Working Together

Learn more about the bakerlaw team by clicking on a team member below!

David Baker
David Baker

B.A., LL.B., LL.M., L.S.M., Partner

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. » Read the rest

Kimberly Srivastava
Kimberly Srivastava

B.A. (Hons), J.D., Managing Partner

Kim initially articled with bakerlaw, then worked as an associate and now she is our newly appointed Managing Partner! Kim works remotely but remains 100% committed to the bakerlaw team and our clients!

Kim attended Western Law where she enjoyed learning about human rights and international law issues. » Read the rest

Amanda Dimilta
Amanda Dimilta

B.Sc. (Hons), LL.B., Associate

Amanda attended Queen’s University law school, where she was drawn to courses focused on human rights and trial advocacy. She spent much of her time working at the Queen’s Law legal aid clinic.

Upon her Call to the Bar, Amanda practiced criminal defence and conducted trials, Charter applications and bail hearings in the Ontario Court of Justice. » Read the rest

Mark Donald
Mark Donald

B.A., J.D., Associate

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

Anoop Kalsi
Anoop Kalsi

B.A. (Hons.), Licensed Paralegal

Anoop first joined bakerlaw as a Legal Assistant in July 2017 and is now practicing as a Licensed Paralegal. 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

Laura Lepine
Laura Lepine

B.A. (Hons), J.D, Associate

Laura first joined the bakerlaw team as a summer student in 2017 before returning as an articling student for the 2018/2019 year. She was called to the bar of Ontario in June 2019. Laura has grown very attached to her bakerlaw desk and is happy to be continuing her advocacy work with the firm in her new capacity as a lawyer. » Read the rest

Khalid Mahdi
Khalid Mahdi

B.A. (Hons), M.G.A., J.D., Articling Student

Khalid has recently joined bakerlaw as an articling student for the 2020-2021 year. 

Khalid attended Western Law, where he developed his passion for oral advocacy and Canadian human rights law. At the end of his first-year Khalid worked as a research associate at the law school, where his work examined the legal and public health challenges associated with the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada. » Read the rest

Kathleen Osther
Kathleen Osther

B.A. (Hons), Legal Assistant

Kathleen first joined bakerlaw as a paralegal placement student from Seneca College in spring 2019. It was through this placement that she realized Human Rights was where she wanted to be. She jumped at the opportunity to rejoin the bakerlaw team as a legal assistant in September 2019 after completing and passing her Paralegal licensing exam in July 2019. » Read the rest

Laurie Beachell
Laurie Beachell

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

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