Sisu Legal is an international immigration law firm with offices in Windsor, Ontario and Troy, Michigan. 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:
Canadian Immigration Law
- Helping people locally and worldwide to visit, study, work, and live in Canada.
- Featured Services:
American Immigration Law
- Helping people locally and worldwide to visit, study, work, and live in United States.
- Featured Services:
- Marriage Petition/ Fiancé Visa or Adjustment of Status
- For US citizens or permanent residents married to a foreign national.
- L - Visa
- For business owners looking to expand their existing foreign business into United States.
- E-2 Visa
- For people of eligible nationalities that want to start or invest in a business in the United States.
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.
Juris Doctor, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law
Bachelor of Arts (Honors Kinesiology), Western University, Faculty of Health Sciences
English and Spanish (Native proficiency)
Portuguese & French (Beginner)
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