Ria Tzimas

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BA (McGill), LLB (Osgoode), LLM (Osgoode)

E. Ria Tzimas is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. She obtained her LLB in 1991. In 1998 she obtained an LLM, also from Osgoode, on Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution. Her degrees from Osgoode were preceded by a First Class Honours  BA in Political Science and Political Theory from McGill University.

Ms. Tzimas joined Crown Law Office – Civil (CLOC) at the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario in 1998.  Her practice has focused on Aboriginal Law and litigation for the past 10 years.  Prior to that, Ms. Tzimas was in private practice for six years where she litigated commercial and franchise disputes, employment matters and personal injury claims. 

Ms. Tzimas was the Aboriginal Team Leader at CLOC until recently. She has either been lead or co-counsel on a number of high profile aboriginal disputes. Most recently she had the privilege of representing Ontario as intervener at the Supreme Court of Canada in Chief Victor Buffalo v. and Chief John Ermineskin et al. v. Canada et al.

Ms. Tzimas is an active member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Hellenic Canadian Lawyers’ Association. She is also a regular speaker at various CLE conferences on Aboriginal Law. She was called to the bar in 1993.