Willis Business Law is proud to announce that its partners, Dina Mejalli-Willis and J.P. Karam, have been selected as the recipients of two prestigious Windsor Law Alumni Awards.
Dina Mejalli-Willis Receives 2022 Extraordinary Contribution to Windsor Law in Memory of John Mountain ’86
Dina Mejalli-Willis has been awarded the 2022 Extraordinary Contribution to Windsor Law in Memory of John Mountain ’86. Following her graduation from Windsor Law, Dina has remained active in the Faculty of Law as a sessional instructor in Insurance Law, Contract Law, Sales Law and Access to Justice. Outside of the classroom, Dina has acted as a judge/mediator for various student moots and mediation competitions, served as Master of Ceremonies at Windsor Law’s 50th anniversary, and was a Supervising Lawyer with Pro Bono Students Canada for the Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women project. Dina has supported scholarships at Windsor Law for academic achievement and is a proud supporter and sponsor of the Transforming Windsor Law Campaign.
Dina is an accomplished and well-respected litigator in the Windsor-Essex community and is the managing partner at Willis Business Law. She has represented clients at all levels of court in Ontario and has appeared before various tribunals. Dina advocates for early and effective resolution and draws on her extensive experience in the courtroom and negotiations to aid her as a mediator. In addition to her commitment to the firm’s effective management, Dina is directly involved in various projects, including technology optimization and process improvement. She oversees the firm’s Student Program and Associate Development Program, serving as the firm’s Articling Principal, and is Chair of the Student Committee.
A well-known member of the Windsor-Essex community, Dina’s commitment to inclusion and equity is demonstrated through her involvement in various legal and non-legal initiatives. She is a member of the Essex Law Association, Windsor Lawyers Feed the Hungry Bowl-a-Thon Committee and a volunteer Manager of a LaSalle Stompers Junior Soccer Team where she is able to encourage and empower young females. Dina has received several awards recognizing her professional achievements and dedication to community service.
J.P. Karam has received the 2022 Dual JD Emerging Leaders in the Law Award. This award recognizes Windsor Law alumni within ten years of graduation who have shown leadership in the legal profession and/or service to their community. J.P. attended the University of Windsor and graduated with a dual Juris Doctor degree from the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy, respectively. During his undergraduate studies, J.P. was awarded the Neil Reimer Award, which showcases the student with the highest overall GPA in the graduating class. He was also named to the Dean’s Honour Society by the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and the University of Windsor.
Following his call to the Ontario Bar in 2013, J.P. began his legal career in Toronto before returning to Windsor to build his practice and ultimately joined Willis Business Law to head its Labour and Employment Group. A partner at the firm, J.P. exclusively represents public and private clients with labour and employment law matters. He regularly acts on behalf of clients in human rights applications, labour arbitrations, wrongful dismissal litigation and other employment-related issues. Throughout his career, J.P. has authored and co-authored various publications on occupational health and safety training and employee-employer disputes.
Outside of his practice, J.P. has shown his commitment to the legal community in Windsor through his participation on the awards committee for the Honourable Justice Edward Ducharme Community Service Award, a Lawyer Supervisor for Pro Bono Students of Canada and previously acted as a Director, United Way Centraide Windsor-Essex, Chair, Emerging Philanthropists and Member, Inspiration 100.
Congratulations to Dina Mejalli-Willis and J.P. Karam, and thank you for your dedication to the local and legal communities in Windsor-Essex County!
Contact the Lawyers at Willis Business Law in Windsor-Essex County for Comprehensive Advice and Trusted Representation in Business and Employment Disputes
The knowledgeable corporate and employment lawyers at Willis Business Law provide comprehensive and honest advice on a variety of issues, including corporate minute book review, collective bargaining negotiation, and drafting workplace policies. The firm conducts tailored assessments to understand our clients’ unique needs so that we can minimize the potential for future conflict and position their business ventures for success. In ongoing disputes, we also offer full and half-day mediation services.
Willis Business Law is conveniently located in Windsor’s financial district and overlooks the beautiful Detroit Riverfront. Our lawyers provide top-tier business law and employment solutions to clients throughout Windsor-Essex County and the surrounding regions. To schedule a confidential consultation with a member of our team, contact us through our online form or call us at (519) 945-5470.