Adriana Chimirel is a Vice-Principal lawyer at MUNERA. Adriana is the Chair of MUNERA’s Family Law department. She is licensed to practice law in Ontario.
Adriana received her Honours BA in Literature and Criticism from the University of Toronto. She then attended the University of Southampton where she received her JD. Finally, Adriana earned her LLM from Osgoode Hall School.
Adriana practices in the area of litigation and has a primary focus on family law. Her experience also includes estate litigation, property litigation, and employment litigation matters. She has also practiced in the areas of residential and commercial real estate as well as estate planning, including wills and estates.
Whether representing clients in or outside of court, Adriana is known for her fierce advocacy and for understanding that each client has unique needs and goals which require a customized approach.
Adriana’s focus is on providing her clients with time- and cost-effective legal advice and support without compromising her customer service approach. She encourages her clients to proceed by alternative dispute resolution in order to achieve negotiated settlements out of the courts.
When out of court resolution is not possible, Adriana applies her litigation experience to maximize outcomes in her client’s interests.
Adriana has played a central role in developing and establishing the firm’s family law department along with its reputable stand in the market. Adriana’s work includes matters involving litigious separations and divorces, including child custody cases, as well as matters involving Uncontested Divorces, Separation Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements and Marriage Contracts amongst others.
Adriana was also chosen for a very competitive barrister training role with the Crown Prosecution Service (“CPS”) in the United Kingdom. Adriana spent two months working on a complex and highly publicized money laundering case where the Crown successfully convicted 4 of the 5 defendants on charges of money laundering and conspiracy to defraud.
At the CPS, Adriana also worked on a difficult case involving servitude, which has become a reoccurring issue in the European Union where the freedom of movement of European citizens is easier than it has ever been.
Adriana is fully bilingual in English, French, Spanish and Romanian. Adriana Chimirel is able to provide services to her clients in Romanian, Spanish and French.