Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

Specialties

Personal Injury Litigation on behalf of injured victims specializing in Brain Injuries, Orthopaedic Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries as well as complex liability cases, and Long-Term disability.

Juan F Carranza B.A., LL.B., M.B.A.

Phone: 416.633.1065
Fax: 416.633.9782
Email: juan@carranza.on.ca
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As the first Central American lawyer to be called to the Law Society of Upper Canada, Juan aspired to create a law firm that not only provided a valuable service to the community, but one that also raised funds to support communities in need.

Through his work in personal injury law, Juan created a firm that is accessible to all people—no matter culture, religion, gender or language. A concern for justice and the jaded perspective of some insurance companies led Juan to establish Carranza LLP—a firm where all people would feel at home, in all meanings of the word.

People of all cultures deserve representation, and in his practice, Juan goes one step further. He provides personal, down-to-earth, first-name-basis service to every client. His approachability bridges communication, knowledge and cultural gaps. He also surrounds himself with experienced lawyers who have open minds and open doors.

An experienced litigator, Juan has appeared before several courts and tribunals including: the Superior Court of Ontario, Ontario Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Canada, Financial Services Commission of Ontario, CRTC, Immigration Refugee Board, CPP and WSIB.

In the courtroom, he is able to convey a victim’s personal story, because he takes the time and effort to learn and understand it. In every contact with his clients, he treats them with respect and compassion. In fact, everyone at the firm extends the same friendly, empathetic treatment to clients and each other.

In his quest to open a firm that would help his partners, employees and local and global communities become more productive, Juan created a safe haven for anyone seeking legal advice. He fights passionately to ensure that his clients receive just and fair compensation independent of their socio-economical, cultural, national, and linguistic, gender or religious background.

Education

  • Masters in Business Administration, Queen’s University (2005)
  • Admitted to Ontario Bar (1994)
  • Bachelors of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School (LLB, 1992)
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours, York University (B.A., 1989)

Memberships

  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Ontario Brain Injury Association
  • Centennial College (Governor)
  • York University’s Stong College (Fellow)
  • Steering Committee of DiverseCity
  • Canadian Hispanic Congress
  • Salvaide
  • Latin American Community Centre
  • Centre for Spanish Speaking People

Awards and Achievements

  • Law Society’s Lawyer Make History Project (2010)
  • One of the 10 Most Influential Hispanics in Canada (2007)
  • “Somos Capaces” award, Centre for Spanish Speaking Peoples (2001)
  • The Law Society of Upper Canada’s award for Community Service (2000)
  • “Que Pasa Aqui?” Producer (1994)
  • “Central America this Week”, News Reporter (1991-1992)