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Our Legal Staff - Toronto Disability Claim Lawyers

Wendy Hamilton-Share
Executive Director

As co-founder of Share Lawyers, Wendy oversees the marketing, financial and human resources for the firm. Wendy has a strong business and design background that has been instrumental in forming the core values of Share Lawyers. She oversaw the design and renovation of the company’s premises, and directs all aspects of the firm’s website, marketing, technology and staffing requirements. In addition, she supervises all initial contact made by prospective clients seeking legal representation, ensuring that client service gets a strong start from the very first encounter that individuals have with Share Lawyers about their claims.

Christine Chang
Senior Litigation Law Clerk / Support Manager

Christine has been working with Share Lawyers since 2003. She joined the firm as a junior law clerk and has since worked her way to Senior Litigation Law Clerk / Support Manager. She now overseas a six-person team of litigation clerks and assistants. Christine is involved in scheduling litigation matters, including mediations, discoveries and settlement meetings. Christine is also involved in drafting court documents, and in overseeing the administrative tasks associated with our clients’ settlements. She is the enthusiastic organizer of firm social events and is instrumental in providing ongoing support to lawyers, clerks and clients in all aspects of the litigation process. Christine is certified by the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario.

Stuart Grodinksky, P.ENG
Operations Manager

Stuart Grodinsky is a Mechanical Engineer and brings 8 years of experience from the Automotive and Heavy Equipment manufacturing industries to our firm. His experience in management of processes & quality control means that he can ensure that the Share Lawyers team never misses a beat. By having a focus on productivity and quality, Stuart makes sure that we handle each and every case efficiently with a high level of detail so that we can provide top-notch service to our customers.

Trish Aguiar
Senior Legal Assistant

Trish Aguiar is a Senior Legal Assistant and has been with Share Lawyers since 2008. Trish is currently enrolled in the Institute Of Law Clerks in Ontario working towards obtaining her Law Clerk Certification. Trish's role includes scheduling Litigation matters such as global mediations, examinations for discoveries, settlement meetings, and Independent Medical Assessments. Trish also requests information from clients and third parties, prepares various legal documents, responds to lawyer, adjuster, and client enquiries and prepares documentation required for mediations, settlement meetings, and medical assessments.

Jennifer Baskaran
Client Service Representative

Jen joined Share Lawyers as a Legal Assistant in the client services team in 2016. She is the first point of contact for prospective clients looking for legal representation. As a result of her role, she has a wide array of knowledge in how the firm operates and assists and schedules consultation for prospective clients. Her friendly and upbeat personality ensures clients will have a positive experience every time they call Share Lawyers.

Sonia Costa
Legal Assistant

Sonia joined Share Lawyers in 2014. Sonia is currently enrolled in the Institute Of Law Clerks in Ontario working towards obtaining her Law Clerk Certification. On a daily basis Sonia’s role includes scheduling Litigation matters such as mediations, examinations for discoveries and settlement meetings. Sonia also requests information from clients and third parties and prepares documentation required for mediations, examinations for discoveries and settlement meetings. Sonia attended Universidade Moderna and received her Law Degree in 2003 and gained experience working in several law firms and bank legal departments in Portugal. Sonia is excited to be part of a team that advocates for injured and disabled individuals.

Adam Gula
Client Service Representative

Adam is one of the representatives who handle enquiries from prospective clients looking for legal representation. He explains how the firm can assist and schedules free consultations for individuals who wish to speak with a lawyer about their case. He also assists in opening new client files. Adam graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2008 with a Bachelor of business administration. He joined Share Lawyers in 2014.

Kate Lee
Legal Assistant

Kate joined Share Lawyers in 2015. Kate's role includes administrative support to lawyers in collecting client's medical documents from third parties; organizing and filing discovery requests; preparing responses to opposing counsel.

Layla Linton
Law Clerk

Layla Linton prepares court documents; obtains background documentation such as medical, pharmacy and hospital records for use in examinations for discoveries and mediation and she assists with client service. Layla received her Bachelor of Laws Degree in 2006 from the University of Birmingham, and attended BPP Law School in 2008, completing a postgraduate legal practice course. Prior to joining Share Lawyers in 2013, Layla gained experience working at two personal Injury Law firms in the United Kingdom.

