Brent Mendiola is a lawyer at MUNERA. She is licenced to practice law in Ontario.
Brent joined MUNERA as an associate lawyer after completing her articles with the firm. She received her JD from Osgoode Hall Law School and her Honours BA in Philosophy and Economics from York University, where she graduated with distinction.
Brent has a broad practice in immigration, family, and civil litigation. She has worked on matters before the Federal Court of Canada involving Immigration Judicial Reviews, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice for both family and civil litigation, as well as matters in Toronto’s Commercial List.
Her expertise also includes exposure to corporate, residential and commercial real estate transactions.
During her time at law school, Brent was involved in several mooting competitions and clinics. As a result, Brent has had the opportunity to make submissions before the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Brent has also assisted clients with preparation and drafting of application materials for immigration matters, as well as trial preparation for various employment matters.
Her involvement in an international moot competition explored issues of freedom of speech, privacy, social media liability, accountability of citizen journalists, negligence, and the extent of social host tort liability.
Brent’s experiences have always been driven by a desire to understand how things work and how things fit together. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she created an econometric model about Foreign Direct Investment inflows into Southeast Asian Countries that ultimately assisted a Canadian mining company’s negotiations with the Government of Cambodia.
Brent has also given a Ted talk about the role of the humanities, social sciences, and fine arts in societal development, the development of human knowledge at large, and in understanding the mechanisms of our social and political lives.
Brent is fully bilingual in English and Filipino and conversant in French and Italian.