Krassina Kostadinov, LL.B.

Krassina joined Waldman & Associates in 2002 and has been with the firm since that time. Krassina graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2000. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2002.

Krassina appears regularly before the Federal Court of Canada in Applications for Judicial Review and Stay Motions.

In addition, Krassina has experience representing clients before all four Divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board in various matters including refugee hearings, refugee appeals, sponsorship appeals, removal order appeals, residency obligation appeals, detention reviews, admissibility hearings and Alternative Dispute Resolution conferences. In addition, Krassina has represented clients in a wide range of immigration matters including Pre-Removal Risk Assessments, applications for Ministerial Relief, Criminal Rehabilitation, Temporary Resident Permits, Study Permits, Work Permits, as well as Permanent Residence Applications under various programs, including on humanitarian and compassionate grounds.

Krassina speaks Russian and Bulgarian in addition to English.

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Refugee Lawyers’ Association
  • Member, Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
  • Member, Refugee Law Panel, Legal Aid Ontario

Notable Cases Krassina Has Been Involved With:

  • Krishnamoorthy v. Canada, 2011 FC 1342 in which the Federal Court allowed an application for judicial review of the decision of an immigration officer's finding the Applicant inadmissible.

The Applicant, while a teenager in the tenth grade, had been coerced into selling soap and distributing pamphlets for the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam ("LTTE"). The Court allowed the application as there was no evidence that the Applicant had willingly supported the LTTE or voluntarily participated in LTTE activities

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