JUST. Editorial Board

JUST. is written and published for lawyers by lawyers. As practising Ontario lawyers, the members of the JUST. editorial board have an unmatched ability to determine what matters to the bar in this province.

Dan Ciraco, Chair

Dan Ciraco, Chair

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Dan is Senior Legal Counsel for CBC, with extensive experience in the media and entertainment industries, providing strategic advice on a variety of business transactions including negotiating and drafting various intellectual property, technology, advertising, licensing, distribution and new media agreements. Dan is an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and George Brown College. Dan successfully managed the OBA Entertainment, Media and Communications Section newsletter for nine years, publishing hundreds of articles geared to the media and entertainment bar.

Annie Chu

Annie Chu

Annie Chu Law

Annie Chu is an associate at Brauti Thorning Zibarras with a practice focused primarily on family law and civil litigation. She also has significant experience working with clients in the food industry. Annie is an active member of the Rotary Club of Toronto and the founder of the culinary travel blog, Chu on This.

Annie speaks English, French and Mandarin Chinese. 

Brock Jones

Brock Jones

Ministry of the Attorney General

Brock Jones has been a Crown counsel for more than 10 years, with a focus on criminal law, youth criminal justice, and constitutional law. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law with the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.

Brock is a prolific writer, having published dozens of articles for the OBA and the profession at large. In addition to his position as a member of the JUST. Editorial Board, Brock is co vice-chair of the Ontario Bar Association Criminal Justice Section and an executive member of the OBA Child and Youth Law Section.

Guillaume Lavictoire

Guillaume Lavictoire

Scargall Owen-King LLP

Guillaume’s practice focuses on expropriation law. He provides legal advice and services to municipalities respecting infrastructure projects involving the acquisition and/or expropriation of privately owned lands. Guillaume also represents numerous small and large-scale landowners across the province facing expropriation.

Guillaume is fluently bilingual in French and English.

Andrea Marsland

Andrea Marsland

Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

Andrea is a partner in the Labour and Employment Group at Fogler, Rubinoff. With her practice focused primarily on employment law, Andrea represents employers in wrongful dismissal actions and provides advice to employers in all facets of employment law. She also provides advice to employers regarding employment standards, human rights and human resource issues. 

Andrea publishes a monthly newsletter titled Employment Law Matters. She is bilingual in English and French.

Jeremy Martin

Jeremy Martin

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Jeremy Martin is an associate in Cassels Brock’s Litigation Group. He practises commercial litigation and dispute resolution with a focus on class proceedings and has particular experience working with clients in the areas of product liability, commercial disputes and electoral law.

Jeremy is a contributing writer to the Annual Survey in Watson & McGowan’s Ontario Civil Practice and the author of a leading article on waiver of tort. He publishes primarily in the areas of class proceedings, civil procedure and legal history.

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Andrea Sanche

Andrea Sanche

Ricketts, Harris LLP

Andrea Sanche is a highly skilled commercial litigator, with experience navigating a variety of client matters, including investment advisors’ liability, employment, human rights, and a broad range of commercial disputes.

Andrea has also been a presenter and panellist on civil litigation, employment, and human rights matters at several professional development programs offered by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Commons Institute, and the Ontario Bar Association.

Andrea is the 2015-2016 vice-chair of the Ontario Bar Association Civil Litigation Section and is a volunteer board member of Planned Parenthood Toronto. 

Bob Tarantino

Bob Tarantino

Dentons Canada

Bob Tarantino focuses his practice on the interface between the entertainment industries and intellectual property law, with an emphasis on film and television production, financing, licensing, distribution, and IP acquisition and protection.

Bob is a member of the Ontario Bar Association Board of Directors and Council and is the immediate past chair of the Executive Committee of the OBA’s Entertainment, Media and Communications Law Section. Bob is an adjunct lecturer at Osgoode Hall Law School and holds graduate degrees in law from Osgoode Hall and the University of Oxford.

In addition to his role on the JUST. Editorial Board, Bob is the Contributing Editor for Canadian Film & Television Business & Legal Practice, and a member of the Canadian Intellectual Property Review’s Editorial Board. Bob’s writing on various topics has been featured in publications ranging from This Magazine and the National Post to the Canadian Bar Association’s PracticeLink and the Literary Review of Canada.

Barbara Warner

Barbara Warner

Warner Law

As a general counsel, Barbara has dedicated her practice to advising non-profit organizations, charities, low income individuals and governments on matters such as governance, corporate/commercial contracts, construction, retail, employment, health and safety, litigation, forms and applications, municipal law including legislative drafting and advising senior staff, appellate work, negotiating, and drafting sponsorship agreements.

Barbara is a committed volunteer of the Ontario Bar Association, Girl Guides of Canada and Habitat for Humanity.

Kimberly A. Whaley

Kimberly A. Whaley

Whaley Estate Litigation

Kimberly is the founder and principal of Whaley Estate Litigation. She is also a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

Kim was inducted as a Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law (CCEL) in Vancouver in 2012 and was designated as a Certified Specialist in Estates and Trusts Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2006.

A leading expert in the area of wills and estates, Kim has had articles published in almost every major Canadian legal publication.

She is a past-chair of the OBA Trusts & Estates Executive, and a current member of the CBA Elder Law Section and the OBA Awards Committee.