Lawyers In Focus: Introducing MG Law’s Mike Fleurantin, LL.L., J.D.

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Lawyers In Focus: Introducing MG Law’s Mike Fleurantin, LL.L., J.D.

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Get to know more about our very own Mike Fleurantin

Here at MG Law, we pride ourselves on providing clients our undivided attention. Working this way ensures we can successfully recover the personal injury compensation that clients deserve. As part of this unwavering commitment, it’s only right that you get to know as much as possible about each of the professionals handling your personal injury claim.

As part of our new “Lawyers In Focus” segment here at MG Law, let us proudly introduce you to Mike Fleurantin, LL.L., J.D. Representing clients in French and English, Mike is a fluently bilingual associate and personal injury lawyer at our Ottawa law firm. Join him as he discusses what he specializes in, his success stories, and his career in law so far.

What is your specialty?

I specialize in motor-vehicle collisions, slips, trips and falls, and aviation liability.

What made you want to become a lawyer? 

I have a strong desire to make myself useful to the community. The law is omnipresent and learning how to use it to benefit my clients is the most gratifying experience.

What is your negotiation style?

I believe that being firm in my position while keeping a good poker face goes a long way. Remaining cool, calm, and collected allows me to assess issues properly while trying to seek the best possible resolution.

What is your background and experience?

I’m a second generation Canadian born in Montreal, Quebec. Both of my parents immigrated to Canada from Haiti due to political instability. My parents’ goal was to resume their life in a country where my sister and I would have the opportunity to fulfill our potential and live an honest life.

I began my post-secondary adventure by earning a bachelor’s degree in political sciences and public administration from the University of Ottawa. I resumed my studies at the same university by getting my Civil Law LL.L degree and Juris Doctor (JD). Additionally, I worked for government institutions like the National Capital Commission and the Canada Border Service Agency. I have worked in legal clinics in North Bay, Sudbury, Brockville, and Ottawa. 

What is a typical workday like?

I like to show up early to get a jump on the day. I have my lunch break, which is always a great time to exchange ideas with my colleagues and discuss recent case law. My workday ends at 5 p.m., but my cases are always on my mind.

Tell us more about your clients?

I am representing people of different ages, ethnicity, and socioeconomic backgrounds. I make myself available at any time, answer their questions, and advise them on navigating difficult legal issues.

What is your favourite part of the job?

My favourite part of my job is when I meet my client and give them their settlement proceeds. There is always a good discussion about what their next steps are as they look forward to moving on with their lives.

What professional associations do you belong to?

I’m a member of L’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario (AJEFO); the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL); and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA).

What is the greatest triumph of your career thus far?

I’ve represented the most vulnerable clients from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. In particular, I represented clients at the Social Benefits Tribunal regarding Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) eligibility. I also prevented a client from being evicted from their home at the Landlord and Tenant Board. I always enjoy settling claims that will help my clients’ recovery.

Describe yourself in three words

Determinate, patient, and resolved. 

What is your approach or philosophy when representing a case?

My approach is to thoroughly review my client’s case to identify the strengths and weaknesses objectively. I value being honest and transparent with my client to make sure they have reasonable expectations about their case. Lastly, I confidently present the best possible case to maximize a resolution. 

What do you see as the major issues/trends in the field today?

Access to justice is a major issue in our legal system. Many people experience issues having access to representation at an affordable price. At MG Law, we pride ourselves on offering a service that allows all our clients to get justice regardless of their income.

Another issue would be guaranteeing francophones to represent in French and feel comfortable to be advised in their first language. Providing legal advice in French makes a significant difference when their livelihood is at stake.

If you had to focus on solving one global challenge, what would it be and why?

I would say poverty and inequality. There are enough resources on Earth for everyone, but there is a huge imbalance due to inequality, and many live in inhumane conditions. I may not be able to resolve poverty on my own, but I take pride in helping my clients position themselves financially after going through a traumatic motor vehicle collision or a slip and fall.

What does it mean for you to be a part of the first Black Business Expo?

It’s an opportunity to contribute to MG Law’s growth while reaching out to my community I know and appreciate. 

Meet Mike Fleurantin at Ottawa’s First Black Business Expo on April 24th, 2022

The Black Business Expo is an event organized to provide a platform for black-owned businesses, organizations, and service providers to promote their services to the Ottawa community.

Mike Fleurantin will be there on Sunday, April 24th, 2022, to represent MG Law and meet with other pillars of the community.

This event provides a wonderful opportunity for members of the Ottawa community to come out and meet with their local businesses, as well as network, shop, and enjoy local entertainment.

Ottawa’s First Black Business Expo – April 24th, 2022

Tickets

Adult tickets – $16.93
Children (6-12) tickets – $6.32
Children under 5 years old – free entry

BUY TICKETS HERE

Timing

11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, April 24th, 2022

Location

Tudor Hall
3750 North Bowesville Road
Ottawa, ON K1V 1B8

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How to register

Registration is currently open. Click here to secure your tickets for this eagerly anticipated event.

See you on April 24!

We look forward to meeting with other members of our beloved community and having the chance to support other local businesses.

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