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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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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.