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Ryan Naimark

Founder and Lawyer

Company founder and President, Ryan M. Naimark has built Naimark Law Firm into one of the country’s leading personal injury law firms. A graduate of Toronto’s prestigious Osgoode Hall Law School, he was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998 and began his legal career at a respected law firm defending large insurance companies. He became a partner at that firm in 2004. Known as a passionate, exceptionally well prepared advocate, he argues cases at all levels of Court in Ontario.

 

While defending insurance companies, Ryan handled many complex cases and developed several leading Ontario Court of Appeal cases. Insurance companies routinely turned to him to handle legal matters where they faced significant exposure. Conversely, he also acted for injured Plaintiffs, suing insurance companies. He developed a significant Plaintiff’s practice and finding this work more personally fulfilling, he decided to make it his focus. Ryan launched Naimark Law Firm dedicated to representing seriously injured individuals and their families.

 

Ryan’s 20 years of experience defending insurance companies has made him a unique expert in his field with tremendous insight into the insurance claim process and how insurance companies operate. Since employer’s are not always sympathetic towards employee’s being off work following an accident, Ryan also guides his clients on employment related issues and can expertly handle wrongful dismissal cases, achieving just and significant results.

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David Jose

Lawyer

David brings over 20 years of experience as a seasoned litigator. Prior to attending law school at the University of Western Ontario, David worked for a large insurance company, gaining insight into the inner-workings within the insurance industry. By 1993, David was working for a boutique downtown defence litigation firm, and in 1995 David was called to the Ontario Bar.

 

David and Ryan Naimark worked side-by-side at the start of their legal careers, and they are pleased to be reunited to support aggrieved individuals who need trusted and capable advocates on their side. In his capacity as a senior defence lawyer, David handled very complex personal injury claims, whether the complexity arose from the type of injuries involved, such as brain injuries, or because the claims involved hundreds of parties in a singular catastrophy. David has, and remains, a trusted mediator, helping parties resolve their differences. David has appeared at all levels of court, and at various tribunals, in Ontario. David is a tireless advocate who is committed to ensuring that clients are fairly treated and adequately compensated.

Marni Miller

Lawyer

Marni Miller began her career in the industry as an adjuster for a large national insurance company, handling fraudulent and suspicious losses. After graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2008, Marni articled at a top insurance defence firm, where she went on to become first an associate, and then a partner. She has appeared before the Financial Services Commission, the Licence Appeal Tribunal, and at Superior Court, including Divisional Court, on complicated matters, including inter-company disputes. She has conducted numerous arbitrations on accident benefit matters.

 

Marni has changed the focus of her practice to assist injured parties. With her vast knowledge of insurance companies, how they work, and how they value claims, Marni feels she has the ability to ensure that her clients receive the compensation that they deserve. She has a deep knowledge and vast experience handling complex catastrophic claims, including traumatic brain injuries.

 

Marni’s practice focuses on personal injury and property damage, as well as short and long term disability claims.

Anastasia Sukalsky

Lawyer

After being called to the bar in 2010, Anastasia Sukalsky worked at a top Toronto Insurance defence law firm as a civil litigator defending insurance companies. A few years ago, she changed the focus of her practise, exclusively representing injured parties. Her past experience working for major insurers has provided her with a deep and unique understanding of how the insurance industry works and she applies her knowledge to affect the most favourable results for her clients.

 

Anastasia has appeared at various levels of Court and in front of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, aggressively advancing the rights of her clients and protecting their interests under the law. She is known as a litigator who will fight for her clients in order to ensure they are provided the financial compensation they deserve. Anastasia’s practice is committed to Plaintiff’s personal injury litigation including motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, short and long term disability claims. She is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Law Society of Upper Canada.

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Zeitoon Vaezzadeh

Lawyer

Starting her legal career at a prominent insurance defense firm, Zeitoon Vaezzadeh gained invaluable experience defending cases for insurance companies. She brings her in depth understanding of the institutional policies of insurance companies and their settlement strategies to Naimark Law. She has successfully advocated on behalf of clients at all Court levels, and remains committed to providing timely top-tier client service for personal injury and wrongfully terminated victims. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of York University, Zeitoon obtained her law degree at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.

