Elias practices in all areas of workplace law and civil litigation.

Elias received his Juris Doctor from the University of Alberta (UofA) in 2022. During law school, he represented the UofA in the National Labour Arbitration Moot in his second year, and the National Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Law Moot in his third year, where both of UofA teams made it to the championship round and won the Top Oralist Team award and Top Law School runner up awards. He was a Writing Fellow, assisting in the delivery of the first-year legal research and writing class.

Elias is an advocate for access to justice issues. He was the program coordinator for the UofA’s Pro Bono Students Canada chapter. He also worked closely with Student Legal Services of Edmonton (SLS) throughout law school. At SLS, he worked in the legal education and reform project and later established the Special Initiatives Project, through which he oversaw many pro bono initiatives, including the development of SLS’ Human Rights Project, which provides legal representation to low income parties at the human rights tribunal.

Elias’ previous experience helping underrepresented communities gives him a greater understanding of workplace issues involving diverse employees and allows him to develop creative solutions to those issues.

Elias is happy to assist his clients in both English and Spanish.

Recognition

  • Roger S Smith Research Award
  • Emery Jamieson LLP Award for service to the community

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Practice Areas

Year of Call

  • British Columbia, 2023

Education

  • JD, University of Alberta, 2022
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of British Columbia, 2017