About

Sisu Legal is on a national immigration law firm based out of Windsor, Ontario. Primarily serving clients in Windsor and metro Detroit. Sisu Legal works with clients in Canada and USA and help families reunite with loved ones from overseas. A complimentary service is legal coaching for individuals and small businesses.

Sisu Legal is on a mission to build accessible, innovative and efficient legal solutions. 

Our focus is in two areas: 

About Emilia

I am Emilia Coto, founder and lawyer at Sisu Legal. I became a lawyer because I see helping others as my purpose in life.

I have personally gone through the immigration process in both Canada and United States. As an immigrant, I understand the opportunities created by immigration and hope to help individuals, families, and businesses achieve their goals.

Growing up in an immigrant and entrepreneurial family, I understand the barriers to obtaining accessible legal services. In an effort to become part of the solution, I offer limited-scope, pay-as-you-go, flat-fee pricing as well as the traditional choices. 

I spent the last three years at a full-service, medium-sized firm in Windsor Ontario. My practice focused on employment law and commercial litigation. Before that, I was at a community legal clinic where my work focused on immigration and landlord and tenant law.

One of my proudest accomplishments was receiving the Women's Law Association of Ontario Avirl A. Farlam Advocacy Award for my involvement in the legal clinic. In particular, for my representation of vulnerable clients and obtaining large monetary settlements via mediation with opposing parties. 

I have litigated a wide variety of claims including commercial matters, human rights, and employment and labour relations cases. I have experience researching and drafting legal memoranda and court documents.

I have trial experience and have appeared as counsel before various tribunals and before the Superior Court of Justice.

My international work experience includes working at a social enterprise in Brazil and at the United Nations in Egypt. 

I am passionate about building a firm that provides legal services that are accessible, innovative and effective. Here's how I can help. 

Education

Juris Doctor, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law

Bachelor of Arts (Honors Kinesiology), Western University, Faculty of Health Sciences

Languages 

English and Spanish (Native proficiency)

Portuguese & French (Beginner)

Community Involvement 

Board Member, Essex Law Association

Board Member, Legal Assistance of Windsor

Past Sessional Instructor, Sports and the Law, University of Windsor

Past Member of the Young Advocates Standing Committee, The Advocates' Society

Past Board Member, Leadership Advancement for Women and Sport

Past Board Member, Ontario Healthy Communities Coalition

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