ontario, and is a volunteer for the Law Society’s Coach and Advisor Network (CAN). In her spare time, she can be found either rollerblading along the Hamilton Waterfront, attending a concert or ballet, scoping out a new winery, or trying new recipes in the kitchen.