Greek-Canadian E. Ria Tzimas was appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice in Brampton after serving as a Crown attorney with the Ministry of the Attorney General in Toronto. Tzimas replaced Justice M.H. Tulloch, who was promoted to the Ontario Court of Appeal last June.
Tzimas was graduated from McGill University in 1988. She received a Bachelor of Laws in 1991 from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Master of Law in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution in 1999. She was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1993.
Tzimas has been counsel with the Crown Law Office since 1998. She was an associate with Sotos, Karvanis in Toronto from 1993 to 1998. Her main areas of practice were Aboriginal Law, civil litigation and dispute resolution.
The newly-appointed judge has also been a member of the Advocates Society since 2006 and the Hellenic Canadian Lawyers Association since 1992. She is an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and the author of numerous publications. Since 2010, she has been the chair of the board of VIVA! Youth Singers of Toronto.
Tzimas is the third Greek-Canadian judge, after Dionysia Zerbisias from Montreal and Andromache Karakatsanis to be named to Canada’s top level of courts.
(Source: Departmant of Justice, Canada)