Current Articling Students

Greg Specht

Greg first joined ZTGH as a law clerk/paralegal in 2009, and continued as a summer student during his studies.  He now returns as an articling student after receiving his J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2017.

During law school, Greg participated in several mooting and negotiation competitions which solidified his choice to pursue a legal career in litigation. He was an active volunteer with Pro Bono Students Canada’s litigation project and was also an executive member of the Environmental Law Society.

In his free time Greg enjoys running and spending time with his infant and toddler.

Email:  Phone: 416-777-2811 ext. 7943


Natasha Milne

Natasha graduated from McGill University with a B.A. in Sociology in 2013, and received her J.D. from the University of Ottawa in 2017. Excelling in her first year moot in Tort law, Natasha developed a keen interest in litigation which grew as she went on to complete her studies in trial advocacy, insurance law, and negotiation.

At law school, Natasha enjoyed mooting, being an Associate Editor of the Ottawa Law Review, chairing the Women's Legal Mentorship Program, and serving as Vice President of Internal Relations for the Business Law Society.  During her law school summers, Natasha worked in UNICEF Canada's policy department and completed a corporate law internship.

When not practicing law, Natasha likes to spend her spare time playing volleyball, travelling and being surrounded by family and friends

Email:    Phone: 416-777-2811 ext. 7962

Nicole Pelaia

Nicole graduated from York University with a Specialized Honours B.A. in 2014. She then received an American and Canadian J.D. after completing the dual program at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law and the University of Detroit Mercy Law . Nicole first joined ZTGH as a summer law student in 2016 and has returned for her articles. She developed an interest in insurance defence after the exposure she received at the firm last summer.


During law school, Nicole spent her time working in her school’s immigration and refugee clinic, having had the opportunity to appear in front of the Federal Immigration Court in Detroit. She also served as a member of the executive committee on the Jewish Students Association, Windsor Chapter.  


In her spare time Nicole enjoys yoga, baking and spending with time with family and friends.

Email:  Phone: 416-777-2811 ext. 7561


Nora Refai


Nora graduated from Queen's University with a B.Sc. (Honours) in Psychology in 2013. She then completed a dual Canadian-American J.D. at the University of Ottawa and Michigan State University in the spring of 2017.


Nora became interested in insurance defence after competing in the First Year Moot Competition during her studies. Her interest in litigation was sparked after working in her law school's litigation clinic where she received the Jurisprudence Achievement Award for her work. Her interest in litigation was further developed during her work at the Department of Justice in the Class Actions and Mass Litigation branch in the summer of 2015, and a small Toronto-based civil litigation firm in the summer of 2016. 


In her free time, Nora enjoys playing basketball and travelling around the world.


Email:  Phone: 416-777-2811 Ext. 7961