Experiencing a tragedy
The residential fire took one life, and left four family members in the hospital. The home was destroyed and the family was left without the support they needed. Fy spent the next year caring for his family and utilizing his legal knowledge and skill to make sure that the insurance company provided a fair settlement.
After negotiating the claim, Fy’s family received more than double the Insurance Company’s original offer. While an insurance settlement can never replace the loss a homeowner suffers, it is a vital step in allowing families to move forward and rebuild their lives. Learn more about what inspired Virani Law and reach out if you are one of the tens of thousands of Canadians who have experienced a fire, flood, or other residential loss.
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At an early age, Fy’s parents instilled in him the value of family, education, hard work, and strong community. Originating from Guelph, Ontario, Fy grew up playing hockey, which culminated in a junior hockey career for five seasons. His passion for law was inspired through the desire to help others in need. He went on to obtain a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminal Justice and Public Policy with a minor in Business from the University of Guelph. He later graduated from the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law, with a Juris Doctor.
Previously, Fy worked at a large law firm in Toronto, as well as a boutique firm in Victoria, BC. He gained valuable experience in areas of personal injury, family, and criminal law. Notably, Fy conducted critical research surrounding a controversial constitutional issue in a criminal murder case, which was successfully overturned at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Fy founded Virani Law in 2015 after helping his family when they suddenly lost their home to a fire. While his family struggled through the insurance difficulties and emotional burdens, he engaged with the insurance company and achieved a substantially increased insurance payout. Following this experience, he wanted to help others in need after a residential loss. Virani Law has helped families resolve claims in excess of $100 million dollars.
Jess graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honors Specialization in Criminology with a Major in Sociology, from the University of Western Ontario. She then moved to the United States, where she graduated with a Juris Doctor cum Laude from Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, Michigan. Jess was admitted to the Washington State Bar in 2014, and she focused on public interest law in Seattle.
Jess decided to return to Canada, and earned a second Juris Doctor from The University of Western Ontario. Jess was called to the Ontario Bar in June 2017, after completing her articles at a prominent plaintiff-side firm, where she gained valuable experience in civil litigation.
Jess joined Virani law in January 2018. She has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario, and her memberships include the Law Society of Ontario and the Washington State Bar Association, where she maintains a non-practicing membership.
Karissa was thrilled to join the team at Virani Law in January 2020.
Prior to working at Virani Law, Karissa spent a number of years working with children and families in a variety of settings, focusing on education, mental health, housing and homelessness.
Karissa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Development Studies and later completed a Bachelor of Social Work with Honours from the University of Waterloo.
She is passionate about social justice, equity and inclusivity. Karissa approaches her work through an anti-oppressive lens, with the ultimate goal to challenge and change systems that contribute to oppression. She believes in the concept that every person struggles with life at times and is mindful about creating a space where people feel valued, heard and empowered. With each person she works with, she is reminded of the strength and resiliency we all possess, which drives and inspires her passion for what she does.
When Karissa is not at Virani Law, you can probably find her planning her next trip or spending time outdoors with her dog, Emex.
Stefan joined Virani Law in 2021 after 7 years of experience as a trial litigator, mainly in the personal injury space. Stefan obtained his JD/MBD from the University of Victoria in 2014 and brings the strength of his joint degree and wealth of experience in helping those most vulnerable.
Stefan presently assists families with a variety of litigation issues including claim denials, broker error, third-party claims, and subrogated actions all on behalf of home or business owners across the country. Stefan’s presence in Vancouver, British Columbia has helped establish a national presence for Virani Law.
Away from the office, Stefan serves on the Board of Directions for Plan Institute, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities through learning initiatives and advocating for policy development. Stefan is also an avid golfer.
Alyssandra graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a double major in Political Science and Socio-Cultural Anthropology. With a keen desire to help those most vulnerable, Alyssandra decided to pursue a career in law, and obtained her Paralegal diploma and become licensed with the Law Society of Ontario in 2015.
