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Class Action Updates

October 13, 2021

The Credit Card Actions have been certified for settlement as against Royal Bank of Canada, The Toronto-Dominion Bank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Bank of…

September 27, 2021

The deadline for volume licensee claims is October 23, 2021. The claims period for individual consumers is now closed. For more information on this class…

September 15, 2021

A new settlement has been reached with Kamaya totaling $770,000.

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INFORMATION FOR LAWYERS LOOKING FOR LEGAL EXPERTISE IN BC AND CANADA

Other Professionals

Investigations

Matt Eisenbrandt, Director of Transnational Investigations
Direct Line: 236.521.4322
Email: [email protected]

For two decades, Matt’s work has been fueled by his passion for human rights and dedication to seeking justice and accountability on behalf of survivors.

As CFM’s Director of Transnational Investigations, Matt works as an integral part of our legal team to investigate and develop cases on an international level. With a U.S. law accreditation* and a strong background in international law, Matt travels worldwide to meet clients, interview witnesses and conduct research for our human rights cases.

Matt has worked closely with and advocated for survivors of human rights abuses throughout his career. Recognizing the legal process can be challenging for survivors, Matt endeavours to make sure clients are supported throughout the process. The international nature of his work has given him a strong background in handling complex and sensitive situations in a way that is culturally respectful.

Prior to joining CFM, Matt was the Legal Director of the Canadian Centre for International Justice, where he spent nine years overseeing the organization’s casework on behalf of survivors seeking justice for torture, war crimes, and other serious human rights violations. He previously served as the Legal Director for the Center for Justice & Accountability in the U.S., where he litigated successful trials against military commanders from El Salvador, Haiti, and Honduras.

Matt was also a member of the trial team in a case against a Salvadoran man for his role in the death-squad murder of beloved archbishop, and now saint, Oscar Romero. That case is the subject of Matt’s award-winning book “Assassination of a Saint”, which was published in 2017.

*Matt is not called to the bar in BC or elsewhere in Canada. His current status with the California bar is inactive.


Paralegals

CFM’s paralegals have formal educational training and belong to the BC Paralegal Association. In addition, they have each developed valuable on-the-job knowledge of the substantive and procedural laws that govern our practice areas.

Our paralegals work closely with our lawyers to manage cases and move them forward to resolution.

Our paralegals are:


Linnae Roach, Paralegal
Direct Line: 604.331.9523
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Roach joined CFM in 2001 and her paralegal practice experience includes:

  • aviation litigation,
  • class actions,
  • complex personal injury cases,
  • construction cases, and
  • product liability litigation.

In addition to her qualifications as a paralegal Ms. Roach is also a Commissioner for Taking Affidavits in and for the Province of British Columbia.

Education:

  • Legal Assistant Diploma, Capilano College
  • B.A. (Political Science), Simon Fraser University

Raised in Montreal, Linnae is fully bilingual in French and English.


Sharon Wong, Paralegal
Direct Line: 604.331.9534
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Wong joined CFM in 2009. Sharon is a member of the BC Paralegal Association and her paralegal experience includes:

  • aviation litigation, and
  • class actions litigation.

Education:

  • Paralegal Diploma, Capilano University, British Columbia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology / Family Studies), University of British Columbia

Sharon is bilingual in Cantonese and English.


Aisling Slevin, Paralegal
Direct Line: 604.331.9536
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Slevin joined CFM in 2012.  Her paralegal experience includes:

  • product liability litigation
  • aviation litigation, and
  • class actions litigation.

Education:

  • Admitted to New York State Bar
  • Bachelor of Laws (Queens University, Belfast)

Kimberly Oleson, Paralegal
Direct Line: 604.697.2481
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Oleson joined the firm in 2014 as a paralegal practicum student.  Kimberly is a member of the BC Paralegal Association. Her paralegal experience includes:

  • product liability litigation
  • aviation litigation, and
  • class actions litigation

Education:

  • Paralegal Diploma, Capilano University, British Columbia

In addition to her paralegal education, Kimberly is a Transport Canada Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME). She worked as an AME in the aviation industry for six years.

 

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