Cassandra Porter is a well-rounded and creative litigator. She’s approachable, thoughtful and a great listener – whether you speak English, French or Spanish! She tackles each case with an open-mind, asks the right questions to find out what outcome you really want, and works tirelessly to help you get it.
Cassandra works with a variety of clients, including indigenous groups and individuals, employees who have been wrongfully dismissed, housing co-operatives and businesses. She also defends lawyers who have been sued for negligence as part of LawPRO’s Preferred Counsel list. Her practice is varied and keeps her on her toes. She’ll be donning robes to defend a client’s interests in court one day, and at an archives working through dusty stacks of historical materials for an aboriginal rights claim the next. Her typical week might look something like this:
- Monday: Put major mining company on notice for Aboriginal rights’ violations.
- Tuesday: Meet with a client to discuss filing a human rights complaint.
- Wednesday: Research historical legislation for an Aboriginal rights and title claim.
- Thursday: Represent a housing co-operative at the Landlord and Tenant Board.
- Friday: Draft a statement of claim in French for a wrongful dismissal case.
Prior to joining the firm, Cassandra was a Law Clerk at the Federal Court of Canada, and obtained her law degree (in civil and common law) from McGill University. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society and the Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (Association of French Speaking Jurists of Ontario).