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 served as President of the Toronto Lawyers Association. Mr. Kostyniuk is also a past chair of the Bar Dispute Resolution Group Forum. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, Canadian Defence Lawyers, and Toronto Lawyers Association, and he 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.


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 Ontario and the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Advocates Society. 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 Arbitrations at the Licence Appeal Tribunal. He also appears regularly as counsel at private Mediations and Arbitrations involving priority and loss transfer disputes.

Mr. Greenside is an avid Toronto Maple Leaf supporter and refuses to accept retainers from Montreal Canadians fans, notwithstanding his collection of hockey colleagues that continue to support the beleaguered Habs.


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, 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 defence practice includes class actions, product liability, tort, subrogated, and municipal law claims. Michael also acts as coverage counsel for various insurers and his 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 the immediate Past-President of the Toronto Lawyers Association where he continues to serve as a Director and where he previously served as the Chair of the Education and Awards Committees.

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). Michael is a former executive member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and a longstanding supporter of the Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program at Osgoode Hall.


email: mwhite@kglawyers.com

Geoffrey Keating

GEOFFREY KEATING

Geoff is a partner 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 Ontario and proudly acts as co-chair for the firm’s articling program.


email: gkeating@kglawyers.com

Jennifer Cosentino

JENNIFER COSENTINO

Ms. Cosentino is a partner with the firm. 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 Ontario, 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

SURINA SUD

SURINA SUD

Surina Sud is a partner at Kostyniuk & Greenside. 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. Surina is an active member of the Canadian Defence Lawyer’s Young Lawyer’s Committee and the Toronto Lawyers Association’s Education Committee.


email: ssud@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 Ontario, the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Canadian Defense Lawyers.


email: jpasternak@kglawyers.com

Sarah Fashin

SARAH FASIH

Sarah is an associate at Kostyniuk & Greenside, where she practices in the area of insurance defence with a primary focus on accident benefits and tort litigation. She advocates for clients at various levels of Ontario courts and administrative tribunals. She obtained a Dual J.D. degree from the University of Windsor and University of Detroit Mercy. While at law school, Sarah externed at the 36th District Court in Detroit, representing clients charged with misdemeanors and civil infractions. She also provided legal assistance to indigent clients at the Immigration Law Clinic and the Community Legal Aid Clinic. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2018, after completing her articles at a boutique plaintiff-side personal injury litigation firm. Sarah is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Toronto Lawyers Association, Canadian Defence Lawyers, and Women’s Law Association of Ontario.


email: sfasih@kglawyers.com

Rozlien

ROZLIEN BRIKHA

Rozlien is an Associate at Kostyniuk & Greenside, where her practice primarily focuses on insurance defence in the areas of tort litigation and accident benefits. She obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2018. She was called to the Ontario Bar in June of 2019, upon completion of her articles at a plaintiff-side personal injury firm in Toronto. Rozlien is a member of the Toronto Lawyers Association. When she is not working, Rozlien enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.


email: rbrikha@kglawyers.com

James Kolumbus

JAMES KOLUMBUS

Mr. Kolumbus practices law at Kostyniuk and Greenside, in the area of insurance defence with a focus on accident benefits and tort litigation. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto in Criminology and Political Science and then achieved a LL.B at the University of Aberystwyth in the United Kingdom. While in law school he was Vice-President and Trainer for the mooting society and competed in the Oxford University Press and Environmental Law moots.

He was called to the bar in 2021 after completing his articles at a boutique plaintiff-side personal injury firm in Toronto. In his spare time, he enjoys bouldering, golfing, and playing board games.


email: jkolumbus@kglawyers.com

Bryan Chin

BRYAN CHIN

Bhavpreet Saini

BHAVPREET SAINI

Bhavpreet is an associate at Kostyniuk & Greenside, where his practice focuses on insurance defence litigation. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2020 and was called to the Bar in January 2021 upon completion of his articles at a plaintiff-side personal injury firm in Toronto.

While not practicing law, Bhavpreet enjoys watching sports, going for a drive, making food, and eating it too.


email: bsaini@kglawyers.com

Heena Kapoor

HEENA KAPOOR

Heena Kapoor is an associate at Kostyniuk and Greenside where her practice focuses on insurance defence litigation and accident benefits. She obtained an LL.B. From City, University of London, England in 2018. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2021 after completing her articles at a general practice firm with a focus on plaintiff-side personal injury in Mississauga. Outside of the office, Heena enjoys long walks and hiking, travelling, and reading.


email: hkapoor@kglawyers.com

Parthenia Magharious

PARTHENIA MAGHARIOUS

Parthenia is an Associate at Kostyniuk and Greenside, in the area of insurance defence with a focus on accident benefits and tort litigation. She obtained her B.A. in Classical Studies at York University, her M.A. in Classics from McMaster University, and her J.D. at Wayne State University Law School. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and the Law Society of Ontario.

