B.A., LL.B., LL.M., L.S.M.
phone: (416) 533-0040, ext. 222
David grew up in Toronto believing it was right to stand outside the fence, if that was the principled place to be. His mother, an early feminist, and his father, a progressive with Mennonite roots, encouraged him to use law as an instrument of social change.
While at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law, David established Canada’s first legal aid clinic housed within a psychiatric hospital. » Read the rest
B.A. (Hons), J.D.
phone: (416) 533-0040 ext. 225
Azin Samani joins the bakerlaw team after half a decade of representing severely disabled clients in medical malpractice and insurance cases at a leading Ontario firm. Azin’s background is rooted in helping disadvantaged members of our community access social benefits under the Ontario Disability Support Program and the Canada Pension Plan Disability. » Read the rest
phone: (416) 681-9615
Mark is Of Counsel to Bakerlaw in conjunction with his own general commercial and administrative law practice – Mark Donald Law.
He has an extensive background in social justice, civil liberties, and human rights litigation, and has represented: students, school boards, medical professionals, activists & journalists before all levels of court and tribunal. » Read the rest
B.A. (Hons.), B.Ed., J.D.
phone: (416) 533-0040, ext. 226
Andrea joined bakerlaw in September 2017, after articling with a top union-side labour and employment firm in Toronto. During her articles, Andrea assisted with grievance arbitrations, professional regulation hearings, and civil litigation matters for workers employed in a range of sectors, including nurses, teachers, engineers, and postal workers. She gained extensive litigation experience through her work on the human rights application brought by Ontario’s 800 midwives on the basis of gender discrimination in pay. » Read the rest
Kimberly Srivastava (on leave)
B.A. (Hons), J.D.
phone: (416) 533-0040
Kim is our Junior Associate. She joined our team as an articling student in August 2015 as a recent graduate from Western Law. She completed her undergraduate degree in Social Justice and Peace Studies and Sociology at King’s University College. This program introduced her to the concept of structural or systemic justice. » Read the rest
B.A. (Hons.), Licensed Paralegal, Legal Assistant
phone: 416-533-0040 ext. 230
Anoop joined bakerlaw as a Legal Assistant in July 2017. Although currently not practicing as one, Anoop completed her Paralegal program as one of the top students at Seneca College. She also took part in two undergraduate mooting competitions where she was one of the top oral advocates, arguing Charter issues. » Read the rest
Since 2011 Birthe Jorgensen has acted as the part time administrator of bakerlaw, having previously followed bakerlaw’s work with interest.
This is a new career for Birthe. She holds a PhD in law from the University of Cambridge obtained in the 1980s, with a thesis topic of Emergency Powers in Canada and Northern Ireland. » Read the rest
Laura is currently completing her third year at the law faculty of the University of Western Ontario. She will be articling with bakerlaw in the 2018/2019 year, after summering with the firm in 2017.
At Western, Laura was selected as an oralist for a moot competition in international law. In the competition, she argued international human rights law, in which she is particularly interested. » Read the rest
Laurie Beachell was the National Coordinator of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities (CCD) for over 30 years. He retired in 2015 and now lives on the family farm just outside of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Laurie remains keenly interested in work related to defining substantive equality as it relates to disadvantaged groups. » Read the rest