Gluckstein Lawyers Welcomes Top Sexual Abuse Lawyers

Group shot from right to left of Charles Gluckstein, Simona Jellinek and Erin Ellis

Merger with Jellinek Ellis Gluckstein continues our firm’s rapid growth

Gluckstein Lawyers is pleased to welcome sexual abuse lawyers Simona Jellinek, Erin Ellis, and Ivanna Iwasykiw to our growing firm. Simona and Erin will lead Jellinek Ellis Gluckstein, the newest addition to our personal injury law family. The Toronto-based lawyers bring extensive experience and expertise in sexual abuse law to Gluckstein Lawyers, helping us to give a greater voice to sexual abuse survivors throughout Ontario. The addition of Simona, Erin, and Ivanna to the legal team at Jellinek Ellis Gluckstein continues our firm’s 60-year mission of helping clients move forward with dignity, respect and trusted expertise following a serious physical or psychological injury. Our team of experienced and compassionate lawyers is here to help catastrophic injury survivors and their families across Ontario through our offices in Toronto, Niagara, Ottawa, and Barrie. Simona and Erin’s reputation for compassionate care and legal expertise has led to a steady stream of referrals over the years from a wide network of lawyers who trust them to provide clients with great empathy and exceptional service. We are excited to introduce them to our clients as we expand our legal advocacy and client representation in the areas of sexual assault, sexual abuse, sexual harassment, cyber bullying, and other forms of sexual trauma.

Different name, same exceptional service and compassionate care

Previously known as the Jellinek Law Office, Jellinek Ellis Gluckstein specializes in helping sexual abuse and personal injury survivors. In addition to their reputation for their experience in this area, the firm is known amongst clients and referral sources for their exceptional service and compassionate care, key features that continue to guide the firm’s work. This continuity is very important as Jellinek Ellis Gluckstein enters a new era. By merging with Gluckstein Lawyers-- a like-minded, family-oriented law firm -- Jellinek Ellis Gluckstein now has access to an array of resources that will help their team do more to assist sexual abuse survivors. The firm is excited to now have the ability to provide even greater care and more efficient service to more people.

Top sexual abuse lawyers

Simona Jellinek

For over 25 years, Simona Jellinek has focused her Toronto personal injury practice almost exclusively on the area of sexual abuse law, advocating for those who need it most. Helping the most vulnerable in our society is very important to her, and she strives to make a positive difference in the lives of her clients. Her longstanding commitment to survivors’ rights, and her work on their behalf, has earned her a reputation as a pioneer in sexual abuse law in Canada. Simona has advocated for better legislation governing sexual abuse and had a hand in eliminating limitation periods for sexual abuse cases in Ontario. Her experience includes representing plaintiffs in the Maple Leaf Gardens sexual abuse cases as well as many cases involving the Crown, Childrens’ Aid Societies, religious institutions, and school boards. She has also represented claimants from Walpole Island First Nations in the Independent Assessment Process for survivors of Indian residential schools. Giving a voice to those who don’t have one has become Simona’s calling.

Erin Ellis

Erin Ellis is an experienced civil litigator with over a decade of experience advocating on behalf of survivors of sexual abuse. She represents plaintiffs from across Canada, demanding acknowledgment and compensation for the harms perpetrated by individuals and facilitated by institutions, including abuse by teachers, coaches, relatives, foster parents, doctors, and clergy. In leveraging her extensive experience and her deep understanding of civil abuse litigation, Erin works with clients to determine and implement the best approach for each individual case. She is passionate about representing survivors, and uses compassion, dedication, and strong advocacy skills to assist her clients. Erin is committed to helping her clients obtain the best possible outcomes, driving forward her record of success.

Ivanna Iwasykiw

Ivanna Iwasykiw is compassionate, practical, and relentless in her advocacy for survivors. She focuses her personal injury practice on representing survivors of sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse, sexual harassment, revenge porn, invasions of privacy, cyberbullying, and institutional abuse. She has broad experience as a litigator focused on human rights, employment, defamation, and invasions of privacy claims, and she leverages this experience in advising clients with complex claims. Ivanna takes a multifaceted approach to helping clients find justice, compensation, and closure. She hopes that in assisting survivors, she can help them find their voices again.

Committed to advocating for you

At Gluckstein Lawyers, our clients come first. With 60+ years of experience in personal injury law, we specialize in cases involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, birth injuries, long-term disability, brain and spinal cord injury, wrongful death, product liability and class actions. We take care of all aspects during your claims process, work with insurance companies on your behalf, and seek to maximize compensation for your pain and suffering. Our clients, whom we treat as family, depend on us during some of the most difficult times of their lives. Jellinek Ellis Gluckstein Lawyers office is now a part of Gluckstein Lawyers and our ongoing work for injury survivors. Ranked as one of Canada’s top 10 personal injury law firms, with the addition of Jellinek Ellis Gluckstein we are excited to enhance our offerings and extend our reach as we continue to serve all of Ontario’s personal injury needs. Contact us for a free consultation today. Referrals respected. We welcome the opportunity to co-counsel throughout Canada.


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