Attorney Profiles

 

 

CCC_8566
 

Mr. George is an Attorney at Law with over 26 years of experience in the Courts of Trinidad & Tobago and is the main Advocate and Principal Attorney of Martin George & Co (MAGCO). He has a deep and abiding love and passion for his Nation of Trinidad and Tobago and this is exhibited by a strong sense of social service. He served on the Prime Minister’s Constitutional Committee for Internal Self-Government for Tobago which conducted public hearings throughout Trinidad and Tobago and submitted a comprehensive Report to the Cabinet on Internal Self-Government for Tobago.

 

 

Mr. George had previously been appointed by the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
and served for three (3) years as a Commissioner on the Law Reform Commission of Trinidad &
Tobago. Mr. George is the Founding Chairman of Crimestoppers Trinidad & Tobago and he is still a Director there and is the Legal representative of Crimestoppers International for the entire Caribbean region. He is a member of the Trinidad & Tobago Chamber of Commerce having served as Chairman of its Firearms sub-Committee, a Member of its NOVA Committee and Former Chairman of its Crime & Justice Committee and Member of its Neighbourhood Watch Committee.

 

 

Mr. George is the most experienced Medical Negligence Attorney in Tobago and along with Professor ALFREDO WALKER who is based in Canada, Mr. George is a Charter Founding Member of the CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION OF FORENSIC SCIENTISTS, having delivered a conference paper on Medical Negligence in the Caribbean at their inaugural conference at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus in 2016. At its 2nd Annual Conference in St. Vincent & the Grenadines: CARIBBEAN FORENSIC SCIENCES – The Intersection of Medicine & Law, he delivered two papers on Medical Negligence in the Caribbean and on the formation of a Caribbean Medical Negligence Advisory Board. Mr. George also was a panelist and delivered sterling contributions on THE DEATH PENALTY DEBATE– A Caribbean Perspective. He was also a feature speaker the following year making further contributions on the Law of Medical Negligence in the Caribbean. Mr. George is a former Vice President of the Tobago Lawyers Association and continues to be an active member there and also served as a leading Member of the Tobago Division of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Commerce having served as its Vice-Chairman. Mr. George is currently the Chairman and Founding Director of the indigenous and locally based TOBAGO BUSINESS CHAMBER which has taken the lead in advocating and articulating on behalf of Tobago and Tobago business interests. Mr. George is currently the longest serving Commissioner of the Police Service Commission having been approved unanimously by both sides of the House of Parliament on three occasions for three (3) consecutive three (3) year terms after being nominated for this position by the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago repeatedly since July 2010. Mr. George currently serves as Chairman of the Appeals Tribunal of the Police Service Commission which hears Appeals from Police Officers against the Commissioner of Police on matters of Promotion and Discipline within the Police Service of Trinidad and Tobago and he has lectured and conducted training courses for Senior Police Officers on the conduct of Disciplinary Tribunals.

 

 

Mr. George served for years as a Member of the Port of Spain Rotary Club and the San Juan Rotary Club and also as a member of the Toastmasters International. He is a Member of UWI Tennis Club and served for ten (10) years as a weekly columnist in the Sunday Guardian newspapers writing hundreds of columns and articles for publication and at times he contributed as a Guest Columnist for the Tobago News.

 

 

Mr. George appears regularly on Television and Radio talk shows and Commentaries, as a guest
commentator and his commentaries span the range of topics from socio-political to Legal, Economic and Jurisprudential issues.

 

 

Mr. George is also the Charter Founding Member of the Medical Complaints Council & Advisory Board of Trinidad & Tobago, a voluntary non-profit organization, designed to help raise public and private health-care and medical treatment standards throughout Trinidad & Tobago and seeking to partner with the Ministry of Health to improve quality standards and achieve Internationally accepted benchmarks in the provision of Primary and Secondary Health Care Services in Trinidad and Tobago.

 

 

Mr. George is a Patron and avid supporter of his Alma Mater Scarborough RC Primary School in
Tobago and has pledged a ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR ($100,000.00) Scholarship Fund to the School and in memory of his Mother who taught at that school, he hands out the annual ALTHEA GEORGE Memorial Scholarships and Prizes, to the top performing students at the school, as a means of motivating and inspiring them to always aspire for Excellence. Mr. George has served as a Mentor, guide and inspiration to many young persons in the society.

