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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.

Manager of Compliance to Ryan Naimark

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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.

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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Kate MacLeod

Lawyer

Kate is a bold advocate who loves a challenge. She received her law degree from the University of Ottawa and was called to the bar in 2010. Kate also received her Master of Law degree from Columbia University in New York City, where she was recognized as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Prior to joining Naimark Law, Kate practiced in a top Toronto insurance defence law firm and as in-house counsel at a prominent insurance company. She has a wide breadth of experience as a litigator in all insurance defence matters, representing insurance companies in complex and significant exposure cases. Kate has appeared before all levels of Court – from Small Claims Court all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Kate’s prior experience working exclusively for insurance companies gives her valuable insight when helping people who have been seriously injured. She knows how insurers assess files and their internal processes. In personal injury litigation – from motor vehicle accidents to slip and falls, disability claims and general litigation – Kate offers smart service and strategic results. She fiercely advocates for her clients, getting them the compensation they deserve.

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.

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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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Ariane Wiseman

Lawyer

Ariane started her career working as in-house legal counsel for Canada’s largest property and casualty insurance company. During this time, her practice focused on defending bodily injury claims as a result of motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls. Having worked for an insurance company, she is well versed on how insurance companies think and operate, which gives her an added advantage when representing clients at Naimark. She is known to be a fierce advocate who fights vigorously for the rights of her clients.

She has appeared before various levels of courts including the Ontario Small Claims Court, the Ontario Superior Court and the Ontario Divisional Court. She obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Manchester and proceeded to obtain a Master of Laws degree from the University of Toronto.

Ariane’s current practice focuses on personal injury litigation involving motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls and disability claims.

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.

Christine Fabian

Compliance Manager

Cora De La Pena

Paralegal

Iqbal Bedi

Paralegal

Punjabi, Hindi

Deanna Di Schiavi

Paralegal

Rania Hafez

Paralegal

Tanya Pasha

Paralegal

Arabic, Kurdish

Ritu Sharma

Paralegal

Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi

Tandeep Sahota

Paralegal

Hindi, Punjabi

Ayman Jaffer

Paralegal

Gujrati

Megan Sheard

Paralegal

Nisa Tharmarajah

Paralegal

Helena Choi

Paralegal

Kristina Klein

Paralegal

Anita Jorge

Paralegal

Tamil

Micayla Fast

Paralegal

Francis Domingo

Paralegal

Bianca Crocetti

Paralegal

Samantha Bray

Law Clerk

Vivian Chow

Law Clerk

Cantonese, Mandarin

Vlada Negrych

Law Clerk

Russian, Ukrainian

Joanna McHale

Law Clerk

Greek

Nicole Snape-Kovacs

Law Clerk

Hardeep Toor

Law Clerk

Ashley Batista

Law Clerk

Hilary Whitehead

Law Clerk

Marjan (Mursal) Kamran

Law Clerk

Farsi, Dari, Urdu, Hindi

Yukari Inokuchi

Law Clerk

Japanese

Sherica Best

Law Clerk / Legal Assistant to Zeitoon Vaezzadeh

Abygail Navaseelan

Intake Coordinator / Law Clerk

Tamil

Saya Inokuchi

Manager of Scheduling

Japanese

Herla Canellari

Scheduling Clerk / Legal Assistant to Luis Quail & Alex Nikolaev

Albanian

Alison Gomez

Scheduling Clerk / Legal Assistant to David Jose

Latha Rasaiyya

Scheduling Clerk / Legal Assistant to Anastasia Sukalsky

Hindi, Tamil

Denese Coy

Scheduling Clerk / Legal Assistant to Richard Kreder & Courtney Madison

Elda Kero

Scheduling Clerk / Legal Assistant to Kate MacLeod & Jordan Dahan

Albanian, Greek, Italian, Spanish