Tamara Burns

Tamara specializes in personal injury law in Toronto practicing at De Sa & Associates P.C. Her practice focuses on representing Plaintiffs in all aspects of their Accident Benefit and tort claims. Tamara knows that every case is unique, and brings dedication and compassion to her practice to ensure that she is meeting all the needs of her clients, and that they are well compensated for their losses.

* tamara@desalegal.ca
* (416) 242 – 7555 x225

About
Tamara has been a member of the firm since 2010. After receiving an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario she worked in the field of corporate law before completing her articles in the field of Civil Litigation.

In 2011, Tamara obtained her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School, While attending law school, she volunteered for the Community and Legal Aid Services Program where she gained experience advocating for individuals who were unable to navigate the complex legal system on their own.

Tamara articled for the firm and joined the team as an Associate following her call to the bar in 2011.She currently specializes in Statutory Accident Benefit claims, occupiers’ liability including slip and fall cases, as well as motor vehicle negligence. In 2015 Tamara completed the Advanced Certificate in Dispute Resolution at York University where she honed her mediation skills and conducted her own mediations at Small Claims Court. As part of her litigation practice, Tamara drafts pleadings, facta, mediation briefs, motion records, and proposals. She has appeared before arbitrators at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario as well as masters and judges of the Superior Court of Justice.

When she is not working, Tamara enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, reading, and exploring new countries.
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HONOURS & ACHIEVEMENTS
Advanced Certificate in Dispute Resolution, York University
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
* Member of Canadian Bar Association
* Member of the Ontario Bar Association

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
Tamara is a committed volunteer and participates in various charity events for the Toronto Humane Society.

BAR ADMISSIONS
Member in Good Standing in the Law Society Upper Canada – June 2012
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