Lewis & Associates was founded in 1991 by Jacqueline Lewis. With over 23 years of immigration experience and several experienced lawyers, this boutique law firm engages exclusively in the practice of Canadian immigration law and prides itself on personal hands on service to all of its clients.
Jacqueline Lewis owned and operated a successful law firm from 1991 until present, dedicating her practice to the field of Immigration and Refugee Law. During that time, in addition to operating a high volume Refugee Law practice, she successfully represented clients before the Federal Court, on Humanitarian and Compassionate applications, PRRA applications, and appeared before the Immigration and Refugee Board over 2000 times, making her one of the most experienced refugee lawyers in the country.
Ms. Lewis received her Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) from York University in 1985. She completed her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Western Ontario in 1989 and continued on to Osgoode Hall, completing her Masters Degree in Administrative Law in 2001.
Meet the Team:
Carla Sturdy graduated from the University of Toronto in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.). Ms. Sturdy received her Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia in 1993.
Ms. Sturdy began her law practice in the original firm of Lewis & Associates in 1996, practicing in that firm until 2008. In 2008, Ms. Sturdy joined the firm of Otis & Korman as a result of a merger with her former firm. In April 2011, Ms. Sturdy joined the firm of Blanshay & Lewis where she continued her practice until April 2014, at which time she joined the current firm of Lewis & Associates.
Ms. Sturdy has been practicing exclusively in the area of immigration and refugee law throughout her career. The primary focus of Ms. Sturdy’s practice is the representation of refugee claimants before the Immigration and Refugee Board. In this regard, Ms. Sturdy has developed a high volume Refugee Law practice, successfully representing hundreds of claimants at the Refugee Board.
Ms. Sturdy is also experienced in a wide variety of immigration matters, including matters before the Immigration Appeal Division, Applications for Judicial Review in the Federal Court as well as Humanitarian and Compassionate applications and PRRA applications.Go to Top
Vania Campana has been practising Immigration and Refugee Law since 1999. She began practicing with the law firm of Lewis & Associates and then with Otis & Korman after the two firms merged. More recently, Ms. Campana practiced with the law firm of Blanshay & Lewis, and currently practices with the newly formed law firm of Lewis & Associates.
Ms. Campana’s practice has always been and continues to be focused on Refugee Law. Over the years she has also successfully represented clients before the Federal Court, the Immigration and Refugee Board Appeal Division, on Humanitarian and Compassionate applications, Family Class applications and PPRA applications.
Ms. Campana received her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from York University in 1991 and her Master of Arts from York University in 1994. In 1997 Ms. Campana completed her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Western Ontario and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1998.
Presently, Ms. Campana operates a high volume Refugee Law practice and she represents clients before the Immigration and Refugee Board on a weekly basis.Go to Top
Matthew Oh practices exclusively in the field of Canadian immigration and refugee law. He represents clients before the Immigration and Refugee Board and the Federal Court of Canada. Matthew also assists clients in the submission and processing of their temporary and permanent residence applications, and represents clients in admissibility and enforcement matters.
Matthew was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013 after articling at one of Canada’s oldest and largest immigration law firms. Matthew is a graduate of McMaster University’s Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) program. He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2012.
During law school at the University of Toronto, Matthew was active in refugee and immigration advocacy. For two years, he coordinated an international human rights working group that provided research assistance to refugee lawyers. Additionally, he acted as a student caseworker at Downtown Legal Services in the Refugee and Immigration division, and volunteered at the HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic of Ontario.
Matthew is currently a member of the Citizenship and Immigration Law section of the Ontario Bar Association and Canadian Bar Association. He is also a member of the Refugee Lawyers’ Association of OntarioGo to Top