Lawyer Monthly - Women In Law Awards 2022

About Simona Simona Jellinek leads the Sexual Abuse and Assault team as counsel. Simona has more than 25 years of representing survivors of childhood abuse as well as adult assaults. She has litigated against religious institutions, Childrens’ Aid Societies, all levels of government, Big Brothers, Scouts, school boards, and many other institutions where people are placed in harm’s way. Simona has litigated hundreds of cases and has helped her clients achieve some of the highest settlements for sexual abuse cases in Canada. Simona is one of Canada’s most experienced and successful lawyers in the complex and unique area of sexual abuse and assault litigation. Her experience in the area allows her to provide effective legal advice with knowledge and compassion. She has dedicated her life to helping survivors of sexual trauma in their journey towards healing. Simona has also been instrumental in changing important pieces of legislation including the removal of the limitation period in sexual abuse and assault cases. As well, she also assisted the government in amending legislation to allow survivors who are on ODSP to remain on ODSP even after receiving compensation from a judgment or settlement. Simona’s expertise in the area has been recognized by her peers and she is listed in Best Lawyers and Lexpert. She has been honoured to receive the Distinguished Service Award by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and the Zenith Lexpert award. Simona is sought after by media outlets to provide insight and commentary on sexual abuse and assaults in Canada and abroad. As well, she has lectured at universities and presented papers on sexual violence litigation at Canadian and international conferences. About Gluckstein We meet our personal injury clients at one of the most challenging periods in their lives. At a time when you may be overwhelmed, scared, angry, sad, and having difficulty imagining that things will get better, you deserve to find professionals who will stand by you, uplift you and guide you through each and every obstacle ahead. Our team of personal injury lawyers offers the gentle touch and compassion your family needs when faced with lifealtering injuries while still fiercely advocating for your rights. As we get to know you and understand your interests and feelings, you will soon see that ensuring you or a loved one’s well-being is front and centre of everything we do. Simona was on the Executive Committee of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Directors for almost a decade. She also served on the Toronto Police Sexual Assault committee for many years. She co-drafted the Sexual Abuse Guidelines applicable to all Ontario lawyers by the Law Society of Ontario. 68 Canada Sexual Abuse and Assault Counsel of the Year Counsel atGlucksteinPersonal Injury Lawyers Simona Jellinek www.gluckstein.com

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