Click the names below to learn more about each member of the Kiriak Law legal team.
Jerry Kiriak established Kiriak Law in July, 1998 to offer clients compassionate representation of their legal rights at highly competitive rates. Since then, his practice has grown to the point where the law firm now has two Associate Lawyers, Belal Najmeddine and Sam Safi.
“I take great pride in the smiles and thanks I get from client’s when their legal issues are resolved promptly and at a reasonable cost, so they can move on to bigger and better things in their lives," say Mr. Kiriak. “What I love most is talking to the people that walk in the door to see me. I listen to their story and feel empathy for their legal issues, knowing that I can do something really good for them."
Areas of practice: Family Law, Real Estate Law, Personal Injury Law and Wills and Estates
Education: LLB, University of Calgary
Called to the Bar: 1993
Personal Interests: Jerry enjoys playing hockey, baseball and tennis, skiing, golfing, chess, traveling, singing, and listening to music.
Belal joined Kiriak Law in April, 2015 as an Associate Lawyer. "I want clients to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that support is never more than a telephone call away," says Mr. Najmeddine.
As evidenced by his experience and reputation, Belal will fight for you whether through negotiation or in a court room setting.
Areas of practice: Family Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Wills & Estates
Education: J.D. (honours), Faculty of Law, Bond University; B.Com. (Distinction), University of Alberta
Called to the Bar: Alberta, 2013, Member of the Canadian Bar Association since 2014
Languages: English, Arabic
Personal interests: Belal enjoys going to the gym, playing ice hockey, travelling and boxing.
Sam joined the firm as an associate in October 2016 after articling at a general practice law firm. Prior to law school, he worked as an auditor and an appeals officer for the Canada Revenue Agency. He has also spent some time working in the insurance industry and retail sales.
He places a high priority on developing two-way communication with a client. "The client needs to understand the legal issues and we need to understand the client's immediate and long-term goals," says Sam.
Sam is fluent in Pashto and Hindi and can also converse in Persian and Punjabi.
Areas of practice: Family Law, Personal Injury, Real Estate Law, and Wills and Estates.
Education: Juris Doctor (2015), Bachelor of Commerce (with Distinction) (2009)
Called to the Bar: 2016
Personal interests: Sam enjoys travelling with family, exploring "hidden gem" restaurants around the world, and reading about history, politics, and economics.
Min Young was a summer student at Kiriak Law in 2015. She returned as an articling student in June 2016, following her graduation from the University of Alberta with a Juris Doctor degree. She is interested in many areas of law, including family, wills and estates, and civil litigation, and is committed to continual improvement in everything she does.
Min Young expects to be called to the Alberta Bar in 2017.
Min Young is fluent in Korean and her personal interests include cooking, volunteering and travelling. She also enjoys listening to classical music and attending live theatre performances.
"I made the mistake of not listening to Jerry the first time and then everything blew up and I'll never do that again. Jerry knows what he is doing."