BARRISTER AND SOLICITOR
Like many other Canadians, my journey to this country began as an immigrant. In the winter of 1992, my mom and I joined my dad in Toronto's Spadina Chinatown. My first memories of Canada was of snow and mint chocolate ice cream. In the years since, I have grown to enjoy one but hate the other.
As a high school student in Scarborough, I was placed in a criminal and immigration law firm as part of a co-operative education programme. Through my time there (which expanded to cover the next ten years of my life), I fell in love with the practice of law - the courthouses, the people, and the countless stories. I worked with perspective immigrants with backgrounds so different from mine. Storekeepers from Guyana, security guards from Jamaica, students from the Philippines, healthcare workers from St. Vincent, a baker from St. Lucia. The list could go on, but each client's journey to Canada made me reflect upon my own experience as an immigrant in this country.
And so, I started my university career at the University of Toronto with the aim of getting into law school. Through some luck, some hard work, and some perseverance, I graduated from Osgoode Hall law school in 2013 and was called to the Ontario Bar in June, 2014. My academic career has allowed me to research information for an intervention at the Supreme Court of Canada, and work alongside judges at the Ontario Court of Justice.
Since then, I have had the privilege of playing an important role in many people's lives. It is only through them that I had the opportunity to prepare successful immigration applications, to argue before the courts, and to litigate immigration appeals.
Currently, I practice exclusively in the field of migration law. If you would like to get in touch, you may do so via this web form.