After gaining 5+ years of experience with a law firm in Guelph, Ontario, Alyssandra joined Virani Law to help assist families with complex legal issues that arise during home insurance claims. She also assists business owners with navigating insurance claims that have arised as a result of property damage.
Alyssandra is an acting Board Member for the Community Resource Centre of North and Centre Wellington. She is excited to continue to integrate herself and her young family into the communities of Wellington Country, while assisting families across Canada.
Jessica graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies. She then spent 4 years working in property management and took a keen interest in legal advocacy while attending the Landlord and Tenant tribunal on numerous occasions.
She decided to pursue a career in law and attended Mohawk College’s paralegal program. After completion of her placement at Virani Law, she obtained her paralegal license in fall of 2021.
Chloe discovered her passion for law in high school and knew she would pursue a career in this field. She attended Mohawk College for its paralegal program from 2020 to 2022. As part of the program, she completed a placement at Virani Law in early 2022.
After experiencing the valuable aid Virani Law provided for its clients, Chloe decided to accept a permanent position so she could continue to help people and make a meaningful difference. After graduating, she was hired as a Paralegal in Training. She intends to pursue her paralegal license with the Law Society of Ontario in 2023 and continue to assist people as a licensed paralegal.
Anna obtained an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph in 2018 with a major in Criminal Justice and Public Policy. Her time at U of G inspired her to pursue a legal education and career. Anna attended the University of Birmingham in the UK where she obtained her L.L.B., with a first class distinction in 2020. Anna was also the recipient of an award for obtaining the highest mark in Contract Law. During her time in law school, she was a member of the Pro Bono Group’s Freedom Law Clinic, and was also a member of the university’s co-ed Varsity hockey team.
Anna joined Virani Law as a legal assistant in 2022, and completed her articles of clerkship with the firm before being called to the Bar of Ontario in June of 2023.
Anna is driven by her passion to help others, and exercises this through advocacy for those who feel their voice and best interests are not heard. She has a keen interest in the complex legal issues that arise in insurance disputes. In her free time, Anna enjoys live music, theatre and sporting events.
Bringing a wealth of customer service experience to the Virani Law team, Jazmine arrives with genuine enthusiasm. Drawing from her extensive background in the restaurant industry and experience working with individuals facing mental health and addiction challenges, she's fueled by a heartfelt desire to aid others and establish meaningful connections.
Jazmine's approach naturally radiates empathy, commitment, and understanding, placing clients' needs and concerns at the forefront. Committed to providing steadfast and unwavering support, she ensures that each client is genuinely heard, understood, and accompanied throughout their journey. Drawing inspiration from the strength and resilience she observes in others, her goal is to embody that same steadfastness for our clients.
Beyond the professional realm, Jazmine is a fusion of adventure and intellect. An ardent outdoors enthusiast and avid reader, she finds solace in nature and the captivating narratives of books. Whether she's embarking on outdoor escapades with her dogs or immersing herself in a fantasy novel, Jazmine's passion and curiosity shine through.
Ben graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University’s Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Philosophy. During his time in the program, he took advantage of the legal studies specialization to better acquaint himself with the vital skills used in the practice of law. He has always been captivated by the legal sphere and plans on going to law school in the future to continue assisting individuals throughout life’s hardships. Ben is extremely passionate about helping others and understands the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment for all.
When Ben is not at Virani Law you can likely find him out on the field playing some variety of sports or exploring the great outdoors.
Megan graduated with Honours from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology with a minor in Law and Society. After graduating Laurier, Megan knew she wanted to continue her legal studies and make a meaningful impact on peoples lives. From 2021 to 2023 Megan attended Mohawk College’s Paralegal program where she completed her paralegal placement at Virani Law in early 2023. Upon completion of the program. Megan was hired on as a Paralegal in Training. Megan intends to pursue her paralegal license with the Law Society of Ontario in 2023.