Denisa Mertiri, J.D.
Denisa Mertiri practices in the areas of environmental law, municipal law, environmental, administrative and civil litigation. Clients welcome Denisa’s ability to deliver strategic, effective and practical legal advice and peace of mind compliance in the face of environmental liabilities and ever-shifting regulatory frameworks.
Denisa’s clients include provincial and municipal agencies, private companies, individual landowners and public interest or community groups. Denisa works closely on policy drafting with municipal and provincial governments and understands the culture and inner workings of government. Years of working with corporate clients at some of Toronto’s leading law firms has given Denisa a close understanding of the needs and priorities of business. Denisa also provides ongoing assistance to non-profits and charities in refining advocacy strategies and directing them at the right decision-makers.
Denisa has acted as both defence and Crown counsel on a number of regulatory, criminal and quasi-criminal offences with a track record of negotiating successful resolutions with the Crown. She has represented both individual and corporate clients in environmental prosecutions.
Denisa obtained her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School. While at law school, Denisa practiced criminal law at the Osgoode Community & Legal Aid Services Programme. She was awarded the Charles Edward Woodrow Award for academic achievement. Following law school, Denisa practiced commercial litigation at some of Canada’s leading law firms and represented clients in many of Canada’s biggest corporate law cases, securities class action files, and regulatory prosecutions.
Denisa was called to the Ontario Bar in 2015 and is a practitioner in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario. She is a member of the teaching team at the Lawyer as Negotiator seminar at Osgoode Hall Law School, and regularly volunteers for Pro Bono Law Ontario. Denisa is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and Ontario Bar Association.
Denisa’s articles have been published in Waste Today Magazine, The Advocates’ Journal, The Corporate Litigation Journal and the Canadian Class Action Review.