Toronto Lawyer - Elinor Shinehoft
About Elinor Shinehoft
About the Firm
Personal Injury and Family Law: By specializing in only two areas of law, this allows our office to focus its resources and energy to ensure that we are staying up to date on the latest changes in the law, cases being decided by the courts, news related topics and changes in legal technologies.
What does this mean to our clients? You can rest assured that you will receive the best legal advice and services possible according to your individual needs.
Our Commitment to Clients: Today everyone is pressed for time and overburdened with life's stresses and responsibilities. We know your time is precious, so our main goal and commitment is to maintain a superior level of customer service. We will always return your phone calls and emails promptly, and we do our best to work around your schedule to meet with you. As a client, you are our highest priority and will never be made to feel rushed or unimportant.
Free Initial Consultation: We offer a free first consultation, with no obligation to retain our services. We will spend the time needed to answer your questions and concerns.
About Elinor Shinehoft
Elinor is a lawyer and notary public, licensed to practice law in the province of Ontario. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2002. Elinor is a sole practitioner and practices in association with the firm Levy Zavet PC.
Her expertise is in personal injury law, including injuries resulting from the most serious motor vehicle, motorcycle and pedestrian accidents. Elinor also deals with workplace injuries (WSIB, WCB, WSB, WSIAT), slip and falls, injuries on private or public property, as well as medical malpractice suits, product liability, short term and long term disability claims.
Elinor has represented her clients in private negotiations, mediations, proceedings at the Superior Court of Justice, and Financial Services Commission of Ontario. Where necessary she will take cases to Arbitration and Trial.
For her family law clients, Elinor will advocate resolutions through a collaborative approach, but also attends court on contested matters. She vigorously advocates for her clients in cases involving divorce, custody and access, child support, spousal support, and property division. Elinor also prepares separation agreements, marriage contracts, cohabitation agreements, basic wills and powers of attorney. Lastly, Elinor has experience representing clients in domestic abuse relationships, and cases involving restraining orders. She will attend trial when required.
Elinor's goal is to make each client feel comfortable during their time of need, reduce their stress, and ensure they understand what their legal rights and options are. She prides herself on her honesty, compassion, and strong dedication towards each of her clients' cases. As a client you will see these traits in every staff member at the office.
Elinor grew up in Montreal, Quebec and then came to Toronto where she graduated with high distinction from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts. She then attended Osgoode Hall Law School where she obtained her Juris Doctor degree. In addition, Elinor later went on to obtain a Post-Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from Sheridan College.
Elinor is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Toronto Lawyers Association, the Family Lawyers Association, and Women's Law Association of Ontario.
Elinor is fluent in English and conversant in French, Romanian and Hebrew.
Normal Geographical Limits to Practice
GTA, Niagara Falls to Oshawa, and north to Newmarket
Speaks: French, Romanian, Hebrew
Dispute Resolution Services
Accepts Legal Aid Certificates in the following areas: Family Law
Home Visits and/or Visits to Institutionalized Clients
Returns Long Distance Messages
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Power of Attorney
Child / Spousal Support
Child Custody / Access
Collaborative Family Law
Division of Property / Assets
Separation / Divorce
Labour and Employment Law
WSIB / WCB / WSB
Elinor Shinehoft, Barrister and Solicitor
315 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 201
Phone: 416-777-2244 , ext. 730