 

 

Mr. George has a strong sense of caring for the less fortunate in Society and is a strong supporter of the St. Vincent De Paul Society and he is also the Founding Director of THIS-ABILITY, a non-profit Organization created to enhance and showcase the abilities of the disabled members of our society by focusing not on the “disability”, but by showing the world that they have “THIS-ABILITY”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attorney Sherisse Walker

Sherisse joined Martin George and Company as an Associate Attorney in October 2017 after having successfully completed two previous internships at the firm in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Sherisse obtained her Bachelors of Law Degree with Honours and Legal Education Certificate from the University of the West Indies and the Hugh Wooding Law School respectively and was called to the Trinidad and Tobago Bar in 2016.
Sherisse appears in the High Court instructing Counsel in several practice areas including Judicial Review, Constitutional Motions, Employment Law and Industrial Relations. Sherisse also specializes in the preparation of Agreements for Sale, Mortgages, Conveyances, Releases of Mortgages, Property transfers and the Drafting of Wills.
Sherisse demonstrates passion and commitment to any task she undertakes and she also brings excellent oral and written communication skills to the team.

 

 

Attorney Keshavi Khoorban

Keshavi Khoorban is an Associate Attorney-at-law at Martin Anthony George & Company. She graduated from the University of the West Indies in 2015 where she obtained her Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B.) (Hons). She then attended the Hugh Wooding Law School where she obtained her Legal Education Certificate (L.E.C.) in 2017. Keshavi was admitted to practice in Trinidad and Tobago in November 2017.

Keshavi specializes in Matrimonial & Family Matters including Divorce, Maintenance, Custody and Property Settlement. She also specialises in Estate Matters, Conveyancing and Immigration Matters, Permanent Residency Applications and Work Permit Applications.

Keshavi also practices as an Instructing Attorney-at-law in Civil Matters and is involved in Research, Drafting of Legal Opinions, Pre-Action Protocol Letters, Court Pleadings, Witness Statements, Court Appearances at Case Management Conferences, Pre-Trial Reviews and Trials as Instructing Attorney along with Counsel.

Keshavi is a Member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago.

 

 

Attorney Gayatri Badri Maharaj

Miss Gayatri Badri Maharaj brings a wealth of legal,management and environmental law expertise to the firm. She is an attorney at law with over 20 years experience and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration. She has worked at the Ministry of the Attorney General where she gained litigation experience in public law matters, industrial court matters as well as legal drafting She also worked at the companies registry . Her last position was at the Environmental Management Authority where she acted as the Managing Director for three years and was also the General Manager Legal,Compliance and Enforcement. Her role there was multi functional as it crossed  Human Resource issues, Corporate Secretarial duties, interactions and representation at government, national, regional and international levels.

Gayatri Badri Maharaj LLB(Hons), LEC, MBA(Dist.)Attorney- at- Law.
Miss Badri Maharaj was a national scholar in languages. She is proficient in conversational Spanish and French.
She was also a Director on The Civil Aviation Board.
Associate Attorney Janelle Ramsaroop

Janelle Ramsaroop attended the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill, Barbados where she obtained her Bachelor of Laws Degree with Honours. She attended Hugh Wooding Law School and was admitted to the BAR of Trinidad and Tobago. Her passion for law is founded mainly in the areas of Family Law, Property Law and Inheritance Law.

Janelle is also a dedicated Animal Rights Advocate and is  passionate about Animal Rescues. In 2015, she established her own Animal Rescue Project under which she has rescued, rehabilitated and found homes for more than 300 dogs and puppies. She has also volunteered with the Animal Welfare Network and the Animals 360 Foundation. She hopes to be at the forefront of Legislative changes and  advancements in this area of Animal Rights and Animal Protection Laws in Trinidad and Tobago.

 

 

Associate Attorney-at-Law Tsonda Gayle

Tsonda Gayle is an Associate Attorney-at-Law at Martin Anthony George & Company. She
graduated from the University of London in 2011 where she obtained her Bachelor of Laws
Degree (LL.B.) (Hons). She has acquired vast work experience in various legal areas and she
solidified this experience in 2018, when she attended Staffordshire University in the United
Kingdom and obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, the Legal Practice Course
(L.P.C.). In May 2019, Tsonda was then admitted to practice law in Trinidad and Tobago.
Tsonda specializes in both contentious and non-contentious Estate Matters, Conveyancing and
the drafting of Wills. She also specializes in Immigration Matters, Permanent Residency
Applications and Work Permit Applications. She handles a variety of Employment and
Industrial Relation matters occasionally attending Conciliation meetings. Tsonda also
specializes in Matrimonial & Family Matters including Divorce, Custody and Property
Settlement.
Tsonda also practices as an Instructing Attorney-at-Law in Civil Matters such as Personal
Injury Claims and Defamation Claims and is involved in Research, Pre-Action Protocol
Letters, Court Pleadings, Witness Statements, Court Appearances at Case Management
Conferences, Pre-Trial Reviews and Trials as Instructing Attorney along with Counsel.