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Our People

Partners

Jennifer Penman
Partner

Jennifer Penman received her law degree from Dalhousie University in 1996, and her Masters of Laws, Criminal from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2005....

Dirk Derstine
Partner

Dirk Derstine was called to the bar in 1993 and has dedicated his career to providing a strong defence to those charged with very...

Associates

Stephen White
Associate

Stephen White has practiced as a trial lawyer for over 25 years.  His passion for truth and his hatred of injustice make him a...

Tania Bariteau
Associate

Tania Bariteau is an associate at Derstine Penman, where her practice focuses on criminal litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Since joining the...

Anita Nathan
Associate

Anita’s practice includes both trial and appellate work, and she appears at all levels of court including the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior...

Geoff Haskell
Associate

Geoff Haskell is an associate lawyer at Derstine Penman.  Geoff received his Juris Doctorate degree at the University of Ottawa in 2016 and was...

Laura Remigio
Associate

Laura Remigio is an associate at Derstine Penman, where her practice focuses on criminal litigation at the trial and appellate levels. She has appeared...

Jordyn Cowley
Associate

Jordyn Cowley is an associate at Derstine Penman, where her practice focuses on criminal litigation at the trial and appellate levels. She represents individuals...

Kristen Dulysh
Associate

Kristen Dulysh began her work in the criminal justice system when she completed an internship at the Ontario Correctional Institute while she was earning...

Kristianne C. Anor
Associate

Kristianne is an associate at at Derstine Penman, where her practice focuses on criminal litigation at the trial and appellate levels. She represents clients...

Alex Lam
Associate

Alex was called to the bar of Ontario in 2020. He previously articled at Derstine Penman.  He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from...

Arooba Shakeel
Associate

Arooba Shakeel is an associate at Derstine Penman, where her practice focuses on criminal litigation. Arooba is a fierce advocate for her clients and...

Articling Students

Carolina Salles Quaresma
Articling Student

Carolina recently received her LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School. During her Master of Laws, she volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada. She obtained her...

Carimé Boehr
Articling Student

Carimé is currently an articling student at Derstine Penman. Prior to–and during–her law studies, she was a freelance journalist, writing on topics ranging from...

Ben Steinberg-Zwirek
Articling Student

Ben recently received his J.D. from the University of Ottawa, graduating with an option in public law. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts...