About Juan Carranza
As the first Central American lawyer to be called to the Law Society of Upper Canada, Juan aspired to create a law firm that not only provided a valuable service to the community, but one that also raised funds to support communities in need.
Through his work in personal injury law, Juan started Carranza LLP in 1994 and opened a firm that is accessible to all people - no matter culture, religion, gender or language. A concern for justice and the jaded perspective of some insurance companies led Juan to establish Carranza LLP, a firm where all people would feel at home, in all meanings of the word.
People of all cultures deserve representation, and in his practice, Juan goes one step further by providing personal, down-to-earth, first-name-basis service to every client. His approachability bridges communication, knowledge and cultural gaps. He also surrounds himself with experienced lawyers who have open minds and open doors. Offering representation in over 17 languages, he and his partners have built Carranza LLP based on social justice for all, and to be a voice for those who might not normally have a voice in the personal injury and litigation system. As a firm, Carranza stands behind the idea that it is no longer enough for a lawyer to understand the law and the legal system; in order to provide proper and quality representation, we must also understand your unique circumstances, your language and your culture.
An experienced litigator, Juan has appeared before several courts and tribunals including: the Superior Court of Ontario, Ontario Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Canada, Financial Services Commission of Ontario, CRTC, Immigration Refugee Board, CPP and WSIB. In the courtroom, he is able to convey a victim's personal story because he takes the time and effort to learn and understand it. In every contact with his clients, he treats them with respect and compassion. In fact, everyone at the firm extends the same friendly, empathetic treatment to clients and each other.
In his quest to open a firm that would help his partners, employees, and local and global communities become more productive, Juan created a safe haven for anyone seeking legal advice. He fights passionately to ensure that his clients receive just and fair compensation independent of their socio-economical, cultural, national, and linguistic, gender or religious background.
Normal Geographical Limits to Practice
Reads and/or Writes: Spanish
Dispute Resolution Services
Home Visits and/or Visits to Institutionalized Clients
Accepts Collect Calls
Returns Long Distance Messages