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.
Osgoode Hall Law School (1996)
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For nearly 20 years, Jennifer advocated on behalf of insurance companies. She conducted negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, trials, and appeals. She has successfully appeared before the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Small Claims Court, and the Licence Appeals Tribunal. She graduated with a J.D. from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, having taken all the advocacy related courses offered. Her course of study included courses offered by the Honourable George W. Adams, Q.C., and the Honourable Rosalie Silberman Abella.
Jennifer works hard to understand the experiences and needs of her clients. Then, working with them, she shows the insurance companies what her clients have been through, and what compensation they deserve. She worked for insurance companies long enough to understand what motivates them to increase their settlement offers. Jennifer is a fierce advocate, dedicated to obtaining fair compensation for her clients.
As much as she loves presenting a persuasive argument after a hearing, Jennifer is keenly aware that there is always risk in the courtroom. She knows that litigation can be long and hard, taking a heavy toll on people. She is careful to discuss the risks of litigating with her clients, helping them to evaluate potential avenues of resolution at various points in the process. Jennifer’s practice remains focussed on her clients.
Brent brings over a decade of experience in personal injury and insurance law to his practice at Naimark Law. Brent was called to the Bar in 2009 after receiving his law degree (J.D.) from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law and a business degree (B.Comm., Hons) from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Brent began his career on Bay Street at a major national law firm defending medical professionals. He subsequently worked at a prominent Toronto Insurance Defence firm where he defended insurance companies in motor vehicle and other personal injury lawsuits and provided assistance on insurance coverage matters.
For the past several years, Brent has acted exclusively for injured people and their families. His previous experience gives him valuable insight into the challenges and uncertainties that clients face when seeking compensation for an injury.
Brent has a broad personal injury practice which includes motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls/occupiers’ liability, medical malpractice, long-term disability and life insurance denials, and wrongful death claims. He approaches every case with compassion and creativity to achieve the best possible results for his clients.
Alexander (Sandy) Williams was called to the bar in 2009. Prior to joining Naimark Law, he spent his career working for two prominent and well-known insurance companies. Sandy has a strong understanding of the strengths, weaknesses, values, and decision-making processes of insurance companies. He uses that knowledge to gain strategic insights to assert his client’s cases.
Sandy has litigated at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the License Appeal Tribunal, Private Arbitrations, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, BC Provincial Court, and the Ontario Divisional Court. He is a fearless advocate willing to argue a strong case.
Sandy’s practice focuses on motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, and disability claims. Sandy takes great pride in achieving fair compensation for those he represents.
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.
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. Her varied practice is dedicated to serving personal injury victims, wrongfully terminated employees, contractors, short-term and long-term disability applicants, as well as product liability, defamation and commercial clients. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of York University, Zeitoon obtained her law degree at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.
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.
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.
Having worked for a prominent insurance company, Nergiz has intimate knowledge on how insurance companies think and operate. Nergiz draws on this knowledge to effectively advocate and achieve just results for her clients.
Nergiz is a Windsor native and a graduate of the University of Windsor. She was called to the bar of Ontario in 2018 and received her Juris Doctor degree in 2017. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts and Masters degree in Political Science with a specialization in Philosophy. While in law school, Nergiz worked as a caseworker and litigator at the Community Legal Aid Clinic, a clinic focused on providing low-income and vulnerable individuals with free legal representation. Nergiz has also won various awards for legal research and writing.
Kristy obtained her law degree from the University of Sussex in England and relocated to Canada shortly thereafter. Kristy began her career working as a lawyer representing injured clients in a range of personal injury and disability matters.
Kristy also has experience representing large insurance companies having practiced as an insurance defence lawyer for a respected downtown Toronto law firm. She gained invaluable knowledge of the strategy and approach that insurance companies take when assessing and defending personal injury and disability claims. She uses this knowledge to her advantage to provide her clients with efficient and just resolutions to their legal matters.
Kristy’s practice now focuses exclusively on personal injury litigation including motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, dog bites and disability claims. She regularly appears before the Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Court and the License Appeal Tribunal. Kristy is a compassionate lawyer and a zealous advocate for the rights of her injured clients and their families.
Prior to joining Naimark Law, Farid began his legal career at a prominent insurance defence firm in downtown Toronto where he represented large insurance companies. During this time, his practice focused on an array of insurance litigation matters, including motor vehicle accidents, slip & falls, property damage, small claims court files, subrogation, disability claims, and accident benefits disputes between insurers. Farid successfully advocated for his clients at the Superior Court of Justice, the Small Claims Court, and the Licence Appeal Tribunal. He has conducted hearings, arbitrations, mediations, and continuously negotiated for a just settlement of the issues.
Farid’s previous experience enable him to know how insurance companies think, strategize, and litigate claims to their advantage. This unique awareness combined with his zealous advocacy will ensure Farid will secure the optimal outcome for his wronged clients.
Farid obtained his Bachelor of Medical Sciences from Western University, graduating with a distinction on the Dean’s Honour List. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in 2018 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2019.
Farid is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario. He is also an active member of the Iranian Canadian Legal Professionals. Farid is fluent in Persian (Farsi) and is proficient in Turkish and French.