The Founder and Principal Lawyer of ME Law, May Elajami, specializes in trial litigation.
May was called to the Bar in 2016 after completing her articles working for one of the most prominent criminal defence lawyers in Toronto. After completing her articles, she was hired on as an Associate and was co-counsel on two major trials within two weeks after being called to the bar.
She subsequently went on to work at an even busier law practice where she ran up to twenty-five trials a month. It was working at this practice where she gained invaluable trial litigation experience which helped shape her into the trial lawyer she is today.
May believes that a lawyer’s job is in the courtroom and not behind the desk. Her motto is if you know the theory of your case and you collect the evidence you need to build that theory you can masterfully craft a winning case.
Since May has a deep understanding of the litigation process at the most intense and challenging levels, she has enormous hands-on knowledge, experience, and skills to work on any case from the beginning to the very end. May understands the law and applies it skilfully to all of her client’s matters. May has done motions, discoveries, preliminary hearings, trials, and mediations.
When May deals with any case that comes through her door, she looks to understand its strengths and weaknesses to determine what the potential outcome of the case could be and what effective strategies could be used to tackle the case as it progresses through the various stages and how to successfully deal with opposing parties and different judges during the litigation process.
Although, May started out as a criminal lawyer, May now practices exclusively in the Superior Court of Justice (Civil Court), and will only take on select criminal files that also have a civil component to them. In addition, after working for a few years as Trial Counsel, she had also had the chance to work as a Solicitor for several years in order to strengthen her civil litigation expertise.
May advises all kinds of clients, from businesses and business owners, to executives and other professionals, to estate trustees, and professional bodies on all their legal matters. May is also currently lead legal counsel to several businesses operating in Toronto.
In her spare time, May loves the outdoors and spending as much time as possible with her family. She enjoys cooking, working out at the gym, traveling, and spending quality time with her son and partner.
- Do v. Do, 2022 ONSC 6679 (CanLII)
property — bare trust — constructive/resulting trusts — enrichment — title issues – real estate litigation
- Talukder v Edward G. Murray Holding Company Inc., 2023 ONSC 3100 (CanLII)
real property — prescriptive easements — doctrine of lost modern grant — rso 1990, c L15, s. 31 — real property limitations act
- Dalquee v. Gandhi, 2022 ONSC 3521 (CanLII)
tenable — leave to amend — pleading — defamation
- R. v. Dolbear, 2019 ONCJ 286 (CanLII)
police — analysis of charter issues
May is fluent in English and has a conversational understanding of Arabic & French.