Ramani Nadarajah, Counsel

416-960-2284 ext. 7217
Areas of expertise: Prosecutions, administrative hearings, contaminated site liability, land use planning, SLAPPs (Strategic Law Suits Against Public Participation), environmental approvals.


Ramani joined the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) as legal counsel in 1994.

She has represented clients before various provincial and federal administrative tribunals and before all levels of court in Ontario. She was also co-counsel for five hundred affected residents during the Walkerton Inquiry.

Prior to joining CELA, Ramani was counsel with the Ministry of the Environment where she handled trials and appeals of environmental offences on behalf of the Crown in courts throughout Ontario. She has served on a number of government advisory bodies, including the Ministry of Environment’s Modernization of Approvals Stakeholder Roundtable, the Ministry of Environment’s Environmental Penalties Regulatory Development Working Group and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s Brownfield Stakeholder Group.

Ramani is an editor of the Canadian Environmental Law Reports and has taught environmental law at the professional LL.M program in Administrative Law at Osgoode Hall Law School. She received her LL.B. (1989) and her LL.M. (2007) from Osgoode Hall Law School.

Ramani is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a specialist in environmental law.