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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.

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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.

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Richard Kreder

Lawyer

Richard Kreder received his law degree from Queen’s University and began his legal career working for a top Toronto Insurance Defence law firm. During his time there, his practice encompassed a wide variety of insurance defence matters including defending insurers and clients against personal injury claims, accident benefits claims and commercial general liability claims. He has appeared before various levels of Court, the Financial Services Commission, and the License Appeal Tribunal.

 

Richard has changed his practice to focus exclusively on advancing the interests of injured people. His past experience working for large insurance companies has given him unique insight into the inner workings of the insurance industry and he uses this past experience to achieve just results for his clients. Richard is known as a tireless and effective advocate who is committed to achieving favourable results for his clients. His client-centric approach ensures injured people are provided with timely access to care and fair compensation for their claims. His current practice focuses on personal injury litigation involving motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, disability claims, wrongful dismissals and commercial disputes.

Courtney Madison

Lawyer

Courtney obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto specializing in political science and philosophy. She went on to complete both her US and Canadian J.D. at Michigan State University and the University of Ottawa. Courtney began her legal career at a top Toronto Insurance Defence law firm. During this time, she earned a comprehensive background in insurance defense and general litigation matters. Her practice focused on special investigations, WSIB, and general litigation matters. She has appeared before various levels of Court, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, and License Appeal Tribunal. Courtney has trial experience in Small Claims and in the Superior Court of Justice.

 

In 2018, Courtney joined the Naimark Law Firm. Her practice focuses on personal injury litigation involving motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, disability claims, wrongful dismissals, breach of contract, and general litigation matters. She gained invaluable experience defending insurers at all levels of process. Courtney prides herself on excellent client service and proactive file handling. She is a tenacious advocate – aggressively moving matters to conclusion – whether by settlement or final disposition at a hearing.

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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.

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Jordan Dahan

Lawyer

Prior to joining Naimark Law Firm, Jordan represented large insurance companies at an insurance defense firm in Toronto, Ontario, where he gained an invaluable understanding of how insurance companies think, strategize and operate during litigation. Now, sitting on the other side of the table, he uses his previous experience to maximize the results he achieves for his clients at Naimark Law Firm. Jordan is a tireless and effective advocate who has devoted his practice to advancing the interests of injured people.

 

Jordan obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and obtained his law degree from Bond University, Australia. He was placed on the Dean’s List during both his undergraduate and law degree as a result of his academic excellence.

 

Jordan has successfully advocated on behalf of his clients before various levels of Court, and at Tribunals in Ontario. His current practice focuses on personal injury litigation involving motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls and disability claims.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Megan Sheard

Paralegal

Megan completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies at Humber College and became a Licenced Paralegal with the Law Society of Ontario in 2017. She specializes in Accident Benefits Claims and has extended her knowledge significantly since joining Naimark Law Firm. She is a passionate individual and seeks to achieve the maximum results for her clients.

Melani Miguel

Paralegal

Melani completed her Paralegal Diploma in Toronto in 2013 and has been a licensed member of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 2014. For the past 5 years she has gained extensive experience working in the field of personal injury litigation, with a focus on accident benefits, critical injury and catastrophic claims. Melani is fluent in both Tamil and Sinhala.

Nisa Tharmarajah

Paralegal

Nisa completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies in 2015 and went on to successfully obtain her Paralegal License in 2016. Since then, Nisa has specialized in accident benefits files and more recently focusing on tort files as well. Nisa is fluent in both English and Tamil.

Shanika Henry-Steer

Paralegal

Shanika graduated from Seneca College’s Paralegal Program and became a Licensed Paralegal in 2018. Since joining Naimark Law Firm in 2017, Shanika works diligently on both accident benefit and tort claims. Shanika actively guides client’s through the litigation process to bring claims to a successful resolution.

Helena Choi

Paralegal

Helena has been a member of the Law Society of Ontario since 2017. She handles accident benefit claims and tort claims from beginning to resolution. Prior to joining the firm, Helena completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Medical Science from Western University. Helena has worked in the healthcare industry, assisting surgeons on research for several years giving her insight and understanding into our clients’ injuries. Helena is fluent in both English and Korean.

Kristina Klein

Paralegal

Kristina has been an accident benefits paralegal for well over 10 years. She is dedicated to all of her clients and strives to obtain the maximum benefits possible for each and every one of them. Kristina enjoys teaching and instructs a paralegal program on a part time basis.

Yukari Inokuchi

Law Clerk

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

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.

Hilary Whitehead

Law Clerk

Hilary obtained her law clerk Diploma from Humber College in 2011. She has specialized in Accident Benefits the last five years and since 2017 has gained valuable experience in Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, slip and fall, and motor vehicle accidents. Hilary is dedicated to all her clients and is always determined to achieve the clients best interest.

Marjan (Mursal) Kamran

Law Clerk

Mursal has been working in personal injury since 2012 and successfully obtained her Paralegal Diploma from Herzig College in 2016. Mursal joined Naimark Law Firm in 2018 with a passion for aggressively obtaining favourable results for her clients. She is fluent in several languages including Farsi, Urdu and Hindi.

Dana Zahereddine

Law Clerk / Legal Assistant

Dana completed her Bachelor of Arts degree from York University and went on to obtain her Paralegal Diploma from Humber College. Dana joined Naimark Law Firm in 2017 as a Legal Assistant and successfully transitioned to managing accident benefits and tort files.

Stefania Serino

Law Clerk / Legal Assistant

Stefania obtained her Paralegal Diploma from Humber College in 2017. Since joining Naimark Law Firm in 2018, Stefania has provided clients with a positive experience while handling their accident benefits and tort files.

Sherica Best

Law Clerk / Legal Assistant

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.

Abygail Navaseelan

Intake Coordinator / Law Clerk

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

Manager of Scheduling

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.

Denese Coy

Scheduling Clerk / Legal Assistant

Denese graduated from Humber College where she obtained her Law Clerk diploma. With experience in accident benefits and tort litigation, she joined Naimark Law Firm as a Scheduling Clerk to expand her knowledge and dedicate her time to helping clients navigate through the litigation process from the beginning of their file to completion.

Herla Canellari

Scheduling Clerk / Legal Assistant

In 2012 Herla obtained her Paralegal diploma and her post graduate in Alternative Dispute Resolution. With over 5 years’ experience in personal injury, Herla diligently services clients at Naimark Law Firm to meet their individual needs. Herla is fluent in English and Albanian.