Jasmine Daya is a lawyer and the Managing Principal of Jasmine Daya & Co. She is also a published author, blogger, podcaster and speaker.
Jasmine graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in December 2001 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Economics. She completed the Canadian Securities Course in 2004. Prior to commencing her undergraduate studies, Jasmine completed a Pre-college Summer program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Jasmine graduated from Queen’s University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Laws. While at Queen’s, Jasmine was the recipient of the Reuben Wells Leonard prize in Business law and an active volunteer within the Queen’s Law community. During the Summer of 2003, Jasmine completed an International and Comparative Law Program through Tulane University that was hosted by McGill University.
After completion of the Bar Admissions Course and exams, Jasmine commenced her articles in 2005 under Jack Fireman and was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2006. While continuing to practice as a full-time lawyer, Jasmine studied at Osgoode Hall graduating in 2009 with a Master of Laws. In 2013, Jasmine received a Certificate from Harvard Law School for successful completion of the Negotiation course for lawyers and executives.
Areas of Practice
Although Jasmine has files in all areas of personal injury, she focuses on claims involving minors, club assaults, particularly those involving bouncers or nightclub security, bullying and cyberbullying which is a developing area in the civil law context, elder abuse, personal injury claims arising from landlord negligence, fatality claims and catastrophic claims involving motor vehicle accidents. Jasmine also handles unique personal injury claims which enable her to think outside the box to serve her clients.
Jasmine volunteered as Duty Counsel (civil litigation) at the Toronto courthouse for Pro Bono Law Ontario for years. She has also guest lectured for the Insurance Law and Torts Law courses at Queen’s University and for the Personal Injury course at Osgoode Hall. She served as a mentor to the grade 11 Law class at the Bishop Strachan School and also served as a mentor for the Toronto Lawyers Association.
She has served as a judge on Law Day for the OBA/OJEN high school mock trials and as a judge for the Fulford Debate for high school students. Jasmine also mentors and provides placements at her firm for co-op students in high school, college and university. Jasmine derives great pleasure from inspiring young minds to aim high, work hard, set goals and achieve them.
She has published articles titled “The Initial Client Interview” (The Litigator Magazine), “The MVAC Fund – The Procedure for Successful Recovery” (The Litigator Magazine), “The Top 5 Accident Benefit Cases” (Ontario Trial Lawyers Association Conference), “Lawyers need balance as well as good business skills” (The Lawyer’s Daily), “Work Life Balance” (OTLA Women’s Trial Lawyers Caucus Newsletter), “To curb gun violence in Toronto, we need to stop flow of illegal weapons” (The Lawyer’s Daily), “Cannabis legalization: Avoiding the personal injury potholes” (The Lawyer’s Daily), “Donald Trump is teaching our kids to be cyberbullies” (The Lawyer’s Daily), “Class action lawsuit raises questions for Ford, insurance regulator” (The Lawyer’s Daily), “Bad Weed’s Now The Government’s Problem, And So Are The Inevitable Lawsuits” (The Huffington Post), “We salute the ‘Notorious RBG’ and Canadian women legal trailblazers” (The Lawyer’s Daily), “Women in the Practice of Law” (The Litigator Magazine) and “Kim Kardashian makes mockery of practice of law” (The Lawyer’s Daily).
Jasmine is also a blogger for The Huffington Post.
In addition, Jasmine has written the following blog posts: Bouncer Assault, Standardized Lease Agreements are Real in Ontario, Are Your Children Being Cyberbullied?, Claims Involving Minors, Cyberbullying ‘Momo Challenge’ a threat to parents – hoax or not and What the Heck is a “Bencher”?.
Jasmine has presented webinars for the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. In “Personal Injury is more than Motor Vehicle Accidents” she discussed the civil law as it relates to cyberbullying and club/bar assaults. In “Equality, Diversity and Inclusion” she discussed the Law Society’s new continuing professional development requirement of all licensees in Ontario. Jasmine presented at the 2nd Motor Vehicle Litigation Summit on “Uninsured, Unidentified and Underinsured Coverage: Knowing Which Insurer to Sue”.
Jasmine has enjoyed being a speaker at conferences and panels held by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, on Career Day at the Bishop Strachan School and at various events held by the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University. Jasmine was invited to speak on a panel for the Canadian Defence Lawyers Association, where she discussed the License Appeal Tribunal from a Plaintiff’s perspective and at an Insurance Defence law firm on various topics related to personal injury law. She was also invited to speak on a panel for the Toronto Lawyers Association on “How to Build a Book of Business as a New Lawyer”.
Jasmine has appeared on CBC News, CTV Kitchener, CHCH Morning Live, Global News Morning Show, CP24 Breakfast and CTV’s Your Morning Show.
Jasmine has been a guest on various radio shows including “The Nightside” NEWSTALK 1010, “Ask the Experts” NEWSTALK 1010, Kultur’D Global News Radio 640 and The Humble and Fred Radio Show.
Jasmine was interviewed in The Litigator magazine’s 25 year anniversary edition as one of 25 lawyers featured. Jasmine has also been interviewed by My Business Magazine, Advocate Daily, Law Times, The Lawyer’s Daily, The Toronto Sun, Auburn Lane, Defective Geeks, Five Question Series, Fusia Magazine, FYIG, DESI Magazine, Occhi Magazine, Suhaag Magazine, Urban Asian, Humble Beginning Entrepreneurs, Anokhi Magazine, South Asian Woman, Desi Today, Darpan Magazine, Desi News, Lulu, Post City Magazine, Queen’s Law, CTV, The Globe and Mail and quoted in The Peterborough Examiner.
To view the various interviews and articles click here
Jasmine recently launched a podcast, Law Girl. Jasmine’s intention is to educate the public about Personal Injury law through discussions with individuals in various sectors in a light-hearted and relaxed manner.
Jasmine is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto, the Ontario Bar Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto, The Advocates’ Society, the Toronto Lawyers Association and the Women’s Executive Network.
Jasmine has implemented charitable organization initiatives for her firm believing that she has a social responsibility to give back. This deep-rooted belief is a result of her parents instilling this in her from a young age. Jasmine’s firm supports Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre, The Children’s Breakfast Club, SickKids Foundation, Daily Bread Food Bank and participates in the CIBC Run for the Cure.
Outside the Office
Jasmine is extremely committed to serving her clients as a lawyer however she also pursues her passions outside the office. She launched JD in the Kitchen which provides simple recipes, tips and tricks for balancing a busy lifestyle with making time for home cooked meals to enjoy with family and friends. Feel free to follow her on Instagram @jdinthekitchen. Jasmine’s first cookbook “Indian Appetizers & Chutneys” is now available on JD in the Kitchen.
Jasmine also published her first fiction novel, Law Girl’s Bump in the Road under the pen name, Leia London which is currently available on Amazon. Jasmine chose to use a pen name to differentiate between her voice as a lawyer and that of a “chicklit” author.
Select Reported Decisions
- Wright v Pafco Insurance Company  (Financial Services Commission of Ontario)
- Huang v Braga, 2017 ONSC 3826 (CanLII) — 2017-06-21
- Huang v Braga, 2016 ONSC 6306 (CanLII) — 2016-10-11
- Huang v Braga, 2016 ONSC 1032 (CanLII) — 2016-02-11
- Wilson v. Cranley, 2013 ONSC 4302 (CanLII)
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