Current Articling Students

Alexander Woo

Alex graduated from the University of Toronto with an Hons. B.A. in 2012. He then received his J.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 2016. Alex first joined ZTGH as a summer law student in 2015 and has returned for his articles.

During his studies, Alex gained  experience working in corporate immigration and in community legal services. Alex plays hockey recreationally and coaches a youth softball team.

Email:  Phone: 416-777-2811 ext. 7941


Maia Abbas

Maia recently completed her L.L.M. at  the University of Western Ontario. Her thesis examined accommodation of chronic pain disorders in the Canadian workplace. She also received a B.A. in psychology and a J.D. from Western. Her interest in insurance defence formed while working at an insurance brokerage and was fully realized through exposure in law school and in a small Toronto-based civil litigation firm in the summer of 2014.

During law school, Maia participated in several moots and was an editor for the Western Journal of Legal Studies. She also received the Alex Kennedy Memorial Scholarship recognizing an interest and aptitude in insurance law in 2014. Maia enjoys yoga, pretending she’s a film buff, and days at the beach.

Email:  Phone: 416-777-2811 ext. 7563


Nasyr Asmi

Nasyr graduated from Western Law in 2016 after having completed his undergraduate studies in Management and Organizational Studies at the University of Western Ontario. Nasyr participated in several moots and other advocacy competitions while in law school, which is one of the reasons that he chose to pursue a legal career in litigation. His interest in insurance defence developed after he volunteered with the Canadian Spinal Research Organization.

Nasyr grew up playing hockey and continues to closely follow and play the sport today. In his free time Nasyr enjoys travelling and spending time with his family and friends.

Email:  Phone: 416-777-2811 ext. 7564


Paul Irish

Paul was a summer student with ZTGH in 2015, and has returned to complete his articling term for 2016/2017. Paul graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Hons. B.A. in Political Science in 2011. He then completed his J.D. at the University of Ottawa in the spring of 2016.

He became interested in insurance defence after competing in the First Year Moot Competition during his studies. Paul completed a semester at the Comenius University Faculty of Law in Bratislava, Slovakia in the fall of 2015. There, he studied various topics in International and European Union Law.

Email:  Phone: 416-777-2811 ext. 7942


Robert Jones

Robert received a Joint Hons. B.Soc.Sci. in Philosophy and Political Science from the University of Ottawa in 2013 and his J.D. from Western Law School in 2016.

Robert became interested in insurance defense after his uncle suffered significant injuries in a car accident. As Robert’s understanding of insurance law became more nuanced, he recognized the crucial role insurance defense played in helping his uncle obtain the necessary support required for a good quality of life.

During law school, Robert worked with Western’s Community Legal Services and served as a Chair of the Orientation Committee. He also ranked Top 40 in Western Law’s Lerner’s Cup advocacy competition and was part of the third place team in the Wilson Family Law Moot.

Email:  Phone: 416-777-2811 ext. 7565