Dina Mejalli-Willis2022-04-01T19:10:53+00:00

Dina Mejalli-Willis,
Managing Partner

Dina is the Managing Partner at the firm and has 17 years of civil litigation experience. She draws on her management experience coupled with her practice background to provide timely and practical legal solutions to the firm’s clients in a variety of sectors. Her years of litigation allow her to help the firm’s clients identify and manage risk, resolve disputes, and be strategically positioned to initiate and respond to legal proceedings, when necessary.

She has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Appeal as well as before various tribunals including the Financial Services Commission of Ontario, the License Appeal Tribunal, and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. She has also successfully resolved disputes by participating in numerous mediations with her clients which has provided her with the hands-on experience needed to offer mediation services in the areas of, but not limited to, personal injury, property damage and disability claims.

Dina is also responsible for the management of the firm, lending her experience and expertise to special projects, including innovation and process improvement, optimization of technology to improve both the quality and timeliness of the firm’s services, associate development and marketing initiatives aimed at driving business growth. She also serves as the firm’s Articling Principal and is the Chair of the firm’s Student Committee.

Dina has been a sessional instructor at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law since 2008, teaching in the areas of Sales Law, Contract Law, Access to Justice and Insurance Law.

  • LL.B. 2004, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law
  • B.A. 2001, University of Windsor, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Political Science with minor in Economics)
  • Ontario, 2005
  • “Money Money Money: The New Contingency Fee Agreement Rules” (Presentation delivered at the OTLA Fall Conference, 2021)
  • Attended as Guest Speaker on Experts on Call, AM 800 CKLW Show in 2019, 2020 and 2021
  • “Strategies to Enhance an LTD Settlement” (Article published in The Litigator, Journal of the OTLA, 2019)
  • “Settlements and Tax Issues: Important Implications” (Paper delivered at the OTLA LTD Conference, 2017)
  • “Things You Don’t Want to Miss When Settling LTD Cases” (Published in Total Disability, OTLA LTD Section Newsletter, Summer 2017)
  • “Things You Don’t Want to Miss When Settling LTD Claims” (Paper delivered at the OTLA, Spring Conference, 2016)
  • “Choosing the Client and Keeping Them” (Webinar for the OTLA, 2015).
  • “Tips for New Lawyers: Conducting an Examination for Discovery” (Webinar Moderator for the OTLA, 2015)
  • “Top 10 Cases Affecting Your MVA Claims” (Paper delivered at the OTLA, Spring Conference, 2015)
  • “Defining CAT Impairment: Advanced Research in SABS” (Paper delivered at the OTLA, Spring Conference, 2011)
  • Reported decisions include, but not limited to:
    • Rivait v. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, 2018 ONSC 590
    • Coleman v. Neagu, 2014 ONSC 6331
    • Fex v. Maarouf, 2014 ONSC 5536
    • McKesey v. Strong, 2011 ONSC 2726
    • Davies v Aviva Canada Inc., 2011 ONWSIAT 981, Decision No. 147/11
    • Bolyantu v The Attorney General of Canada, 2011 ONSC 2397
  • 2005, Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, Law Society of Upper Canada, awarded to the 25 students attaining the highest grades in the Bar Admission Course
  • 2005, S.J. Birnbaum Q.C. Scholarship, Law Society of Upper Canada, awarded for attaining the third highest grade in the bar admission estate planning course
  • 2004, Sutts, Strosberg LLP Award, University of Windsor, awarded for attaining the highest grade in labour law
  • 2001, Newton Rowell Law Scholarship, University of Windsor, awarded for academic excellence and commitment to the public service
  • Sessional Instructor, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law
  • Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program, Law Society of Ontario, Volunteer
  • Windsor Lawyers Feed the Hungry Bowl-a-thon, Committee Member
  • Essex Law Association
  • Lasalle Stompers U10 Girls Soccer Team Manager
  • University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, Mock Judge/Witness/Mediator
  • Pro Bono Students Canada, Past Supervising Lawyer
  • Continuing Education Committee, Ontario Court of Justice, Past Member
  • Organization of Counsel of Children’s Aid Societies, Past Executive Member

Contact Info

1 Riverside Drive West, Suite 503, Windsor, Ontario, N9A 5K3

Phone: 519-945-5470

Fax: 519-945-5479