Nestor Kostyniuk

NESTOR E. KOSTYNIUK

Mr. Kostyniuk practices law at Kostyniuk & Greenside in Toronto. He graduated from the University of Windsor Law School in 1977 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1979. Mr. Kostyniuk became a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation in 1992. In 2010, Mr. Kostyniuk served as President of the Toronto Lawyers Association. Mr. Kostyniuk is also a past chair of the Bar Dispute Resolution Group Forum. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, Canadian Defence Lawyers, and Toronto Lawyers Association, and he has concentrated in the area of insurance law since his call to the Bar. He appears regularly as counsel for Plaintiffs and Defendants at mediations and arbitrations, and also acts as counsel in Court proceedings throughout Ontario.


email: nkostyniuk@kglawyers.com

Derek Greenside

DEREK R. J. GREENSIDE

Mr. Greenside practices law at Kostyniuk & Greenside in Toronto. He graduated from The University of Western Ontario in 1985, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1987. Mr. Greenside became a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation in 1999. His memberships include the Law Society of Ontario, Toronto Lawyers Association and the Canadian Bar Association. Mr. Greenside has concentrated in the area of insurance law since his call to the Bar. He has considerable experience as counsel conducting Jury Trials and has appeared regularly as counsel on Mediations and Arbitrations at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. He also appears regularly as counsel at private Mediations and Arbitrations.


email: dgreenside@kglawyers.com

Paul Belanger

PAUL BELANGER

Mr. Belanger is a partner at Kostyniuk & Greenside. He joined the firm as an articling student in 2002, after graduating from Osgoode Hall. Prior to law school, he completed a Bachelor of Arts, in Psychology, at York University. He was called to the bar in 2003. Mr. Belanger practices in all areas of insurance defence litigation, including personal injury, property damage, construction matters and motor vehicle accident benefits. He has devoted his career to the resolution of disputes through mediation, arbitration and trial, on behalf of various insurance companies. In addition, Mr. Belanger is active in the legal community, being a member of the Toronto Law Association, Canadian Defence Lawyers, Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association. Outside of the office, Mr. Belanger enjoys spending time with his two children, cooking, and travelling.


email: pbelanger@kglawyers.com

Gina Nardella

GINA NARDELLA

Gina Nardella is a partner at Kostyniuk & Greenside. She obtained her Law Degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2006 with a certificate in Litigation, Dispute Resolution and the Administration of Justice. She was called to the Ontario bar in 2007 after articling with Kostyniuk & Greenside. Since then, she has practiced in both civil and criminal litigation, having appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the Ontario Review Board and the Licence Appeal Tribunal. Her practice is now focused on insurance defence litigation.


email: gnardella@kglawyers.com

Michael White

MICHAEL WHITE

Michael White is a partner with Kostyniuk & Greenside where his practice focuses on defending product liability, insurance and municipal law claims. Michael's professional experience includes appearing as lead counsel in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice on both jury and judge alone trials. Michael has also represented clients in the Divisional Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal and at Arbitrations before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. Michael is presently a Trustee of the Toronto Lawyers Association and a former executive member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee. Michael obtained his B.A. from Queen’s University (1997), his LLB from the University of Windsor (2004) and his Certificate in Dispute Resolution from York University (2003).


email: mwhite@kglawyers.com

Geoffrey Keating

GEOFFREY KEATING

Geoff is a partner with the firm practicing in the area of insurance defence with a primary focus on accident benefits and tort litigation. He graduated from Bond University in Queensland, Australia in 2010, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013 after completing his articles with Kostyniuk and Greenside. He has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, and the Licence Appeal Tribunal. Geoff is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and proudly acts as co-chair for the firm’s articling program.


email: gkeating@kglawyers.com

Jennifer Cosentino

JENNIFER COSENTINO

Ms. Cosentino is a partner with the firm. Ms. Cosentino obtained her law degree from Sydney University in Australia in 2009. She returned to Toronto and received accreditation from the National Committee on Accreditation in 2010 and was called to the Ontario Bar in June 2012. She worked as a plaintiffs' lawyer for 2 years before joining Kostyniuk & Greenside in May 2014. Ms. Cosentino's practice is now focused on insurance defence litigation. She has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario and the Licence Appeal Tribunal. Her memberships include the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Trial Lawyers Association and the Canadian Defence Lawyers. Ms. Cosentino is involved with student development program at the firm and co-chairs the firm’s Articling Program.


