Celeste Poltak
Partner

Koskie Minsky LLP

20 Queen St W, Suite 900, Box 52
Toronto, ON M5H 3R3
Phone: (416) 595-2701
Fax: (416) 204-2909
E-mail: cpoltak@kmlaw.ca
 
 
 

Partner: Former head of Class Actions Department and member of Koskie Minsky LLP Executive Committee. Celeste regularly appears before a variety of courts throughout the province, including the Court of Appeal, and has acted as counsel on numerous applications for leave to the Supreme Court of Canada. She has worked on some of the most notable Canadian cases, including the cases of Pearson v. Inco, Cloud v. Canada, Dolmage v. Ontario, Millwrights v. Celestica Inc. and Bayens v. Kinross. Her practice has also involved negotiations with the Federal Government regarding the Indian Residential Schools litigation, including the court approvals of that pan-Canadian settlement agreement in addition to acting as counsel at common issues trials such as Anderson v. Canada, Ruffolo v. Sun Life Assurance and Smith v. Inco. Celeste has been published in the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review, the Canadian Class Actions Review, Lawyers Weekly, and has spoken at, and written papers for, conferences such as the Osgoode Hall National Symposium on Class Actions, the OBA and Trial Lawyers’ Association. She has also lectured on class proceedings at Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and recently authored a chapter for the textbook Class Actions in Canada.


Year Called to the Bar:2000 (AB); 2002 (ON)
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