University of Ottawa Juris Doctor (J.D.) (Bilingual) 2010 – 2013
York University PhD Candidate Social and Political Thought 2009 – 2010
University of Toronto Masters of Education (M.Ed.) 2008 – 2009
HE PEOPLE’S LAWYER.
Saron Gebresellassi is a young lawyer, entrepreneur and nationally-renowned advocate earning her place in Chatelaine Magazine’s “Top 80 Amazing Canadian Women to Watch”. Saron is of Eritrean-Canadian heritage having arrived in Ontario with her family at the height of a civil war in the region.
Raised in a Toronto Community Housing Corporation high-rise located at Keele and Eglinton, it became abundantly clear that education would be the key to a better future. Having excelled academically early on, Saron went on to earn three university degrees from the University of Toronto and the University of Ottawa, entirely financed through private scholarships and was called to the Bar in 2014.
The day after the ceremony, Saron immediately opened and launched her own private litigation firm headquartered in the same neighborhood that raised her—Weston Mount Dennis. Saron quickly established a reputation in the industry as a distinguished advocate and has successfully run numerous high profile cases. Being recently hailed as one of Toronto’s top eight change makers, Saron continues to use her position of power to help others.