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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.

SUMMER STUDENTS 2017

Sean Baraich
Class of 2017
University of British Columbia
Sean Baraich
Vancouver
Sean Baraich

Sean Baraich, Vancouver Office

University of British Columbia

As a lifelong Vancouverite, Sean is used to the rain. At Cassels Brock, he hopes to use this experience to help clients during their rainy days.

Ave Bross
Class of 2017
Queen's University
Ave Bross
Toronto
Ave Bross

Ave Bross, Toronto Office

Queen's University

As a former varsity basketball player, Ave is looking forward to putting his skills to the test at Cassels Brock by setting the record for the most crumpled up paper baskets in the recycling bin.

Tiffany Chiu
Class of 2017
Osgoode Hall Law School
Tiffany Chiu
Toronto
Tiffany Chiu

Tiffany Chiu, Toronto Office

Osgoode Hall Law School

Tiffany enjoys scuba diving. When she’s not diving into deep waters, she can be found diving into boxes of legal documents. She hopes to navigate the vast ocean of due diligence documents with just as much grace.

Tristan Davis
Class of 2017
Osgoode Hall Law School
Tristan Davis
Toronto
Tristan Davis

Tristan Davis, Toronto Office

Osgoode Hall Law School

Tristan gave up his professional basketball aspirations and a once promising teenage rap-career in hopes of becoming a reputable member of society. When that also failed, he instead decided to become a lawyer. Tristan hopes his talents are better served in the court of law.

Joseph Hamaliuk
Class of 2017
Queen's University
Joseph Hamaliuk
Toronto
Joseph Hamaliuk

Joseph Hamaliuk, Toronto Office

Queen's University

As an avid hiker, Joseph enjoys every opportunity to return to the Rocky Mountains of his native Alberta. Now he hopes to avoid the crags and pitfalls of law firm life as he attempts to scale the formidable summit that is Cassels Brock.

Kojo Hayward
Class of 2017
Osgoode Hall Law School
Kojo Hayward
Toronto
Kojo Hayward

Kojo Hayward, Toronto Office

Osgoode Hall Law School

Kojo is figuring out the law one day at a time. Last summer, after rigorous hours of practice, Kojo mastered the most essential skill a lawyer in pretending can possess (googling definitions on the fly, but making it look like you’re checking an email). This summer, Kojo has set a more modest goal and hopes to learn what OSC stands for.

Heesoo Kim
Class of 2017
University of Toronto
Heesoo Kim
Toronto
Heesoo Kim

Heesoo Kim, Toronto Office

University of Toronto

Heesoo can play lullabies on her ukulele and almost do a handstand. She looks forward to developing these skills in the workplace through consistent and diligent practice.

Kelly Lee
Class of 2017
Queen's University
Kelly Lee
Toronto
Kelly Lee

Kelly Lee, Toronto Office

Queen's University

Kelly worked at a golf driving range for six years and hopes to be a driving force with the summer work she encounters.

Any Obando
Class of 2017
Osgoode Hall Law School
Any Obando
Toronto
Any Obando

Any Obando, Toronto Office

Osgoode Hall Law School

Any is looking forward to getting a taste of diverse practice areas of law from the vast menu Cassels Brock has to offer. She knows the secret to a perfect meal of success is communication, positivity, hard-work, and of course, Srirracha!

Paras Patel
Class of 2017
University of Toronto
Paras Patel
Toronto
Paras Patel

Paras Patel, Toronto Office

University of Toronto

As a returning summer student, Paras is very familiar with the nerves of working on Bay St. But since last year went so nice, he can't wait to do it twice!

Jonathan Shepherd
Class of 2017
Dalhousie University
Jonathan Shepherd
Toronto
Jonathan Shepherd

Jonathan Shepherd, Toronto Office

Dalhousie University

After walking the runways of New York City, Paris and Milan, Jonathan has booked his most exclusive job yet, strutting through the halls of Cassels Brock.

Rebecca Sim
Class of 2017
University of Western Ontario
Rebecca Sim
Vancouver
Rebecca Sim

Rebecca Sim, Vancouver Office

University of Western Ontario

After exploring new restaurants and enjoying the best desserts in the area, Rebecca hopes to challenge her colleagues at Cassels Brock to a race up the Grouse Grind. 

Jesse Tepperman
Class of 2017
University of Windsor/University of Detroit Mercy
Jesse Tepperman
Toronto
Jesse Tepperman

Jesse Tepperman, Toronto Office

University of Windsor/University of Detroit Mercy

Having recently attended the Academy Awards last year, Jesse hopes to win an Oscar for his memorable performance as a summer student at Cassels Brock.

Koen Yi
Class of 2017
University of Toronto
Koen Yi
Toronto
Koen Yi

Koen Yi, Toronto Office

University of Toronto

Last summer, Koen strove to move up in the world from his office on floor 20. He now sits on floor 19.

Emma Zaltz
Class of 2017
University of Toronto
Emma Zaltz
Toronto
Emma Zaltz

Emma Zaltz, Toronto Office

University of Toronto

Emma does the Metro crossword every single morning on her way into work. She hopes this will be the most puzzling part of each day at Cassels.