Meet Our Students

Feel free to contact any of our students during their summer or articles, or during the school year.

If you’re wondering what Gardiner Roberts LLP is all about we recommend asking those who know best!

2013-2014 Articling Students

Alexandra Aversa

Alexandra has recently completed the J.D Program at the University of Windsor and has returned to Gardiner Roberts to complete her articles. Prior to law school, Alexandra obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Detroit Mercy, while being a member and two-year captain of the University of Detroit Mercy Division I Women's Golf Team. While at Windsor Law, Alexandra was a Supervisor at Community Legal Aid, a student-operated poverty law clinic that serves the Windsor community. She was also a member of the Social Orientation Committee and the Windsor Law volleyball, soccer and basketball intramural team. Alexandra's interests include playing golf, traveling and running. 

To reach Alexandra during her articles, please feel free to contact her at:
aaversa@gardiner-roberts.com

Kevin Cooke

Kevin completed his legal studies at the University of Windsor.  Prior to law school, Kevin completed his undergraduate degree in Political Studies at Queen’s University as well as his Master’s degree in Communications at the London School of Economics.   Before returning to law school Kevin also worked in government, most notably as Press Secretary and Speech Writer to a Cabinet Minister.  At Windsor Law, Kevin was a finalist for the Lerner’s Cup Moot Competition and a member of the Zuber Moot executive committee.  Kevin was a supervisor at Windsor Law’s Community Legal Aid where he led a team of students in resolving legal issues for local community members.  Kevin enjoys watching and participating in various sports.  He also enjoys travelling and politics.

To reach Kevin during his articles please email him at kcooke@gardiner-roberts.com.

Kaitlyn Ledingham

Kaitlyn completed the J.D. program at the University of Western Ontario with a concentration in Business Law. During her final year of law school Kaitlyn spent a semester abroad at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. As a law student, Kaitlyn was Project Coordinator of the Small Claims Court Project, a case worker with Community Legal Services, a research assistant for Pro Bono Students Canada and captain of a dodgeball team. Prior to law school, Kaitlyn obtained an Honours Bachelor of Social Science from the University of Windsor, with a major in Criminology and a minor in Psychology. Kaitlyn's interests include traveling, attending concerts and playing intramural sports.

To reach Kaitlyn during her articles please email her at kledingham@gardiner-roberts.com.

Alwyn Phillips

Alwyn completed the JD program at Osgoode Hall Law School where he was the recipient of the Dean's Gold Key Award for demonstrating exceptional leadership and enthusiasm.  Prior to law school, Alwyn obtained an Honours B.A. in Political Science, Caribbean Studies and Sociology at the University of Toronto, where he also served as the Chair for the Caribbean Studies Student Union.   At Osgoode, Alwyn served as the Law Student Ambassador for the Ontario Bar Association, and the Vice President of the Black Law Students Association.   He also volunteered for Pro Bono Students Canada and completed Osgoode’s Poverty Law Intensive program at Parkdale Community Legal Services.  Prior to attending law school, Alwyn toured Canada and the United States as a recording artist and was nominated for a Juno for best rap recording.  He is currently serving as an Ontario Bar Association Articling Student Ambassador for the 2013/2014 articling term.  In his spare time he enjoys playing the piano and tenor saxophone, and composing hip hop and R&B instrumentals.

To reach Alwyn during the articling term, please feel free to contact him at: aphillips@gardiner-roberts.com.

Robert Quinn

Robert is a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Law, where he co-founded the Police and State Accountability Working Group and served as a student judge for first and second year moots. Prior to joining Gardiner Roberts, Robert worked with the Department of Justice’s Tax Law Services Section and the Pivot Legal Society, both in Vancouver. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University with a major in criminology and a minor in psychology. When not at the office, he enjoys training Muay Thai kickboxing.

To reach Robert during his articles please email him at rquinn@gardiner-roberts.com.

 

2013 Summer Students

  • Daniel Levine - University of Western Ontario
  • Yasmine Butlin - University of Ottawa
  • Bill Michelson - University of Ottawa
  • Jacqueline Morrison - University of Windsor
  • George Tory - University of Western Ontario

 

At a Glance

When you consider where you want to article and eventually practice law, we recognize that you want a firm that has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and will also provide you with a challenging experience.

All articling inquiries should be forwarded to:

Articling Committee
Attention: Bryan Skolnik
Gardiner Roberts LLP
Suite 3100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5H 3Y2