Sylvia Guirguis 2021-07-09T19:54:31+00:00

Sylvia Guirguis

About Sylvia Guirguis

Personal Injury Lawyer

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2015

Memberships

Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
Advocates’ Society
Editorial Board of The Litigator

Shortly after completing her articles at a boutique insurance defence firm in Toronto, Sylvia Guirguis discovered that her passion lay with plaintiffs and insurance claimants. She joined a dedicated personal injury firm in 2015 where she remained until joining the Singer Kwinter family in 2021. Sylvia uses her knowledge gained on the defence side as a tool in strategizing and diligently fighting for her clients’ rights in pursuing justice and fair compensation. Her academic interest in research helps her advance novel legal arguments and informs her assessments of complex cases.

Sylvia recognizes that the clients of Singer Kwinter are often experiencing one of the most difficult periods of their lives. She exercises the same compassion and eagerness to be of service that she has in her past experiences with Parkdale Community Legal Services and Justice for Children and Youth during her legal education, and as a personal injury lawyer since her call to the Bar.

Sylvia received her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from McMaster University in 2011 and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in 2014. She was called to the Bar in Ontario in 2015.

Win 2021-06-26T12:31:16+00:00
Industry Involvement 2021-06-24T23:09:45+00:00
  • Member of the Law Society of Ontario, 2015 to present
  • Member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, 2015 to present
  • Member of the Editorial Board of The Litigator, 2019-2020
  • Judge in the Osgoode Cup Mooting Competition, 2018 and 2021
Practice Highlights 2021-06-24T23:09:09+00:00
  • Sylvia has represented clients before the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Licence Appeal Tribunal, the Small Claims Court, and the Landlord and Tenant Board.
  • Sylvia spearheaded the Licence Appeal Tribunal’s adoption of the process used by the Social Justices Tribunals of Ontario to allow for the appointment of a litigation guardian where a person does not have legal capacity.
Education 2021-06-24T23:07:37+00:00
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from McMaster University, 2011
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, 2014
  • Called to the Bar in Ontario, 2015

Interesting Facts

As an avid (and tortured) Toronto Maple Leafs fan, Sylvia patiently awaits the day that she can join a swarm of people celebrating their Stanley Cup win. In the meantime, she does her part for supporting local businesses in her search for the perfect croissant, sushi, pizza, and coffee bean.

An Update About COVID-19
An Update About COVID-19: At Singer Kwinter we are committed to provide our clients the best service during this challenging time. We are fully operational and have taken measures to keep the our clients and visitors safe. The team is currently working remotely and is available to assist our clients and take on new clients.
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