Pantea Jafari, Barrister & Solicitor

Pantea obtained an honors BA in Individualized Studies with a decided focus on human rights and international law. She obtained her law degree from the University of Ottawa, subsequently establishing her current practice, Jafari Law, in 2012, with a primary focus on immigration law.

As a first generation Canadian, Pantea is readily able to appreciate the experiences of those aspiring for a future in Canada, and those struggling to maintain the status they have acquired. Her ability to connect with the experiences of her clients not only enables her to better tell their stories and present circumstances, but to also advocate for result oriented solutions in the at-times inflexible system of immigration rules and regulations.

Pantea has always been active in various legal and community organizations over the years, which volunteerism she has maintained since opening her practice. Presently, she serves on the executive committee of the Ontario Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section as well as serving on the board of the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association. She is a previous board member of the Iranian Canadian Legal Professionals, as well as serving for several years on the executive committee of the Ontario Bar Association’s International Law Section. Based on the success of her present practice, she has been invited to speak at various legal and community information seminars throughout Canada and abroad.

Prior to her legal practice, Pantea owned and operated a mid-sized corporation, worked for a foreign government drafting national child-welfare policies, and interned at an international law firm in Madrid, Spain.