ABOUT

Based in Toronto,  Aris Gyamfi has spent over a decade successfully prosecuting class actions and complex commercial cases as part of a close-knit team. 

Driven by a desire to merge the skills that she developed as a high-stakes litigator with her innate passion for helping people and animals,
Aris opened her own law practice in spring 2023.  

Aris can be reached by email at [email protected]

FIGHTING FOR WHAT’S RIGHT

Aris began her career at a litigation boutique in downtown Toronto, and eventually became a principal at the firm. She has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as in Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. 

Throughout her career, Aris has had an interest in representing the underdog, tackling complex or novel legal issues, and holding wrongdoers accountable. 

As a young lawyer, Aris represented a class of largely international students in Ramdath v. George Brown College, one of the few class actions in Ontario to have successfully advanced through a common issues trial, and the first to have been awarded aggregate assessment of damages. Over the span of the litigation, Aris and the Class Counsel team worked on several novel legal issues, including aggregate damages and application of the Consumer Protection Act, and were given special commendation by the Court for their “legal acumen, their unrelenting commitment to the best interests of the class members, and for the superior results that were achieved”.

Aris has also represented the Class in several court-approved national settlements, including the first workplace gender-based harassment class action settlement in Canada.

More recently, Aris represented Toronto-based venture capitalists in a complex Commercial List trial involving breach of fiduciary duties and conspiracy by their directors/shareholders and a prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist. As part of the trial and appellate teams, Aris was ultimately successful in obtaining a judgment of nearly $4 million USD in compensatory and punitive damages, as well as an order for $29.5 million USD in disgorgement of profits. 

Aris is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, and called to the bar of Ontario. In law school, she worked as the Family Law Project Coordinator through Pro Bono Students Canada, and assisted duty counsel in family courts across the GTA. Prior to law school, Aris obtained a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Calgary. 

Aris is an avid supporter of animal rescue and advocacy, and since 2014, has been volunteering at the Etobicoke Humane Society, a local volunteer-run, no-kill shelter in Toronto. She currently oversees the cat program at EHS as the Senior Cat Manager, and also volunteers with the dog team.

In her spare time, Aris enjoys photography, hiking, reading mystery novels, spending time in nature, and traveling. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their pets. 

FIGHTING FOR WHAT’S RIGHT

Aris began her career at a litigation boutique in downtown Toronto, and eventually became a principal at the firm. She has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as in Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. 

Throughout her career, Aris has had an interest in representing the underdog, tackling complex or novel legal issues, and holding wrongdoers accountable. 

As a young lawyer, Aris represented a class of largely international students in Ramdath v. George Brown College, one of the few class actions in Ontario to have successfully advanced through a common issues trial, and the first to have been awarded aggregate assessment of damages. Over the span of the litigation, Aris and the Class Counsel team worked on several novel legal issues, including aggregate damages and application of the Consumer Protection Act, and were given special commendation by the Court for their “legal acumen, their unrelenting commitment to the best interests of the class members, and for the superior results that were achieved”.

Aris has also represented the Class in several court-approved national settlements, including the first workplace gender-based harassment class action settlement in Canada.

More recently, Aris represented Toronto-based venture capitalists in a complex Commercial List trial involving breach of fiduciary duties and conspiracy by their directors/shareholders and a prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist. As part of the trial and appellate teams, Aris was ultimately successful in obtaining a judgment of nearly $4 million USD in compensatory and punitive damages, as well as an order for $29.5 million USD in disgorgement of profits. 

Aris is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School, and called to the bar of Ontario. In law school, she worked as the Family Law Project Coordinator through Pro Bono Students Canada, and assisted duty counsel in family courts across the GTA. Prior to law school, Aris obtained a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Calgary. 

Aris is an avid supporter of animal rescue and advocacy, and since 2014, has been volunteering at the Etobicoke Humane Society, a local volunteer-run, no-kill shelter in Toronto. She currently oversees the cat program at EHS as the Senior Cat Manager, and also volunteers with the dog team.

In her spare time, Aris enjoys photography, hiking, reading mystery novels, spending time in nature, and traveling. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their pets.