Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

December 23, 2013 14:52 ET

Law Society Regulatory Proceedings for November 2013

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 23, 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.

Luc Edmund Barrick (2001) of the City of Gatineau, QC

Decision: The Lawyer's licence is revoked effective immediately and he is ordered to pay the Law Society Compensation Fund $21,381.41.

Roy Francis DMello (1998), of the Town of Oakville

Decision: The Lawyer's appeal from the Order dated December 7, 2012 and the Decision and Order dated December 11, 2012 was dismissed.

Ira Howard Greenspoon (1983) of the City of Hamilton

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for one month commencing at the conclusion of his current disciplinary suspension.

Joseph Peter Paul Groia (1981), of the City of Toronto

The Lawyer's appeal from the Decision and Order dated April 18, 2013 was allowed in part. The appeal panel found him to have engaged in professional misconduct with respect to four of the six particulars of misconduct found by the hearing panel. The Lawyer is suspended for one month, starting 30 days after the release of the appeal panel's order with respect to costs.

Demetrius Kotsakis (2003), of the City of Hamilton

Decision: The Lawyer will be suspended for 45 days, with the start date to be determined after submissions on the effect of the Lawyer's administrative suspension.

Brian Eric Loria (2012) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Paralegal is reprimanded and must comply with specified conditions.

Kerlan Garfield McLean (2008) of the City of Brampton

Decision: The licence of the Paralegal is suspended for two months from October 7, 2013 together with an indefinite suspension until he responds in full to the complaint.

Victor Nnamdi Opara (2005), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The application was dismissed.

Roger Paul Trudel (1978) d'Ottawa

Décision : Le titulaire de permis est suspendu pour une période de 3 mois, à partir du 1er décembre 2013 et doit se conformer entièrement aux conditions.

Leslie Andrew Vandor (1982), of the Community of Almonte

Decision: The appellant Lawyer shall pay to the Law Society costs in the amount of $25,000.

Viengsay Vannavong (2010), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Paralegal was fined $2,000 and suspended for one month commencing at the conclusion of his current administrative suspension and continuing indefinitely until specified conditions are met.

Francis Peter Yungwirth (1987), of the City of Timmins

Decision: Further to the Order of July 15, 2013, the Lawyer shall pay to the Society costs in the amount of $23,500.

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

Reasons for decisions when provided by the panel are available on the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) website: http://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: http://www.lsuc.on.ca/regulatorynotices.aspx?id=2147489511&sortby=lastname.

Glen Hugh Peter Abrahams [Lawyer]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on November 6, 2013

Sheldon Benjamin [Lawyer]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Terms Dispute Proceeding, Filed on November 1, 2013

George Brendan Callahan [Lawyer]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on October 23, 2013

David Victor Eisenkrein [Lawyer]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on October 28, 2013

Arman Emanuel Hoque [Lawyer]

City of Mississauga, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on October 28, 2013

Kalim Urrahman Khan [Lawyer]

City of Vaughan, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on November 29, 2013

Susan Kathleen Le Blanc [Paralegal]

City of Belleville, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on November 7, 2013

Eric Adam Lecker [Lawyer]

Town of Ajax, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on October 28, 2013

Brian Francis McAllister [Lawyer]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on October 31, 2013

Patrick Thomas Edward Corkery McCool [Lawyer]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on November 28, 2013

Alec Mcleod McLennan [Lawyer]

Town of Oakville, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on November 26, 2013

David John Albert Peirce [Lawyer]

Town of Aurora, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on October 23, 2013

Kenneth Charles Pope [Lawyer]

City of Ottawa, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on November 8, 2013

Kimberley Marguerite Roussel [Paralegal]

Community of Trenton, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on November 1, 2013

Christopher Martin Scott [Lawyer]

Town of Orangeville, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on November 7, 2013

Diane Lynn Smith [Paralegal]

City of Barrie, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on October 28, 2013

Abram Morris Szpirglas [Lawyer]

City of Hamilton, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on November 1, 2013

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

Contact Information

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