Nestor Kostyniuk

NESTOR E. KOSTYNIUK

Mr. Kostyniuk practices law at Kostyniuk & Greenside in Toronto. He graduated from the University of Windsor Law School in 1977, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1979. Mr. Kostyniuk became a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation in 1992. In 2010 Mr. Kostyniuk became the President of the Toronto Lawyers Association, in the same year the prestigious organization is celebrating 125 years. Mr. Kostyniuk is also a past chair of the Bar Dispute Resolution Group Forum. His memberships include The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Advocates' Society. Mr. Kostyniuk has concentrated in the area of insurance law since his call to the Bar. He appears regularly as counsel for Plaintiffs and Defendants at mediations and arbitrations, and also acts as counsel in Court proceedings throughout Ontario.

Mr. Kostyniuk's presentation to The Standing Committee on Justice Policy, in Consideration of Bill 14, Access to Justice Act, 2005.


Email: nkostyniuk@kglawyers.com

Derek Greenside

DEREK R. J. GREENSIDE

Mr. Greenside practices law at Kostyniuk & Greenside in Toronto. He graduated from The University of Western Ontario in 1985, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1987. Mr. Greenside became a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation in 1999. His memberships include the Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto Lawyers Association, the Advocates' Society, and the Canadian Bar Association. Mr. Greenside has concentrated in the area of insurance law since his call to the Bar. He has considerable experience as counsel conducting Jury Trials and has appeared regularly as counsel on Mediations and Arbitrations at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. He also appears regularly as counsel at private Mediations and Arbitrations.


Email: dgreenside@kglawyers.com

Paul Belanger

PAUL BELANGER

Mr. Belanger is a partner at Kostyniuk & Greenside. He joined the firm as an articling student in 2002, after graduating from Osgoode Hall. Prior to law school, he completed a Bachelor of Arts, in Psychology, at York University. He was called to the bar in 2003. Mr. Belanger practices in all areas of insurance defence litigation, including personal injury, property damage, construction matters and motor vehicle accident benefits. He has devoted his career to the resolution of disputes through mediation, arbitration and trial, on behalf of various insurance companies. In addition, Mr. Belanger is active in the legal community, being a member of the Toronto Law Association, Advocate’s Society, Canadian Defence Lawyers, Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association. Outside of the office, Mr. Belanger enjoys spending time with his two children, cooking, and travelling.


Email: pbelanger@kglawyers.com

Gina Nardella

GINA NARDELLA

Gina Nardella is a partner at Kostyniuk & Greenside. She obtained her Law Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2006 with a certificate in Litigation, Dispute Resolution and the Administration of Justice. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2007 after articling with Kostyniuk & Greenside. Since then, she has practiced in both civil and criminal litigation, having appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Ontario Review Board and the Licence Appeal Tribunal. Her practice is now focused on insurance defence litigation.


Email: gnardella@kglawyers.com

Michael White

MICHAEL WHITE

Michael White is a partner with Kostyniuk & Greenside where his practice focuses on defending product liability, insurance and municipal law claims. Michael's professional experience includes appearing as lead counsel in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on both jury and judge alone trials. Michael has also represented clients in the Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal and at Arbitrations before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. Michael is presently a Trustee of the Toronto Lawyers Association and a former executive member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Michael obtained his B.A. from Queen’s University (1997), his LLB from the University of Windsor (2004) and his Certificate in Dispute Resolution from York University (2003).


Email: mwhite@kglawyers.com

Geoffrey Keating

GEOFFREY KEATING

Geoff is an associate with the firm practicing in the area of insurance defence with a primary focus on accident benefits and tort litigation. He graduated from Bond University in Queensland, Australia in 2010, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013 after completing his articles with Kostyniuk and Greenside. He has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, and the Licence Appeal Tribunal. Geoff is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and proudly acts as co-chair for the firm’s articling program.


Email: gkeating@kglawyers.com

Jennifer Cosentino

JENNIFER COSENTINO

Ms. Cosentino obtained her law degree from Sydney University in Australia in 2009. She returned to Toronto and received accreditation from the National Committee on Accreditation in 2010 and was called to the Ontario Bar in June 2012. She worked as a plaintiffs' lawyer for 2 years before joining Kostyniuk & Greenside in May 2014. Ms. Cosentino's practice is now focused on insurance defence litigation. She has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and the Licence Appeal Tribunal. Her memberships include the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Trial Lawyers Association and the Canadian Defence Lawyers. Ms. Cosentino is involved with student development program at the firm and co-chairs the firm’s Articling Program.


