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Kiran Qureshi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi

Specialties

Personal Injury Litigation on behalf of injured victims with regards to Motor Vehicle Accidents, Long-term Disability claims, CPP claims, Brain Injuries, and Paediatric or Injuries of Minors.

Kiran Qureshi

From a very young age, Kiran has understood the importance of duty and expectation. As a child of immigrant parents from Pakistan, it was instilled in her that she must always think about the greater implications of her actions and decisions.

Kiran knows firsthand what it means to respect cultural traditions and family structure, and adapt them to a North American society. She believes in taking care of family and she considers all of her clients just that.

Due to her background and experience as a lawyer, Kiran is better able to articulate, identify and understand how an injury affects a person beyond the physical, to the psychological and emotional. A victim’s very sense of purpose is injured.

Armed with an organized and diligent mind, Kiran is always working on her cases—preparing for mediations, anticipating arguments, tending to her clients' needs as soon as they arise, listening to their frustrations and earning their respect and trust.

Kiran not only understands her clients’ cultural, family and social situations, she has a vested interest in their well-being. She is open and upfront with all her clients, and does everything in her power to win them the maximum settlement.

Kiran has assisted with trials before the Superior Court of Ontario and matters before the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Canada Pension Plan tribunal and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. 

Education

  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (2008);
  • Bachelors of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School (LLB, 2007);
  • Bachelor of Arts with distinction, University of Western Ontario (B.A., 2004).

Affiliations

  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association;
  • Board of Directors of Settlement Assistance and Family Support Service (SAFSS).

Noteworthy Cases

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and left with serious injuries. The victim retained a well-known downtown personal injury firm to represent her. Two years later, the law firm terminated its representation of the victim just before the limitation period, opining that the case was not viable. The case contained significant difficulties, including allegations of jaywalking, a poor work history and pre-accident health problems. The victim retained Carranza LLP, after which Kiran Qureshi took the case over and eventually obtained catastrophic designation for the victim, along with a significant accident benefits and tort settlement for the victim.
 
The applicant was unable to continue working as a customer service representative in a financial institution as a result of chronic pain and fibromyalgia. The applicant applied for CPP disability benefits, which were denied initially, and then denied again upon reconsideration.  The decision was appealed and the matter proceeded to hearing in front of the Social Security Tribunal of Canada.  A decision was rendered by the adjudicator determining that the applicant did meet the qualifications for receiving CPP disability benefits, and the appeal was successfully allowed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi

Specialties

Personal Injury Litigation on behalf of injured victims with regards to Motor Vehicle Accidents, Long-term Disability claims, CPP claims, Brain Injuries, and Paediatric or Injuries of Minors.

Carranza

Carranza LLP represents clients in Toronto and the greater Toronto area (GTA), Niagara, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, Markham, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Belleville, Kingston, Ottawa, Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, London, Barrie, North Bay, Sudbury.