Joy Nastaskin
Bookkeeper

Joy Nastaskin is the Share Lawyers’ bookkeeper. Joy graduated from Seneca College in Computer Programming and has pursued continuing education in Legal Bookkeeping. Joy is also involved in the preparation of Affidavits of Documents and in overseeing the distribution of mediation and settlement briefs. Joy has been a member of the Share Lawyers team since 2007.

Sule Ozcan
Law Clerk

Sule Ozcan is a Law Clerk at Share Lawyers since 2015, having graduated from York University obtaining a Degree in Sociology and she is also a graduate of from Seneca College’s Paralegal Diploma. Sule is a member of The Law Society of Upper Canada. Sule’s role at Share Lawyers includes drafting of pleadings, affidavits and other legal documents. She is also involved in scheduling and preparing Motion materials, preparation of Affidavit of Documents and overseeing undertaking requests.

Surabi Paranirupasingam
Reception / Legal Assistant

Surabi joined Share Lawyers in 2016. She acts as one of the firm's first point of contact. She is actively involved in all areas of day-to-day operations. She works in close liaison with the entire legal team. Her role includes, assisting with the preparation of materials for lawyers such as mediation and medical briefs; forwarding emails and faxes on behalf of lawyers, and overseeing administrative tasks. Surabi graduated from York University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights & Equity Studies and thereafter, completed a postgraduate program in International Development at the Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

Nathalie Rethazy
Medical Clerk

Nathalie has been part of the Share Lawyers team since 2010, providing client medical reviews and summaries. She brings with her a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in Family and Social Relations from the University of Guelph, and nine years of field experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Emily Rimes
Law Clerk

Emily Rimes has worked at Share Lawyers since 2007, following her final year of the Durham College Legal Administration Program and a field placement at Share Lawyers. Emily is also certified in Dispute Resolution from Durham College. Emily’s roles at Share Lawyers include scheduling examinations for discovery, overseeing the service and filing of court documents, opening new files and speaking to potential clients.

Mileva Skakavac
Receptionist

Mileva is one of the firm's friendly receptionists who welcome clients to the office as soon as they walk through our front doors. She directs phone calls; assists clients with appointments and enquiries; scans, prepares and files documents and arranges couriers. Mileva comes from an extensive administrative background with over a decade of experience. She not only brings her expertise but an acute attention to detail and a passion for success.

Carol Tam
Law Clerk & Registered Nurse

Carol Tam brings to Share Lawyers her skills and training as both a Registered Nurse and a Law Clerk. Carol obtained a nursing diploma in Hong Kong in 1985 and became registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario in 1991. In 1995, Carol graduated as a Law Clerk from Seneca College. As a member of the team at Share Lawyers, Carol is involved in requesting, reviewing and summarizing medical information and documentation on behalf of our clients. Carol has worked at Share Lawyers since 2004.

Volker Triebe
Senior Law Clerk

Volker Triebe is a Senior Law Clerk at Share Lawyers, having joined the firm in 1998. Volker obtained a Para-Legal Diploma (with Honours) in 1999. He has since taken several college and university level courses in philosophy, art and photography. As a member of the Share Lawyers team, Volker is involved in all aspects of document drafting and preparation, client enquiries, scheduling court dates, as well as document production reviews and requests.

Alexandra Vranjes
Law Clerk

Alex is a law clerk at Share Lawyers. She graduated from the Paralegal Program from Mohawk College in 2015 and obtained her P1 License with the Law Society of Upper Canada in the same year. Prior to Alexandra working at Share Lawyers, she worked for a plaintiff based personal injury firm where she specialized in Accident Benefits. Alexandra’s role on the team at Share Lawyers consists of obtaining all pertinent documentation including but not limited to; doctors records, pharmacy records, hospital records, financials and much more.


Law Clerks, Legal Assistants and Secretaries
All members of our team have been carefully selected for their particular skills, and you should feel confident that at any stage in the handling of your case, you are being well looked after. From the moment you contact our long term disability claim Lawyers we try our best to provide a top quality, personal service.
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