Email: jcosentino@kglawyers.com

Jeffrey Pasternak

JEFFREY PASTERNAK

Jeffrey Pasternak received an Honours degree from the University of Guelph in Criminal Justice and Public Policy and then obtained a LL.B. from City University Law School in London, England. Jeff was called to the Ontario Bar in 2014 after completing his articles with Kostyniuk & Greenside. Jeff's practice focuses on all aspects of insurance defence litigation, including personal injury, occupier's liability and property claims. He advocates for clients at various levels of Ontario courts including the Superior Court of Justice and Small Claims Court. Jeff is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Canadian Defense Lawyers.


Email: jpasternak@kglawyers.com

Raman Pandher

RAMAN PANDHER

Ramandeep Pandher graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Criminal Deviance from University of Toronto and a JD from the joint Canadian and American program at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She was called to the Ontario bar in June 2014, after completing her articles at Kostyniuk & Greenside. Ramandeep's practice focuses on insurance defence litigation. She has represented clients at the Small Claims Court, and has made numerous Superior Court of Justice appearances. Her memberships include the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Trial Lawyers Association and the Canadian Defence Lawyers.


Email: rpandher@kglawyers.com

Alexander Hartwig

ALEXANDER HARTWIG

Alexander Hartwig graduated from the University of Ottawa with an Honours Bachelor of Social Sciences majoring in Criminology and Philosophy. He then attended the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, graduating with a Juris Doctor. He returned to Ottawa for his articles and was called to the bar in June of 2015. He practiced in plaintiff-side personal injury litigation before joining Kostyniuk & Greenside in 2016, where he now focuses on insurance litigation. He has so far appeared before the Small Claims Court, the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, and the License Appeal Tribunal. Mr. Hartwig is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Toronto Lawyers Association.


Email: ahartwig@kglawyers.com

Surina Sud

SURINA SUD

Surina obtained her law degree from the University of Leicester in 2015. In 2013, she received an award for achieving the highest overall mark in a course (Civil Justice System) and was named the Most Valuable Player of the Women's Varsity Basketball Team. In 2014, Surina led the University's Pro Bono Committee as its Chief Officer. While Chief Officer, she founded and implemented "The Asylum Project", which assisted individuals seeking Asylum in the United Kingdom. Surina was called to the Bar in 2017 after completing her articles with Kostyniuk & Greenside. She has assisted at a jury trial and advocates for Plaintiffs and Defendants at all levels of Ontario Courts and Tribunals.


Email: ssud@kglawyers.com

Megan Cui

MEGAN CUI

Megan Cui graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Queen's University and a JD from the University of Western Ontario. She was called to the Ontario bar in June 2017, after completing her articles at a prominent plaintiff-side personal injury firm. Since then, Ms. Cui's practice has focused solely on insurance defence litigation. She joined Kostyniuk & Greenside in April 2018. Ms. Cui has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, and the License Appeal Tribunal. Her memberships include the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Trial Lawyers Association, and the Canadian Defence Lawyers.


Email: mcui@kglawyers.com

Anna Kirovska

ANNA KIROVSKA

Anna Kirovska articled at a prominent litigation firm and joined Kostyniuk Greenside Lawyers as an associate upon her call to the Bar in 2018. She carries a broad insurance litigation practice. Anna advocates for Plaintiffs and Defendants at all levels of Ontario Courts and Tribunals.

Anna earned her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2017. Prior to law school, she worked as a law clerk and was involved in various stages of insurance litigation. Anna has a keen interest in alternative dispute resolution and is a Roster Mediator with the Ontario Mandatory Mediation Program.

Anna is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, Canadian Defence Lawyers, and the Toronto Lawyers Association.


Email: akirovska@kglawyers.com

Michael Silver

MICHAEL SILVER

Michael Silver graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences from Queen’s University and a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2018, after completing his articles at Kostyniuk & Greenside Lawyers. Michael’s practice focuses on insurance defence litigation. He advocates for clients at various levels of court and various administrative tribunals. Michael is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Canadian Defence Lawyers.


Email: msilver@kglawyers.com