Maya Krishnaratne


Immigration lawyer Maya Krishnaratne LL.B is a partner at Devry Smith Frank LLP (DSF). For the last ten years, Maya has largely practiced civil litigation with a focus on civil defence work. This experience has afforded Maya the ability to act ardently for institutional and individual clients alike, think on her feet, and devise creative and compelling arguments in representing clients. She prides herself on strong communication skills, astute attention to detail, and the sense of trust she builds with her clients. Maya’s professional legal career began in Insurance Defence law and litigation, where she worked with large corporations and individuals obtaining successful outcomes in an efficient and judicious manner.

Maya joined DSF’s immigration practice in 2017 with a view to advising prospective and existing clients with permanent residence and visa applications. Her professional interests lie in corporate immigration law and cross-border issues and advice to multinational corporations, small businesses and individuals in developing immigration strategies and ensuring successful cross-border travel. Her extensive litigation experience also means an ability to advise clients regarding appeals of denied applications and to act as counsel in an appeal should a client wish to pursue one.

She believes firmly in the value of a multicultural, ever-evolving population in Canada and is committed to helping those who wish to become part of this great country.

Maya insists that clients are kept in the loop at every stage of an application and finds that clients are served best when they are directly involved in their files.

Maya has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy with distinction from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa.

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