Sherif Rizk is the principal lawyer at Rizk Law, located in Ottawa, Ontario. He works in civil litigation with a focus on fraud and personal injury law. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, Small Claims Court, Superior Court of Justice and the Federal Court of Canada on a number of occasions. He has experience representing clients before various types of courts and tribunals in Ontario. Sherif’s work currently focuses on litigation, fraud and personal injury but he also has an extensive background working on tort and insurance matters. This work experience was gained during his time at some of the top boutique litigation firms in Ottawa and Toronto. Sherif went to the University of Ottawa for his law schooling and while there he was elected by his fellow peers in the Common Law Student Society as president. Not only that but during his time at the University of Ottawa he was a research assistant at theUniversity ofOttawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society which helped grow his academic background. Nowadays, to give back to his community and to help students grow Sherif participates as a judge for legal groups, the Montreal Moot Court tournament and Capital Cup. He has also volunteered his time with the Ontario Bar Association by participating in mock trials for elementary schools and their students. Sherif can also be found speaking at local libraries on topics such as immigration, fraud and will writing. He volunteers his time continuously for community events that tackle issues he cares about.
- Fraud Litigation.
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution.
- Law Society of Ontario
- The Advocates’ Society
- Ontario Bar Association–Civil Litigation and Administrative Law Sections
- Peel County Law Association
- County of Carleton Law Association
- Ottawa Coptic Lawyers Association
- Associate Member–Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
ARTICLES & PRESENTATIONS
- Codified Law Blog: “Immigration Case Commentary: Fakahany v Minister of Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness”
- Codified Law Blog: “Proving Negligence in a motor-pedestrian collision: beware of s. 193 of the HTA”
- Robeside Assistance – Ottawa Blog Roll (September 2017): “Proving Negligence in a motor-pedestrian collision: beware of s. 193 of the HTA”
- Codified Law Blog: “It’s time to open the civil litigation door for sexual assault victims”
- Robeside Assistance – Ottawa Blog Roll (April 2016): “It’s time to open the civil litigation door for sexual assault victims”
- Codified Law Blog: “In the Crosshairs: Should the ICC prosecute US officials over CIA Torture?”
- Should the ICC Do Anything about CIA Torture? On Slaw.ca – Canada’s Online Legal Magazine
- Codified Law Blog: “The Curious (Refugee) Case of Roger Hassaballa”
- Quoted in “What do We Really Mean, When We Talk About Diversity?” on Slaw.ca – Canada’s Online Legal Magazine
- Robeside Assistance – Ottawa Blog Roll (February 2016): “Handling Different Witnesses – A Guide for Lawyers (Parts 1-3)”
- Quoted in the media: “Ontario law school fee almost doubles due to new training” – CBC.ca
- Ontario Bar Association’s Speakers Bureau Presenter on Immigration Law – September-October 2017