Jessica Mahabir – Lawyer Profile
Meet Jessica Mahabir
Before attending law school at the University of Manitoba, Jessica Mahabir earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 2007, specializing in Literary Studies and English.
Since beginning her legal career, Jessica knew that she wanted to help others navigate the complicated legal justice system. In her first year, she became involved with Mediators Beyond Borders, an international organization that helps build dispute resolution skills in communities worldwide. She also began volunteering as a Junior Editor with the Canadian Journal of Human Rights (CJHR), a peer-reviewed publication for discussion of Canadian-related human rights and humanitarian law. In her final year of law school, Jessica was an Editor for CJHR, as well as the Executive Director of the University of Manitoba chapter of Mediators Beyond Borders.
In between her second and third years of law school, Jessica worked at a personal injury law firm, assisting accident victims obtain compensation. Her fulfilling experience confirmed that she wanted to practice personal injury law after being called to the Bar in 2014.
At Derfel Injury Law, every client receives personal counsel from professionals that exclusively represent accident victims. Jessica relishes the opportunity to work closely with individuals who have been injured, and help them develop pragmatic solutions to their legal problems. Her goal is to ensure that her clients receive fair treatment and compensation from insurance companies and negligent parties.
Outside of her legal practice, Jessica remains a dedicated member of the legal community, and is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Toronto Lawyers Association, and LEAF (Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund). An avid reader, Jessica also tries to find time to enjoy science fiction, fantasy and Russian literature.
Dedicated personal injury lawyers representing accident victims
If you have been injured in an accident, the personal injury lawyers at Derfel Injury Law can offer practical guidance about your legal options, and help you determine the best course of action. We support our clients so they can focus on recovery, knowing their claim for compensation is in good hands.