Paralegals

Brian Kirkland

Brian Kirkland

p: 647‑847‑3816

f: 416-599-7910

15 Toronto Street, Suite 200, Toronto ON M5C 2E3

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Brian Kirkland began providing litigation support to renowned litigator W. Glen How in 1992, working closely with Mr. How and his team on issues ranging from land use to constitutional challenges at the Supreme Court of Canada and international human rights. Brian joined Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP as a civil law clerk in 2001 and attained his paralegal license when the profession became regulated in 2008. He has conducted numerous trials in Small Claims Court and appeared before various administrative tribunals. Today Brian is Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP's senior paralegal, serving with our personal injury and medical malpractice group.

Brian has a keen interest in helping people and a passion for good advocacy. He teaches paralegal studies at the Canadian Business College and regularly volunteers in community service. Brian maintains avid side interests in astronomy, physics, and life sciences.



Stephen Marano

Stephen Marano

p: 416‑599‑7900 x844

f: 416-599-7910

15 Toronto Street, Suite 200, Toronto ON M5C 2E3

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Stephen is a licensed paralegal and law clerk with a special focus on Statutory Accident Benefits. His education includes a BA Honours in History (University of Waterloo), MA in History (Wilfrid Laurier), Master of Environmental Studies/Planning (York University) and diploma in Paralegal Studies (Seneca College). Stephen joined our team upon earning his P1 license from the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2012.

Stephen's interests include law, history, travel, technology, environmental issues, and Yoga.


Law Clerks

Margaret Lover

Margaret Lover

p: 416‑599‑7900 x835

f: 416-599-7910

7501 Keele Street, Suite 200, Vaughan ON L4K 1Y2

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Margaret has been with Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP since 2007 and assists with civil matters and class action work. With over 30 years of experience and working with Summation and other database tools, Margaret keeps our firm's litigation materials well organized. When not deep into document management, Margaret can be found out on the golf course, enjoying a challenging round of golf.

Margaret is assistant to Jill Edwards.



Vijay Perinparajah

Vijay Perinparajah

p: 416‑599‑7900 x836

f: 416-599-7910

15 Toronto Street, Suite 200, Toronto ON M5C 2E3

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Vijay graduated from Humber College with a certificate in paralegal studies. He has been with the firm since 2004. Vijay works closely with our lawyers on a wide-range of tasks including document management and legal research. He also looks after the enforcement side of our practice.

Vijay enjoys his time off with family and friends and by volunteering in the community.



Patti Rand

Patti Rand

p: 416‑599‑7900 x224

f: 416-599-7910

1540 Cornwall Road, Suite 106, Oakville, ON L6J 7W5

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Patti is assistant to Stephen MacDonald and Weston Pollard.


Lisa Achchan

Lisa Achchan

p: 416‑599‑7900 x833

f: 416-599-7910

7501 Keele Street, Suite 200, Vaughan ON L4K 1Y2

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Lisa has been part of the Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP's team since its inception. Lisa now works as a legal assistant for Michael Cooper. Lisa is an avid reader, who loves to travel and is happiest when ankle deep in soil in the garden or haggling over the price of spices in a souk somewhere.



Tatiana Gaete

Tatiana Gaete

p: 416‑599‑7900 x832

f: 416-599-7910

7501 Keele Street, Suite 200, Vaughan ON L4K 1Y2

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Tatiana has been with Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP since 2003. Tatiana now works as a legal assistant for James Newland and Ed Hiutin. She is a dedicated wife and mother of two and brings the same sense of commitment and attentiveness to work. She enjoys spending time with her extended family, loves to shop with her two girls and dreams of one day living in a tropical paradise.



Hazel Lowe

Hazel Lowe

p: 416‑599‑7900

f: 416-599-7910

15 Toronto Street, Suite 200, Toronto ON M5C 2E3

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Hazel is a legal assistant/law clerk who joined Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP in March 2007. After several years as an assistant to Maureen Whelton and Neil Wilson, Hazel is now an assistant to Jill Edwards. Known for her ability to maintain good humour and calmness in a busy work environment, Hazel is also an award winning baker and cake decorator.



Anna Moiseyeva

Anna Moiseyeva

p: 416‑599‑7900 x848

f: 416-599-7910

15 Toronto Street, Suite 200, Toronto ON M5C 2E3

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Anna is our Office Manager and assistant to Richard Macklin.



Teddy Ouyang

Teddy Ouyang

p: 416‑599‑7900 x850

f: 416-599-7910

15 Toronto Street, Suite 200, Toronto ON M5C 2E3

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Teddy studied Health Sciences at University of Western Ontario and later graduated from Canadian Business College with paralegal diploma. She now works as legal assistant for Maureen Whelton. Teddy loves technology and 3C products, also enjoys travelling and watching movies.

Teddy is assistant to Maureen Whelton and Arina Joanisse.



Nadia Porco

Nadia Porco

p: 416‑599‑7900 x842

f: 416-599-7910

15 Toronto Street, Suite 200, Toronto ON M5C 2E3

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Nadia graduated from Humber College with a bachelor's degree in paralegal studies. Nadia now works as legal assistant for the firm. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time with her friends and family.

Nadia is assistant to Neil Wilson and Malini Vijaykumar.



Carolyn Raber

Carolyn Raber

p: 416‑599‑7900 x841

f: 416-599-7910

15 Toronto Street, Suite 200, Toronto ON M5C 2E3

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Carolyn is secretary and right hand to Colin Stevenson and Daniel McConville. Carolyn has worked for Colin since 1994. Carolyn is also the firm's memory and administrative resource.


Administration

Roberto Porco

Roberto Porco

p: 416‑599‑7900 x221

f: 416-599-7910

15 Toronto Street, Suite 200, Toronto ON M5C 2E3

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Roberto is our Assistant Office Manager.



Amber Riggs

Amber Riggs

p: 416‑599‑7900

f: 416-599-7910

15 Toronto Street, Suite 200, Toronto ON M5C 2E3

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Amber Riggs joined Stevenson Whelton MacDonald & Swan LLP in 2012 upon her arrival from Australia. With an internationally recognized accounting diploma and superb communication skills, Amber applies her extensive bookkeeping and administrative experience to her role as Accounting Manager.

In her spare time, Amber enjoys travel and photography. She also works as a volunteer in the community.