John Russell BA JD

John has devoted his entire legal career to advising, training, and representing Management in the complete range of Workplace Safety & Insurance Law matters, with emphasis on Claims Management, Return-to-Work, and Appeals before the WSIB and WSIAT.

He has been Certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Workplace Safety & Insurance Law since 1997, and is recognized as a "Leading Practitioner" in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory.

A native Montrealer, John attended Loyola prior to moving to Toronto, where he graduated cum laude from the University of Toronto with a degree in Philosophy. He earned his Law degree at Osgoode Hall, and articled with a personal injury and medical malpractice firm in Toronto, where he helped launch a constitutional challenge to the then-Workers' Compensation Act.

John was called to the Bar in 1986, and has since served as an instructor in the Bar Admission Course on Workers' Compensation Law.

John has devoted his entire legal career to protecting the interests of the complete spectrum of employers - from local companies and institutional employers, to multinational corporations - before the WSIB and the WSIAT.

He sits as an Employer-side nominee on labour arbitration panels, is a regular speaker at conferences, a published author, and an active member of the County of Carleton Law Association, the Ottawa Construction Association, numerous other industry and trade associations, and the International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi.

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    Sarah Manoukian BA

Sarah is a graduate of the Law Clerk program at Algonquin College. She joined the firm in July 2014.

Following completion of her degree in Sociology at Carleton University, Sarah chose to pursue her interest in law.

She brings to the table a keen intellect, lively mind, and tremendous resourcefulness, which she diligently applies in conducting legal, medical, and scientific research in helping to protect interests of our valued clients. 

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