email: jcosentino@kglawyers.com

Jeffrey Pasternak

JEFFREY PASTERNAK

Jeffrey Pasternak received an Honours degree from the University of Guelph in Criminal Justice and Public Policy and then obtained a LL.B. from City University Law School in London, England. Jeff was called to the Ontario Bar in 2014 after completing his articles with Kostyniuk & Greenside. Jeff's practice focuses on all aspects of insurance defence litigation, including personal injury, occupier's liability and property claims. He advocates for clients at various levels of Ontario courts including the Superior Court of Justice and Small Claims Court. Jeff is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Canadian Defense Lawyers.


email: jpasternak@kglawyers.com

Surina Sud

SURINA SUD

Surina obtained her law degree from the University of Leicester in 2015. In 2013, she received an award for achieving the highest overall mark in a course (Civil Justice System) and was named the Most Valuable Player of the Women's Varsity Basketball Team. In 2014, Surina led the University's Pro Bono Committee as its Chief Officer. While Chief Officer, she founded and implemented "The Asylum Project", which assisted individuals seeking Asylum in the United Kingdom. Surina was called to the Bar in 2017 after completing her articles with Kostyniuk & Greenside. She has assisted at a jury trial and advocates for Plaintiffs and Defendants at all levels of Ontario Courts and Tribunals. Surina is an active member of the Canadian Defence Lawyer’s Young Lawyer’s Committee and the Toronto Lawyers Association’s Education Committee.


email: ssud@kglawyers.com

Sarah Fashin

SARAH FASIH

Sarah is an associate at Kostyniuk & Greenside, where she practices in the area of insurance defence with a primary focus on accident benefits and tort litigation. She advocates for clients at various levels of Ontario courts and administrative tribunals. She obtained a Dual J.D. degree from the University of Windsor and University of Detroit Mercy. While at law school, Sarah externed at the 36th District Court in Detroit, representing clients charged with misdemeanors and civil infractions. She also provided legal assistance to indigent clients at the Immigration Law Clinic and the Community Legal Aid Clinic. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2018, after completing her articles at a boutique plaintiff-side personal injury litigation firm. Sarah is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Toronto Lawyers Association, Canadian Defence Lawyers, and Women’s Law Association of Ontario.


email: sfasih@kglawyers.com

Rozlien

ROZLIEN BRIKHA

Rozlien is an Associate at Kostyniuk & Greenside, where her practice primarily focuses on insurance defence in the areas of tort litigation and accident benefits. She obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2018. She was called to the Ontario Bar in June of 2019, upon completion of her articles at a plaintiff-side personal injury firm in Toronto. Rozlien is a member of the Toronto Lawyers Association. When she is not working, Rozlien enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and traveling.


email: rbrikha@kglawyers.com

Savneet Multani

SAVNEET MULTANI

Savneet Multani, an associate at Kostyniuk & Greenside lawyers, graduated from Department of Laws, Panjab University after attaining a degree in Bachelor of Commerce from Panjab University in India.

Prior to joining the firm, Savneet worked as a Plaintiff’s lawyer after completing articling in a personal injury law firm in Toronto. Savneet’s practice focuses on accident benefits and torts.


email: smultani@kglawyers.com

Riley Groskopf

RILEY GROSKOPF

Riley Groskopf is an associate at Kostyniuk & Greenside. He completed his Juris Doctor at the University of Western Ontario in 2020 and joined Kostyniuk & Greenside as an articling student that same year. Riley was called to the bar in Ontario in May of 2021. Riley’s practice focuses on insurance defence and accident benefits claims. While not practicing law, Riley is an avid fan of hockey and baseball, and has an interest in boardgames.


email: rgroskopf@kglawyers.com

Jennifer Zhang

JENNIFER ZHANG

Jennifer Zhang is an associate at Kostyniuk and Greenside. Jennifer obtained her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University and her B.A. from Queen’s University. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2021 upon completion of her articles at a plaintiff-side personal injury firm in Toronto. Jennifer’s practice focuses on insurance defence litigation, and she has experience in personal injury and family law. Outside of the office, Jennifer enjoys growing her own vegetables and helping out on her family farm.


