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Shantona is a founding partner at Pape Chaudhury LLP. She has an active and varied litigation practice, acting for both individual and institutional clients in matters involving commercial litigation, class actions, torts, professional discipline, professional negligence, administrative, constitutional, and national security law. She has considerable expertise in appellate litigation, having acted in over 40 appeals at the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Divisional Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. She also has an active practice before the trial courts and administrative tribunals. Shantona has been appointed amicus curiae by the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Shantona is presently acting as co-Lead Commission Counsel to the Public Order Emergency Commission, led by Justice Paul S. Rouleau.
Shantona is ranked in Chambers Canada, Lexpert, Benchmark (Top 100 Women in Litigation) and Best Lawyers (2021 “Lawyer of the Year” in Appellate Practice). She is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.
Shantona is the co-Executive Director of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute, a national non-profit organization offering advocacy training to counsel appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada.
Born and bred in Montréal, Shantona is called to the Bar in Ontario and Québec (2007). She has a B.C.L. from Oxford; a B.C.L./LL.B. from McGill, and an M.A. & B.A.H. from Queen’s University. Prior to starting practice, she clerked for Justice Ian Binnie, trained as a Middle Temple Fox Scholar in London, interned at the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, interned at the Parliament of Canada, and worked in the music industry.
Updated July 2022