Raya is an associate in our Toronto office. She maintains a broad insurance defence practice, acting on behalf of domestic and international insurers. Her experience encompasses commercial general liability, E&O claims, liquor liability, sports and recreational liability, employment and human rights and property damage. She has appeared before the Small Claims Court, and the Ontario Court of Justice.
Raya obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Ottawa. While in law school, Raya participated in numerous oral advocacy competitions. Notably, she won first place in the Canadian National Negotiation Competition, and second place in the International Negotiation Competition.
Raya’s practice areas include:
COMMERCIAL GENERAL LIABILITY, OCCUPIERS’ LIABILITY AND HOSPITALITY AND LIQUOR LIABILITY
Raya regularly defends claims of personal injury arising from slips, trips and falls. She has represented municipalities, winter maintenance contractors, owners and subcontractors.
She has represented nightclubs, bars, and security companies and has defended claims with allegations of over-service, and assault. More recently, she has presented to insurers on the implications of cannabis legalization in Canada.
PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY – E&O
Raya has experience defending a number of professionals, including veterinarians, mortgage brokers, and contractors in professional negligence claims.
Raya also has experience with defending medical professionals in civil and regulatory proceedings. In regulatory matters, Raya is able to assist from the early stages of a complaint to representation before the health professional’s governing body. She has experience assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a case. Her priority is to safeguard one’s reputation and ability to practice.
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
Raya has defended both drivers and rental car companies in single and multi-vehicle collisions.
Raya has acted as defence counsel in claims arising out of faulty workmanship, fire, or floods in residential or commercial units.
- Called to the Ontario Bar
- Canadian Defence Lawyers
- Co-Author, “Municipality Not Liable for Plaintiff’s “Shocking” Injuries on Soccer Field”, January 2020, Dolden Wallace Folick Insure Updates
- Author, “An Intoxicated Passenger’s Responsibility: No Duty of Care for Cab Drivers to Ensure Passenger’s are Seat Belted During Travel”, December 2018, Dolden Wallace Folick Insure Updates
- Author, “Municipality Liable for Assaults on its Property”, September 2018 Dolden Wallace Folick Insure Updates