Efficiency, knowledge, experience, and professionalism are what needed from your legal team and this is where the legal team at Gobin & Leyenson LLP can help.
Marty Gobin - Barrister & Solicitor - Partner
Marty holds a Bachelor of Laws degree in English and Welsh law from the University of London, and a Master of Laws degree in Canadian Common Law from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. Additionally, he has a Graduate Diploma in Canon Law from the University of Ottawa and an Immigration Consultant Certificate from Humber College.
From 2010 to 2015, Marty worked as the senior legal researcher for Kelly/Warner, PLLC, where he focused on international civil litigation under the supervision of American attorneys as well as Internet and privacy-related law, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property and defamation law.
Subsequently, Marty became a licensed paralegal, and then a lawyer, in Ontario, where he focuses on civil litigation, criminal matters, and administrative law issues before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Ministry of Labour, and various municipal committees. He is a former member of the Town of Whitby's Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee, which made decisions in relation to private properties under the Ontario Heritage Act, and is very familiar with legal conflicts between property owners and municipalities.
Olga Leyenson - Licensed Paralegal - Partner
Olga Leyenson has been providing legal services as a paralegal since 2001, and received her paralegal licence in 2008 after Ontario implemented a regulatory scheme to govern paralegals. Initially, she represented clients in resolving motor vehicle insurance-related claims under the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule. Ms. Leyenson worked for a law firm from 2007 to 2012, acting as a managing partner between 2008 and 2011, focusing on personal injury claims and civil litigation. Additionally, she managed and trained new support staff, and provided litigation support to senior lawyers.
From 2013 until the formation of Gobin & Leyenson LLP in 2017, Ms. Leyenson was the managing director of Pixie Paralegal Services Professional Corporation, which focused on civil litigation before Small Claims Court, including Repair and Storage Liens Act, breach of contract, and tort claims, as well as administrative law with a focus on issues before the Landlord and Tenant Board. She has also presented Continuing Professional Development seminars accredited by The Law Society of Upper Canada at Durham College. Olga is fluent in English and Russian.
Kimberly Holt - Licensed Paralegal - Associate
As a paralegal student, Kimberly first joined the offices of Gobin & Leyenson LLP in February 2018 while completing her paralegal studies with Durham College. Continuing as a legal assistant, Kimberly graduated with honours and obtained her paralegal licence in October 2018. She continued with our firm as a licensed paralegal until August of 2019, at which time she branched out opening her own paralegal firm. Due to a high demand of her paralegal skills and an increased clientele list of Gobin & Leyenson LLP, she rejoined our team in January of 2021 as a paralegal associate. Throughout her years of experience, Kimberly has acquired exceptional legal research and drafting skills, and has independently represented numerous clients before the Landlord and Tenant Board, Small Claims Court and provincial offences court.
Dean Lindsay - Licensed Paralegal - Associate
Dean began his career as a labour advocate in 1987, representing workers at General Motors in Oshawa as a member of the Canadian Auto Workers (CAW) union, which later became Unifor. With extensive experience in labour relations, employment law, and health and safety legislation, Dean is an experienced negotiator and advocate, having defended the rights of thousands of workers.
In 1995, Dean became a full-time Service Representative for the local union, primarily focusing on insurance disability claims and Workplace Safety and Insurance Board claims for union members and their families. Then, in 2000, Dean joined Unifor as a National Coordinator, advocating for seniors’ issues and representing workers across Ontario with Employment Insurance appeals and Canada Pension Plan disability benefit appeals before the Social Security Tribunal of Canada.
With his over 25 years of experience representing workers before federal and provincial administrative tribunals, including the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Dean has dedicated his life to social justice, human rights, and the promotion of access to justice for all. He holds a Graduate Paralegal Certificate with Honours from Durham College and is a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario.
Haley West - Law Clerk
As a licensed paralegal and a law clerk, Haley first joined the offices of Gobin & Leyenson LLP as a paralegal student while completing her studies with Durham College, subsequently obtaining her paralegal license. She then returned to the firm as a law clerk providing her invaluable services to the clients of Gobin & Leyenson LLP. Currently, while remotely providing law clerking services, Haley is studying at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University with the goal of becoming a lawyer in the next three years.
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