Samir Patel practices in all areas of family law (child and spousal support; custody and access; divorce; matrimonial property disputes, and property equalization), and has extensive experience in attending to matters pertaining to both criminal law. He regularly appears before the Ontario Court of Justice, and the Superior Court of Justice.
Having completed his Honours degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto, Samir then set out to expand his international experience by pursuing his law degree at Bond University, located in the heart of Gold Coast, Australia. During this time, Samir was not only successful in obtaining his Juris Doctor, but had also been presented with several opportunities to obtain a variety of experiences, which as a result, allowed him to make significant contributions to both the academic, and legal community.
While at Bond University, Samir contributed his time to the Queensland Council for Civil Liberties, where he was entrusted with the responsibility of reviewing proposed legislations and challenging any that may have undermined basic civil liberties. Among his most notable contributions, were the written submissions he independently prepared on the Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment Bill 2007, which subsequently then went on to be presented before the Senate Committee Inquiry. In 2007, Samir had also performed pro bono legal services of advice and assistance in the field of Administrative Law for the Queensland Public Interest Law Clearing House.
In January 2008, Samir returned to Canada where he began the accreditation process as prescribed by the National Committee on Accreditation. Several months later, he also began working as a legal assistant within the Office of the Children's Lawyer, where he gained valuable insight and exposure to the intricacies of family law proceedings. In 2011, and following the completion of his articles of clerkship with Profiti Law Office, where he obtained experience in the areas of criminal law and personal injury, Samir went on to be called to the Ontario Bar.
Normal Geographical Limits to Practice
Greater Toronto Area
Reads and/or Writes: English
Dispute Resolution Services
Accepts Legal Aid Certificates in the following areas: Family Law