Luis Quail

Lawyer

An associate at Naimark Law Firm, Luis Quail is a graduate of Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School. He did his undergraduate work at the University of Western Ontario. At Osgoode, Luis was the president of the Osgoode Health Law Association and volunteered for the Community & Legal Aid Services Programme. He has studied abroad at Nanyang Technological Institute in Singapore and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel.

 

Like many of his associates, prior to joining Naimark Law Firm, Luis represented insurance companies at a prominent defense firm in downtown Toronto, gaining a rich understanding of how insurance companies think and invaluable experience on the other side of the bargaining table. He uses this knowledge to maximize settlements for his clients at Naimark.

 

Luis has worked at the Community Legal Clinic of York Region, appearing before the Social Benefits Tribunal and Landlord and Tenant Board. He tirelessly advocated on behalf of low-income clients who had been denied financial aid from the Ontario Disability Support Program, or were facing eviction from their homes.

 

Luis’ practice focuses on personal injury, property damage, wrongful dismissal, ODSP appeals and landlord/tenant disputes. He regularly appears before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Small Claims Court and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

Alex Nikolaev

Lawyer

Before joining Naimark Law, Alex Nikolaev worked at a prominent insurance defense firm as well as in the claims department of a major insurance company. He brought his unique understanding of the litigation matters involved in personal injury and wrongfully terminated individuals to Naimark Law. Alex was called to the bar in 2016. He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law. Prior to studying law, Alex obtained a Masters of Science Degree from York University, with a specialty in Biomechanics and an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from York University in Kinesiology and Health Science.

Michael Fox

Lawyer

Michael joined Naimark Law Firm as an associate after articling with a boutique defence firm in Toronto where he gained experience representing insurance companies on a variety of insurance-related claims. During that time he successfully argued before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in relation to motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, accident benefits claims and professional negligence claims.

 

Michael received his J.D. (with honours) from Bond University in Australia and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2017. During law school, Michael placed first in class in Property Law, volunteered as a peer mentor, and worked as a Legal Support Officer for the Queensland Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

 

Prior to law school, Michael obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Western Ontario. After graduation, Michael traveled throughout Southeast Asia and New Zealand and then moved to South Korea where he taught English as a second language.

Rania Hafez

Paralegal

Rania is fluent in both English and Arabic. With many years of experience in Accident Benefits, Rania is able to use her expertise to ensure that there is a successful outcome for her clients. Rania frequently attends seminars and workshops on personal injury law and accident benefit legislation.

Cora De La Pena

Paralegal

A graduate of Seneca College’s paralegal program and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Cora focuses on wrongful dismissal issues. Since coming to Canada as a domestic worker under the Foreign Domestic Program after finishing University she has worked to help educate Canadians on the unfair treatment of domestic workers and caregivers and has helped organize migrant women workers into self-help groups. She has also participated in various advocacy initiatives to improve the condition of domestic workers and live-in caregivers in Canada. Cora is a founding member of the Independent Workers Association-Homeworkers Section.

Iqbal Bedi

Paralegal

With a proven track record as a licensed paralegal, Iqbal brings over twelve years of experience in the field to Naimark Law Firm. Prior to joining Naimark Law, he worked with insurance companies as a senior accident benefit adjuster managing complex accident benefit claims. He has extensive knowledge as to how insurance companies work and think with respect to accident benefit claims. Fluent in English, Punjabi and Urdu and with a working knowledge of French, Iqbal brings his linguistic fluency to the firm.

Deanna Di Schiavi

Paralegal

Deanna pursues a wide array of claims for her clients against insurance companies, corporations, homeowners, doctors, Police Services, the Ministry of the Attorney General, and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. Prior to joining Naimark Law, she studied Justice Studies and Paralegal Education at the University of Guelph-Humber. In addition, she has a Diploma in Paralegal Education from Humber College and an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph-Humber. Deanna sits on the Advisory Board for the Law Clerk and Paralegal Programs at the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advance Learning.

