Gillian Hnatiw and Co.
67 Yonge Street, Second Floor
Torono, Ontario M5E 1J8
Samantha Eisen is an associate at Gillian Hnatiw and Co. Prior to joining Gillian Hnatiw and Co., Samantha practiced family law at a highly respected boutique family law firm in Toronto. Samantha obtained her law degree from the University of Toronto and her Bachelor of Science with Honours in Psychology from Dalhousie University. Samantha was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2018.
Samantha is a strong advocate for her clients and uses her background in psychology to help clients navigate legal processes with a focused, balanced and trauma-informed approach. Clients appreciate Samantha’s ability to help them understand what is happening and what to expect, while working creatively and tirelessly to obtain a successful result. Samantha is committed to her clients and works to help them reach their goals in a supportive and respectful environment.
Samantha aims to empower clients by providing options, guidance, and advice, while encouraging clients to make choices that will best serve their individual goals and interests.
Samantha is active in the profession and the community. She volunteers for the Luke’s Place Virtual Legal Clinic, providing summary legal advice to survivors of domestic violence and for the Pro Bono Students Canada Family Justice Centre, supervising law students and providing free legal services to parties in need. Samantha is an adjunct mooting advisor for the Walsh Negotiation Competition at the University of Toronto, a position she has held since 2018.
Samantha is currently enrolled in the Professional LLM at Osgoode Hall Law School, specializing in dispute resolution. Her research interests include restorative justice, gender-based discrimination within the legal system, and trauma-informed practices and procedures.
Samantha received her certificate in Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Training in February 2021.