Gerami Law PC is an Ottawa Law Firm Committed to Advocating Your Voice for Justice.
A Thriving Practice. Bringing together our experiences from the public and the private sector, we developed a strong practice dedicated to legal excellence, respect for diversity and a team approach to delivering results.
Our practice is focused on the art of written and oral advocacy: we persuade the Court and achieve results. Whether defending a client on criminal charges, providing representation on an immigration and refugee matter, arguing before administrative tribunals or advocating before the courts of appeal, our lawyers will provide quality legal representation and deliver results. We have experience before the Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Our track record speaks for itself. We have successfully represented clients on various high profile matters including:
A number of Judicial Reviews, Stay of Removals, and other Immigration and Refugee law Appeals;
Criminal defence of various offences, including two first degree murder trials;
Sentencing hearings, particularly involving immigration inadmissibility matters;
Criminal appeals, including two first degree murder appeals.
Human rights appeal before the Federal Court of Appeal in Collins v. Attorney General of Canada;
A complex military civil litigation matter against the Department of National Defence;
Various public law litigation files before administrative boards and tribunals;
What is our secret to success? Excelling at what we do every time and for every client. Other than a sense of humour, excellent lawyering requires talent and a combination of skills:
Combining the art of written and oral advocacy;
Taking command of the case right from the outset;
Skilled listening, communicating and negotiating;
Calm and solution focused approach throughout the litigation process;
Unique strategy for each case: No one size fits all approach;
Realistic assessment of options and frank discussion with the client;
Seeing the case through and achieving the best possible result every time!
We pride ourselves as having learned from the best. The lawyers practicing at Gerami Law PC have themselves worked with the best. They have an intimate knowledge of the Court’s procedure and practice, particularly in the area of criminal defence, immigration and refugee law, human rights and administrative law. Ms. Gerami worked with Honourable John M. Evans of the Federal Court of Appeal and Mr. Azzi worked with Honourable Justice Harrington of the Federal Court. We have reviewed, assessed and opined on numerous judicial review applications and been trained by the best on what makes a winning argument at the appellate level.
Our goal is simple – foster enduring relationships and achieving results with integrity and professionalism. Our service standards are designed to understand and meet client needs, provide creative solutions and exceed client expectations.
Diversity Matters. We are pleased to provide legal services to you in the following languages: English, French, Arabic, Spanish, and Farsi.
Your experience with our firm will speak for itself. We look forward to advocating Your Voice for Justice.
Gerami Law Service Standards
Putting Our Clients First
We consider our clients to be our most important assets, which is why outstanding client service forms the foundation of our law practice.
We believe effective communication to be the key to a successful lawyer-client relationship, so we listen to our clients to understand their specific concerns and ask pertinent questions to fully capture the details of their case. We also consider it our professional responsibility to communicate effectively with our clients and to help them understand the relevant legal information and advice we have provided.
Gaining our Clients' Trust
We work with our clients to develop specific goals and objectives that are tailored to their needs. As we work on their case, we keep them informed of what we are going to do for them and the strategy we will be pursing to achieve that goal. At all times, our discussions with our clients are kept confidential and protected by solicitor-client privilege.
We will also outline the scope of the legal services we will be providing to our clients, including the approximate timeline for handling their matter, and its potential outcomes. Clients will receive a practical estimate of our fees followed by clear, correct and prompt billing. We will explain to our clients the various factors that may affect how long their case may take and its potential cost.
At all times, we will act with integrity, courtesy and respect towards our clients and maintain high standards of professional conduct and service. Our goal is to be accessible and responsive, and to provide high quality, ethical and reliable legal services.
We believe client-lawyer collaboration through clear, honest and forthright exchanges of information and ideas leads to more effective client representation. As such, from the outset, we take an interactive and collaborative approach to our working relationship, as we proceed to assess our client’s needs, recommend actions and make decisions together. We continuously seek our client’s input and explain the reasons behind our advice. At our meetings, we encourage them to ask any questions they may have or discuss anything that may require additional clarification.
Exceeding Client Expectations
We know we have achieved results when our clients thank us for being there to guide, advise and support them every step of the way. They remember our high standards, our outstanding service and our responsiveness to their needs. We are confident that by fostering and nurturing our relationship with clients and exceeding their expectations, they will come back to us again the next time they need our services and go out of their way to recommend our services to others in the community.
Key to Success
Our key to success is:
Combining legal expertise with first-rate client relations to achieve results;
Pursing a forward thinking, practical and proactive approach to problem solving;
Promoting diversity, respect and civility through our practice; and,
Giving back to the community and staying in touch with the human side of the practice of law.