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Appointee Biographies

Justices of the Peace Review Council


John Tzanis has been serving as a member (part-time) for the Justices of the Peace Review Council since 2020, and he is an item writer of Paralegal License Exam for the Law Society of Ontario. His community involvement includes past President of the Ontario Paralegal Association, member of the LSO Equity Advisory Group, serving as a Director for Ontario Soccer and licensed soccer coach at Aurora Football Club.


Naomi Solomon is a lawyer who has had a diverse practice spanning administrative law, professional liability and commercial litigation and has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, various tribunals, and the Federal Court. She has also acted as an in-house regulatory and compliance subject matter expert for the gaming sector, for financial institutions and for professional and regulatory financial industry associations. She supports and mentors other lawyers, as an approved coach with the Law Society Coach and Advisor program, and is a champion for equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI), including as an active EDI council member during her tenure with Ontario Lottery and Gaming. Naomi obtained her BSc from McGill University and dual law degrees from University of Windsor and University of Detroit. Naomi is fluent in both official languages.


George Nikolov is a seasoned executive and licensed Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) who is a member of Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO). He has a M. Sc. in Civil Engineering from Europe, a master’s in business administration (MBA) Degree from the United Kingdom and is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). George is a business strategist with over 25 years of experience in business governance, asset management, project management, planning and delivery, engineering and construction on four continents. As a foreign trained professional, he feels strongly about giving back to the community and access to justice. He volunteers with Don Valley Community Legal Services.


Lauren Rakowski is a litigator at Gardiner Roberts LLP whose practice focuses on professional liability. She hold an Honours BA, Certificate in Ethics, Masters Degree, and a JD. Lauren serves as a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Student Liaison Committee and Associates Committee at Gardiner Roberts LLP. Lauren is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Advocates Society, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.