Yukari Inokuchi

Law Clerk

Yukari obtained her Law Clerk diploma from Centennial College in 2008, and has worked in the personal injury field since her graduation. Her extensive experience and knowledge of Plaintiff litigation enables her to fully guide clients through their Accident Benefit and Tort claims from early development to successful resolution. Yukari is fluent in both English and Japanese.

Christine Fabian

Paralegal

Since joining Naimark Law in 2015, Christine has been actively involved in files involving catastrophic impairments stemming from motor vehicle and slip and fall accidents, as well as assisting clients with wrongful dismissals and disability claims. She became a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2016.  Christine has an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and graduated from the Paralegal Studies Program at Seneca College She worked in the financial sector for several years before pursuing her career in law and social justice.

Tanya Pasha

Paralegal

With well over five years experience working in the personal injury field, Tanya Pasha always strives to achieve maximum results for her clients. She became a licenced paralegal in 2010. Tanya is experienced in Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO) mediations, pre-hearings, Examination Under Oath and settling accident benefits.

Vivian Chow

Law Clerk

With over 10 years’ experience in Accident Benefits and more recently Tort claims, Vivian strives to achieve exceptional results for her clients. She diligently invests her time and resources to maximize her client’s final outcome. Vivian is fluent in both English and Cantonese.

Ritu Sharma

Paralegal

Ritu Sharma is a graduate of the Bachelor of Arts program at Guru Nanak Dev University. In 2009 she completed her Paralegal Diploma in Toronto. Since then, she has been passionately working in personal injury, investing her time and resources to helping her clients.

Sharon Connell

Paralegal

Sharon Connell has 6 years of experience working in the personal injury field, on critical injury and catastrophic claims. Sharon is passionate about advocating for clients and is committed to assist clients in the process of their recovery by maintaining a strong client relationship.

Tandeep Sahota

Paralegal

Tandeep became a licensed Paralegal in 2014 after completing the accelerated Paralegal program from Seneca College. For the past several years, she has gained extensive knowledge working on Accident Benefits and Tort cases. Tandeep is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi.

Rashmee (Shelly) Sookdeo

Law Clerk

In 2008, Shelly obtained her Law Clerk diploma from Humber College and is currently studying at George Brown College as a Paralegal Candidate for the year of 2018. With seven years’ experience in personal injury, Shelly goes above and beyond to ensure her client’s needs are met throughout the duration of their claim. She strives to make client satisfaction her priority.

Sherica Best

Law Clerk

Sherica actively works on both accident benefit and tort claims. She has experience in all phases of a claim from filing through to resolution. With over five years of experience in commercial banking and wealth management, Sherica brings a strong emphasis on client experience to the personal injury field.

Ayman Jaffer

Paralegal

Ayman is a licensed paralegal practicing exclusively in litigation since graduating from Seneca College in 2015. She has extensive practical knowledge in Accident Benefit and Tort claims. This allows her to tactfully build and advance client claims with an eye towards both settlement and trial.

Abygail Navaseelan

Law Clerk/Intake Coordinator

Abygail Navaseelan currently studies at Seneca College and is a Paralegal Candidate for the year of 2018. Since 2016, Abygail has gained a tremendous amount of experience working on both Accident Benefits and Tort cases.

 

As Intake Coordinator, Abygail is the first point of contact for all clients. While maintaining a high level of confidentiality and professionalism, she strives to build rapport with all clients.
Abygail is fluent in both English and Tamil.

Saya Inokuchi

Scheduling Clerk

Saya volunteered at a few personal injury law firms in Toronto while attending school. She travelled and lived in Australia and Japan before settling back in Toronto in 2015. She joined Naimark law as the scheduling clerk and is responsible for managing the calendar for Ryan Naimark and the team of lawyers.