Tijana Potkonjak


As a personal injury lawyer, Tijana Potkonjak is experienced in acting on numerous complex matters including motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, (sexual) assaults, product liability, burn injuries, dog injuries, wrongful dismissals, disability benefits, and home insurance claims. These claims have involved issues such as future income loss and future care claims, present value determinations, income tax considerations, structured settlements and claims of minors and other parties under a disability.

Tijana takes a particular interest in providing her clients with individual attention. Her client-centric approach and fluency in Serbian/French/Croatian have made her a respected and trusted advisor to her many clients. She values effective communication and while drafting strives for mathematical clarity by explaining calculations line by line along with the applicable assumptions. She has appeared as counsel in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Justice, Small Claims Court, and various Provincial Tribunals, including the: Licence Appeal Tribunal, Human Rights Tribunal, and Landlord and Tenant Board.

Tijana Potkonjak joined Derfel Injury Law in 2022 as an associate lawyer in our personal injury department. She earned her B.A. (Hons) from York University and her M.A. from Concordia University and finally received her J.D. from the University of Ottawa. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2018.

Prior to joining DSF, Tijana worked for multiple boutique firms across Ottawa and Toronto gaining valuable experience in various litigation matters like personal injury, motor vehicle accident (tort and accident benefits), medical malpractice, commercial disputes, long-term disability and more.

She speaks fluent French and Serbian/Croatian. She also enjoys spending time with her partner and furry friends, exercising, and the outdoors.

Tijana is a member of the Ontario Law Society.