Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

August 14, 2013 10:29 ET

Law Society Regulatory Proceedings for July 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 14, 2013) -

Attention News Editors:

The Law Society of Upper Canada regulates the lawyers and paralegals of Ontario in the public interest. The Law Society ensures that all lawyers and licensed paralegals in Ontario meet standards of learning, professional competence and professional conduct that are appropriate for the legal services provided.

As part of this mandate, the Law Society's Hearing and Appeal Panels recently heard the following matters. Hearing and Appeal Panels are responsible for determining the appropriate disposition of cases.

Gregory Philip Brant (2005) of the Town of Deseronto

Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for one month, continuing until certain conditions are met. The Lawyer must comply with specified conditions.

Licio Edward Cengarle (1973) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer's suspension will be served commencing on September 30, 2013 or such earlier date as the Lawyer and the Law Society may agree.

Douglas Christopher Gosbee (1993) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer was reprimanded.

Isidoro Raffaele Grossi (2001) of the City of Vaughan

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for one month commencing August 1, 2013 and must comply with specified conditions.

Matthew Joseal Igbinosun (1998) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The stay of the October 18, 2012 decision and order of the hearing panel in LCN126/11 is extended pending the release of the appeal panel's decision.

Wayne Fitzroy Leacock (2003) of the City of Toronto

Decision: Further to the Decision and Order dated March 19, 2013, the Lawyer shall pay costs in the amount of $60,000.

John Phillip Thomas Middlebrook (1999) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer's licence is suspended for six months. The suspension will continue indefinitely until he meets specified conditions. Further specified conditions will apply upon his re-entry into the practice of law, including a period of practising under supervision.

Michael Andrew Osborne (1981) of the City of Toronto

Decision: Further to the Order dated April 29, 2013, the appeal panel ordered that the hearing panel's costs order against the Lawyer in the amount of $7,000 is set aside and that no costs are payable by either side respecting the hearing, stay motion or appeal proper.

Jonathan Bruce Payne of the Town of Huntsville

Decision: The Paralegal Applicant's appeal from the Decision and Order dated June 13, 2012 is dismissed. If he has continued his practice as a paralegal pending his appeal, he must take immediate steps to wind it up.

Terence John Robinson (1999) of the City of Sarnia

Decision: The Lawyer's appeal from the Decision and Order dated January 24, 2013 was allowed. He was suspended for 12 months, effective June 4, 2012, with conditions to be met both prior to and after resumption of practice.

Marvin Barry Shifman (1980) of the Town of Richmond Hill

Decision: The motion for stay pending appeal is granted.

Joseph Nathan Solomon of the City of Toronto

Decision: Mr. Solomon will be granted a Class L1 licence subject to conditions to be specified.

Rosario Talarico (1982) of the City of Ottawa

Decision: The Lawyer shall be suspended for three months, starting on a date agreed to between the Society and the Lawyer.

Jennifer Georgina Ann White (2004) of the Town of Georgina

Decision: Effective immediately, the Lawyer's licence to practise law in Ontario is revoked.

Francis Peter Yungwirth (1987) of the City of Timmins

Decision: The Lawyer and Law Society both appealed from the Decision and Order of the hearing panel dated February 16, 2012. The Lawyer's appeal against penalty was dismissed. Certain of the hearing panel's findings of misconduct were upheld, while others were set aside. The hearing panel's dismissal of Particular 1 was set aside. A new hearing was ordered on specified particulars, in the discretion of the Society.

Martin Ronald Zaretsky (1978) of the City of Markham

Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for three months commencing on October 1, 2013 and must comply with specified conditions.

More information about these matters can be found on the Law Society's website: www.lsuc.on.ca/regulatory_proceedings.

Reasons for decisions when provided by the panel are available on the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) website: www.canlii.org.

Regulatory Notices, which are issued at the beginning of a proceeding and include Notices of Application, Notices of Referral for Hearing, Notices of Motion and Notices of Appeal, are also available on our website: www.lsuc.on.ca/regulatorynotices.aspx?id=2147489511&sortby=lastname.

Glen Hugh Peter Abrahams [Lawyer]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 10, 2013

Jay Rudolph Bradley [Lawyer]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 11, 2013

Ann Bruce [Lawyer]

City of Hamilton, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 22, 2013

Daniel Frank Daly [Lawyer]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 18, 2013

Joseph Stephen Farkas [Lawyer]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 10, 2013

Adrienne Denise Garth [Paralegal]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 11, 2013

John Gilbert Harding [Lawyer]

City of London, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on June 26, 2013

Leah Michelle Henderson [Paralegal]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 24, 2013

John Timothy Jansen [Lawyer]

City of Kitchener, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 5, 2013

Jehuda Julius Kaminer [Lawyer]

City of Kingston, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 10, 2013

Don Philip Kirsh [Lawyer]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 24, 2013

Antonio D.R. Lacaria [Paralegal]

City of Vaughan, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on June 26, 2013

Jack Stephen Lambert [Lawyer]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 24, 2013

Christian Simon Michael Secker [Lawyer] City of Mississauga, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 12, 2013

If you require a copy of any specific notice, please contact the Communications Department at 416-947-7605.

Contact Information

  • Law Society of Upper Canada
    Communications Department
    416-947-7605
    www.lsuc.on.ca