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Cassels Brock consistently attracts the brightest minds our law schools have to offer. This year’s class of students is no exception. Please read our student bios to learn more about the exceptional individuals who will be getting their careers started at Cassels Brock.

Articling Students 2016-2017

Jonathan Chandler
Class of 2016-2017
Dalhousie University
Jonathan Chandler
Vancouver
Jonathan Chandler

Jonathan Chandler, Vancouver Office

Dalhousie University

Jonathan is proud of the fact that, during his time as a forest firefighter, he never once got burned. He hopes this streak continues at Cassels Brock as he helps clients extinguish legal fires. Working at the Vancouver office, Jonathan laments that his streak of working in wet socks may continue too…

Marco Ciarlariello
Class of 2016-2017
Osgoode Hall Law School
Marco Ciarlariello
Toronto
Marco Ciarlariello

Marco Ciarlariello, Toronto Office

Osgoode Hall Law School

Marco competed at the national level in Motocross for many years. He hopes to experience the same adrenaline rush in helping to close deals this summer as he trades the racetrack for the rat race.

Danielle DiPardo
Class of 2016-2017
Dalhousie University
Danielle DiPardo
Toronto
Danielle DiPardo

Danielle DiPardo, Toronto Office

Dalhousie University

As a summer student, Danielle was forced to face her worst fears at Cassels Brock: heights and being trapped in an elevator. Instead of approving her request to move her to a lower floor, she has been moved from 18 to 19. She will continue to use aversion therapy to fulfill her childhood dream of becoming a lawyer.

Michael Garbuz
Class of 2016-2017
University of Toronto
Michael Garbuz
Toronto
Michael Garbuz

Michael Garbuz, Toronto Office

University of Toronto

As a former athletic trainer, Michael is planning to go the distance during his time at Cassels Brock. You may catch him taking the stairs two at a time.

Rowan Groenewald
Class of 2016-2017
University of Windsor
Rowan Groenewald
Toronto
Rowan Groenewald

Rowan Groenewald, Toronto Office

University of Windsor

Growing up, Rowan dreamt of becoming a professional athlete. After spending most of his career on the bench, he is thrilled to be part of a profession where sitting on the bench is held in such high esteem.

Stephanie Kerzner
Class of 2016-2017
Dalhousie University
Stephanie Kerzner
Toronto
Stephanie Kerzner

Stephanie Kerzner, Toronto Office

Dalhousie University

After trying her hand at a variety of hobbies, it dawned on Stephanie that she had a passion for the arts. Unfortunately, having failed to successfully draw a stick figure in middle school, she opted for her back-up plan: pursuing a career in the most honourable, reputable and prestigious field in which one can work – urban design and land use planning. She failed at that too. She is now becoming a land use lawyer.

 
Sam Massie
Class of 2016-2017
University of Western Ontario
Sam Massie
Toronto
Sam Massie

Sam Massie, Toronto Office

University of Western Ontario

While Sam has always dreamed of playing professional hockey, he is excited to be working in a related field – Corporate Law. He looks forward to a successful career at Cassels Brock that lasts at least until the scouts start paying attention to his men’s league hockey games.

Amanda Metallo
Class of 2016-2017
Osgoode Hall Law School
Amanda Metallo
Toronto
Amanda Metallo

Amanda Metallo, Toronto Office

Osgoode Hall Law School

Through her role as a residence don, Amanda mastered the art of roommate conflict dispute negotiations. She is now looking forward to using her negotiation skills in the legal arena.

Sophie Moher
Class of 2016-2017
Queen's University
Sophie Moher
Toronto
Sophie Moher

Sophie Moher, Toronto Office

Queen's University

Sophie is a huge fan of author Malcolm Gladwell. She is hoping to become a legal expert by applying the “10,000 hour rule.” While the 10,000 hours may seem daunting, she’s glad to be spending them at Cassels Brock.

Aimee O'Donnell
Class of 2016-2017
University of British Columbia
Aimee O'Donnell
Vancouver
Aimee O'Donnell

Aimee O'Donnell, Vancouver Office

University of British Columbia

At age seven, Aimee became the head of her neighbourhood dirt bike gang. Aimee is now shifting gears and trading the security of her prospects for securities and prospectuses.

Chad Podolsky
Class of 2016-2017
University of Toronto
Chad Podolsky
Toronto
Chad Podolsky

Chad Podolsky, Toronto Office

University of Toronto

Chad is known around the office to boast about his two nephews, showing pictures to random passersby in the hallways. He is excited to be a member of the Cassels Brock family and he’s glad that his new family members can walk, talk and occasionally provide strong mentoring opportunities.

Amanda Scolieri
Class of 2016-2017
University of Windsor
Amanda Scolieri
Toronto
Amanda Scolieri

Amanda Scolieri, Toronto Office

University of Windsor

Amanda hopes to use her culinary experience to win her colleagues over. Stop by her office for recipe advice or a mid-day treat.

Michael Weizel
Class of 2016-2017
Queen's University
Michael Weizel
Toronto
Michael Weizel

Michael Weizel, Toronto Office

Queen's University

Michael has dreamed of being a contestant on “Chopped.” He figures that if he can deal with the stress of making an entrée with four mystery ingredients in a basket in 45 minutes, he should be just fine in the legal world.

Patricia Wood
Class of 2016-2017
Osgoode Hall Law School
Patricia Wood
Toronto
Patricia Wood

Patricia Wood, Toronto Office

Osgoode Hall Law School

Patricia is a coffee-aficionado. She enjoys talking about and drinking coffee at all hours of the day and is excited to put this passion to good use at Cassels.