225 Sheppard Ave. West Toronto, ON M2N 1N2
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Team

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Elena E. Mazinani B.A., LL.B., LL.M.*

Lawyer

Elena is the founding lawyer of Mazinani & Associates. She received her Honours B.A. from York University and her LL.B. from University of Ottawa. She is fluent in Spanish, Farsi and Dari.

Elena is currently an LL.M. candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, specializing in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution. She has handled a wide range of civil and commercial disputes.

Elena has many years of experience as a family lawyer and has advocated for her clients at all court levels in Ontario including the Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, Divisional Court and the Court of Appeal.

Elena has defended various individuals facing criminal and quasi-criminal charges in the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice. She is passionate about criminal defence and has trial and appeal experience.

Laura T. Settanni

Lawyer

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Laura is a lawyer at Mazinani & Associates. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, as well as a Master of Arts in International Relations from McMaster University. Following receipt of her degrees, she attended the University of Ottawa where she obtained her law degree. Throughout the course of her studies, she developed a strong interest in criminal law.

After her call to the Bar, Laura began practicing exclusively in criminal defence at a reputable criminal defence firm in Hamilton, prior to joining Mazinani & Associates.

Laura is passionate about family law. She has a strong desire to advocate on behalf of individuals involved in divorce and family law matters.

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Jorge Lopez

Licensed Paralegal

Jorge is a licensed paralegal with The Law Society of Upper Canada. He is a skilled negotiator and tough advocate. He appears frequently before the Ontario Court of Justice and the Ontario Small Claims Court and has been involved in various trials.

Jorge recognizes the importance of making sure that his clients understand the legal process and have a voice in the outcome. He focuses on each client’s individual circumstances in order to best represent their interests.

Jorge is a faculty member at Canadian College of Business, Science and Technology. He lectures tort & contract law, landlord & tenant law, Provincial Offence Act, and legal ethics.

Ashkan Mazinani

Law Student

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Ashkan is a law student with Mazinani & Associates. He is fluent in Farsi and holds an undergraduate degree from York University in Political Science and History. He is passionate about politics and social issues. Through Ashkan’s experiences in law school, as well as his experience at Mazinani & Associates, he has developed an excellent understanding of both the practical and theoretical aspects of family law and litigation.

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Karenia Castillo

Paralegal & Office Manager

Karenia is a licensed paralegal. She is fluent in Spanish and experienced in Family law and Litigation.

Delia La Madrid

Law Clerk

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Delia is a senior law clerk. She is fluent in Spanish and experienced in Family Law, Criminal Law and Litigation.

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Nazli Farahmand

Law Student

Nazli is a law student with Mazinani & Associates. She is fluent in Farsi and holds an undergraduate degree from University of Toronto in Pharmacology. She is passionate about criminal and family law issues and their effect on individuals and society.