Sabina practices civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance defence in the areas of accident benefits and priority/loss transfer matters.
She previously summered with the in-house counsel department of one of Canada's largest insurers. She currently practices primarily in the firm's Accident Benefits Group, and regularly appears before the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), Superior Court of Justice, and the License Appeals Tribunal (LAT). Sabina's entire career has been focused exclusively on litigation and has given her highly specialized analytical, negotiation, and written skills; in addition to furthering her strong public speaking skills. Sabina's reported decisions can be found on CANLII and the FSCO decisions database.
Sabina has been a member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Insurance Section Executive since 2012. She has served as a member of the Awards for Excellence in Insurance Law Dinner Committee for two years, and currently holds the position of Program Co-ordindator. Her role as Program Co-ordindator requires her to solicit, organize, and implement LSUC-accredited CLE programs that are consciously designed to meet the needs of insurance lawyers in Ontario by addressing the latest legal developments. She is keenly interested in professional development, and understands the value in producing relevant, comprehensive, and engaging educational opportunities for practicing professionals.
Sabina competed at the International Academy of Dispute Resolution Tournament held in London, England in 2011. She was the only Canadian delegate recognized as one of the Top-10 Outstanding Mediators in the international competition. Mediation skills are highly transferable, and this international recognition confirms her ability to build rapport, facilitate decision-making, manage emotions, implement creative resolutions, and garner credibility with various parties.
Previously, Sabina graduated as Valedictorian of her law school class. This honour speaks to her strong work ethic, and is also indicative of the genuine support and respect of her fellow graduates.
Prior to her call to the bar, Sabina taught piano and voice lessons. Sabina has completed her classical music studies as per the requirements of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Piano (2000) as well as Voice (2001). She has also obtained an Advance Certificate in music History & Theory (2000).