Maya Krishnaratne

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TORONTO EDUCATION LAWYER

Maya obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto where she majored in Philosophy/Bioethics. She received her LL.B. in 2007 from the University of Ottawa and was called to the bar in 2008. She began her practice of law at a prominent boutique defence firm in Hamilton and joined Devry Smith Frank LLP in 2009, where she is a partner.

Maya has practiced civil litigation throughout most of her career, representing clients at Ontario tribunals and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. She has ten years of experience acting ardently for clients, thinking on her feet, and devising creative and compelling arguments when representing clients. She prides herself on strong communication skills, astute attention to detail, and the sense of trust she builds with her clients.

Maya has been representing children and families in the education system with respect to their legal rights throughout her legal career. She cares about the rights of students in their schools and believes that it is important for clients to understand those rights so that they can continue confidently and securely throughout their academic paths.

Maya seeks to guide clients through otherwise daunting procedures and processes to help them achieve the most judicious outcomes. She regularly represents clients in disputes with a multitude of Ontario school boards and private schools and advocates for them in both the dispute resolution process and before boards, courts and tribunals.

Outside of her day to day practice, Maya serves on the firm’s articling and summer student committee and devotes time on a pro bono basis to children from low income families requiring representation in the education system.