When not practicing law, Parthenia enjoys running, working out, trying new restaurants, eating donuts, and blogging about it all!


email: pmagharious@kglawyers.com

Rajesan (Raj) Rajendran

RAJESAN (RAJ) RAJENDRAN

Rajesan (Raj) Rajendran is an associate at Kostyniuk & Greenside in the area of insurance defence. He has appeared before various levels of courts and tribunals in Ontario. He received his Bachelor of Science (Honours) at University of Toronto and has law degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School and Queen’s University Belfast. Raj has also studied law at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. Prior to joining Kostyniuk & Greenside he was in general practice which included plaintiff side personal injury litigation.


email: rrajendran@kglawyers.com

Frank Comella

FRANK COMELLA

Frank is an associate with Kostyniuk & Greenside. Frank obtained his law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998. After representing Plaintiffs for over 20 years, Frank now restricts his practice to defending claims on behalf of various insurers, with a particular focus on accident benefits claims and tort litigation. Frank has appeared before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Licence Appeal Tribunal and the Superior Court of Justice. Frank is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.


email: fcomella@kglawyers.com

Michael Silver

MICHAEL SILVER

Michael Silver is an associate at Kostyniuk & Greenside lawyers. His practice includes Accident Benefits and Tort matters. He has appeared on behalf of clients at various levels of court and tribunals, conducting several hearings and trials. Michael obtained his JD from Osgoode Hall law school in 2017, articled with Kostyniuk & Greenside, and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2018. Michael has practiced exclusively in insurance defence litigation, with Kostyniuk & Greenside and internally with a large insurer.


email: msilver@kglawyers.com

Nicholas Maida

NICHOLAS MAIDA

Nicholas Maida joined Kostyniuk & Greenside as an Associate in 2022 after his call to the bar. He completed an undergraduate degree in Linguistics at Queen’s University in 2018, where he also obtained his Juris Doctor, and articled in-house for an insurance company. Nicholas’ practice focuses on insurance defence and accident benefits claims. On his spare time, Nicholas enjoys playing video games, homebrewing, and cooking.


email: nmaida@kglawyers.com

Karanveer Padda

KARANVEER PADDA

Karanveer is an associate at Kostyniuk & Greenside where his practice focuses on insurance defence litigation and accident benefit claims. He completed an undergraduate degree in Criminology at the University of Toronto in 2018 and obtained his LL.B from University of Leicester, UK in 2020. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2022 after completing his articles at a general practice firm with a focus on plaintiff-side personal injury in Mississauga.

In his spare time, Karanveer enjoys playing video games, working out, hiking, and travelling.


email: kpadda@kglawyers.com

Navdeep Chahal

NAVDEEP CHAHAL

Navdeep is an associate at Kostyniuk & Greenside, where his practice primarily focuses on insurance defence litigation and accident benefits. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2021. He was called to the Ontario bar in 2022, after completing his articles at a plaintiff-side personal injury law firm.

When not practicing law, Navdeep is an avid traveler, likes to stay active, and is a big time Toronto Raptors and Toronto Maple Leafs fan.


email: nchahal@kglawyers.com

Ankita Abraham

ANKITA ABRAHAM

Ankita is an associate at Kostyniuk & Greenside where her practice focuses on insurance defence litigation and accident benefit claims. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Bond University, Australia in 2018 and was called to the bar in 2020 after completing her articles at a boutique insurance defence firm. She joined Kostyniuk & Greenside after two years of practice at a plaintiff-side personal injury firm.

When she is not in the office, Ankita enjoys exploring new restaurants, playing with her Goldendoodle, and travelling.


email: aabraham@kglawyers.com

Tanner Blomme

TANNER BLOMME

Tanner Blomme is an associate at Kostyniuk & Greenside, whose practice is in the area of insurance defence with a focus on accidents benefits litigation.

He graduated from the University of Windsor Law School in 2020. Tanner was called to the Bar in 2021 and after completing his articles in the area of Mental Health and the Law in Toronto. He has appeared regularly at the Consent and Capacity Board, Ontario Review Board, and appeared at the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Appeal.

When not working, he enjoys playing hockey, squash, golf, and sleeping with his two cats.


email: tblomme@kglawyers.com

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