email: jzhang@kglawyers.com

Rajesh Mohan

RAJESH MOHAN

Rajesh Mohan is an associate at Kostyniuk and Greenside Lawyers whose main areas of practice are Tort Litigation and Accident Benefit Claims. Rajesh obtained his law degree from the prestigious University of London. He then attended Bond University where he completed his Practical Legal Training. He was shortly thereafter called to the Queensland Bar (Australia) in 2012 where he practiced in the area of Commercial litigation. Rajesh then made his move home to Toronto, where he was called to the Ontario Bar in 2015. In Toronto, he practiced Criminal Defence, building his craft of trial advocacy for half a decade. Rajesh recently returned to practice law in Toronto after gaining experience in Insurance Defence working in Vancouver, BC. After being called to the British Columbia Bar in 2020, He successfully first-chaired a trial as In-house counsel. Rajesh has appeared at multiple levels of court – including the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, Federal Court, and Supreme Court of British Columbia.


email: rmohan@kglawyers.com

Joe Kositsky

JOE KOSITSKY

Joe is an associate at Kostyniuk & Greenside whose practice focuses on tort, accident benefits and occupiers' liability claims. Prior to joining Kostyniuk & Greenside, he worked as plaintiff’s lawyer for several prominent personal injury law firms in Toronto. Joe received a B.A. in Anthropology from York University, subsequently obtained his LL.B. from the University of Ottawa, and was called to the bar in January 2015. Since that time, he has represented accident victims in wide array of personal injury matters such as motor vehicle accidents, long-term disability, occupiers' liability, dog bite injuries, medical malpractice, and sexual assault claims. He has appeared in the Superior Court of Justice and various tribunals including the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, the Canadian Pension Plan, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, and the License Appeal Tribunal. Joe is involved in The Career Mentorship Program offered by Student Accessibility Services at York University. Career mentors are matched with students with disabilities to work together to facilitate career goals of the students. In his spare time, Joe enjoys spinning, playing drums, and spending time with his family at their vacation house in Florida.


email: jkositsky@kglawyers.com

Corey Sutton

COREY SUTTON

Corey Sutton is an associate at Kostyniuk & Greenside. He obtained a Dual J.D. degree from the University of Windsor and University of Detroit Mercy. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2021 and joined Kostyniuk & Greenside after articling at a personal injury firm.

Corey’s practice focuses on insurance defence and accident benefits claims. While not practicing law, Corey enjoys playing hockey and watching football.


email: csutton@kglawyers.com

James Kolumbus

JAMES KOLUMBUS

Mr. Kolumbus practices law at Kostyniuk and Greenside, in the area of insurance defence with a focus on accident benefits and tort litigation. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto in Criminology and Political Science and then achieved a LL.B at the University of Aberystwyth in the United Kingdom. While in law school he was Vice-President and Trainer for the mooting society and competed in the Oxford University Press and Environmental Law moots.

He was called to the bar in 2021 after completing his articles at a boutique plaintiff-side personal injury firm in Toronto. In his spare time, he enjoys bouldering, golfing, and playing board games.


email: jkolumbus@kglawyers.com

Bryan Chin

BRYAN CHIN

Bhavpreet Saini

BHAVPREET SAINI

Bhavpreet is an associate at Kostyniuk & Greenside, where his practice focuses on insurance defence litigation. He obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa in 2020 and was called to the Bar in January 2021 upon completion of his articles at a plaintiff-side personal injury firm in Toronto.

While not practicing law, Bhavpreet enjoys watching sports, going for a drive, making food, and eating it too.


email: bsaini@kglawyers.com

Jonathan Wiesenthal

JONATHAN WIESENTHAL

Jon holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Hons.) from McGill University, a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree from the University of Windsor, the latter obtained in 2014. In law school, Jon excelled in moot competitions leading him on his path towards insurance litigation.

Following law school, Jon articled and later practiced insurance defence litigation in the Windsor area where he was retained by large corporate insurers. He understands the insurance defence process and is eager to return to his roots in insurance defence litigation with Kostyniuk & Greenside. Jon also previously ran his own litigation firm where he handled corporate/commercial and insurance litigation matters.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jon worked for an MP, rising to the position of Special Assistant and Constituency Director. His work in government and insurance defence allows Jon to understand the needs of insurance defence clients (the insured and insurance companies alike) and provides him with the knowhow to identify the proper path for resolving your particular insurance defence issue.


email: jwiesenthal@kglawyers.com

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