Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

June 05, 2008 09:00 ET

Law Society Tribunal Decisions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 5, 2008) - The Law Society regulates the legal profession in the public interest.

As part of this mandate, the Law Society's Hearing and Appeal Panels recently heard the following matters. Hearing and Appeal Panels are composed of Law Society benchers - lawyers and lay people who are responsible for determining the appropriate disposition of cases.

Glen Hugh Peter Abrahams (1984), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for 15 days, starting August 1, 2008.

Fausto Boniferro (1976), of the City of London
Decision: Costs of $85,000 are allowed against the Law Society.

Louis Eugene Coté (1983), of the Town of Oakville
Decision: The Lawyer shall be reprimanded.

Constantino Giovanni D'Agostino (1992), of the City of North Bay
Decision: The Lawyer's one month suspension will start on July 1, 2008.

Laurie Austin Dakin (1978), of the Town of Deep River
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for two months, starting September 1, 2008.

Daniel Frank Daly (1987), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer shall be reprimanded.

John Lawrence Deziel (1973), of the Town of Belle River
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for one month, starting June 15, 2008. The Lawyer shall comply with specific terms.

Maurice Henri Gatien (1971), of the City of Cornwall
Decision: The Lawyer is reprimanded.

Clarence Justin Ashley Vincent Mohammed Griffin (1995), of the City of
Brantford
Decision: The Lawyer's licence is revoked.

Moeen Mahmood Ahmad Janjua (1976), of the City of Mississauga
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended starting on April 23, 2008 and continuing until May 23, 2008. If either party files a specified motion by May 23, then the suspension will continue until the Hearing Panel determines the motion. If no motion is filed, the Lawyer is suspended pending a final order by a Hearing Panel after hearing the merits pertaining to matters currently being investigated by the Law Society.

James Alexander Kay (1992), of the City of Mississauga
Decision: There shall be no costs payable by the Lawyer. The Lawyer's request for costs is dismissed. The Amended Decision and Order of the Hearing Panel dated July 24, 2006, suspending the Lawyer's licence, shall start August 1, 2008 and continue for 30 days.

Marshall Kazman (1984), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The order of the Hearing Panel dated September 13, 2006, as to disbarment, is upheld.

Irene Mary Kimberley (2002), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for two months, starting July 1, 2008. The Lawyer will comply with specific conditions.

Gerald David Kearney (1998), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for three months, consecutive to the administrative suspension. The Lawyer shall comply with specified terms and conditions.

Gary Morton Kuchar (1973), of the Community of Concord in the City of
Vaughan
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for one month starting June 1, 2008 and continuing indefinitely until certain conditions have been met.

Mireille Simone Jocelyne Marie Landry (1999), of the City of Ottawa
Decision: The appeal from the Hearing Panel's order dated December 11, 2007 is dismissed. The one month suspension must start by August 1, 2008.

Charles Zakery Markowitz (1975), of the City of Mississauga
Decision: The Lawyer's licence is revoked.

Allan Vincent Mills (1978), of the City of Hamilton
Decision: The Lawyer is discharged from the obligations ordered by Convocation on June 22, 1995 and November 23, 1995, which resulted in his suspension. The Lawyer's rights and privileges are restored. The Lawyer will comply with specific conditions.

Hamidreza Mojtahedi (2002), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer's licence is revoked.

Emanuele Montenegrino (1981), of the City of Ottawa
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for two months, starting June 1, 2008. On resumption of practice, until April 30, 2009, the Lawyer will comply with specific conditions.

Steven Michael Mucha (1979), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The appeal from the Order of the Hearing Panel dated August 2, 2007 is allowed. The suspension is set aside and the Lawyer's licence is revoked, effective immediately.

Vivek Nijhawan (1994), of the City of Ottawa
Decision: The Lawyer's licence is revoked.

Anthony Stephen Rein (1988), of the Town of Newmarket
Decision: The Lawyer must comply with terms within one month of April 11, 2008, failing which he will be suspended indefinitely until specific terms are met.

Warren Arnold Singer (1991), of the City of Brampton
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended indefinitely until certain terms have been met. On resumption of practice, the Lawyer shall comply with specific terms and conditions for three years and then indefinitely until the Director of Professional Regulation is satisfied that the terms and conditions are no longer required.

Jonathan Wade Strug (2002), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer's licence is revoked.

Bradly Johnston Vance (1985), of the Town of Whitby
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for two months and continuing indefinitely until specific conditions have been met.

Gordon Ernest Watkin (1980), of the Town of Richmond Hill
Decision: The Lawyer is reprimanded.

Robert William Wilson (1979), of the Town of Oakville
Decision: The Lawyer shall be suspended for one month, starting August 1, 2008, and continuing indefinitely until the Lawyer has complied with certain terms and conditions.

More information about these matters can be found on the Law Society's website at http://www.lsuc.on.ca/regulation/a/discipline/. Reasons for decisions when provided by the panel are available on the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) website at http://www.canlii.org/.

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