Yola Ventresca

Partner, Lerners LLP

Law, Litigation, Health law, Professional regulation, Physician regulation, Medical negligence, Medical malpractice, Class actions, Commercial litigation, Women and law



Yola Ventresca has a broad litigation practice at Lerners LLP in London, Ontario, where she is an equity partner. In 2017, she was named a "Lexpert Rising Star" - a leading Canadian lawyer under 40. She is also included in Lexpert's 2018 Guide to Leading Canadian Lawyers. Ventresca's practice is focused on three areas. She acts on medical defence cases, where she assists regulated health professionals in resolving a variety of issues with their regulators and in defending against civil actions. She acts in complex areas, including sexual abuse, compromised infant cases and privacy breaches. She is one of two partners at Lerners appointed to a small group to advise on medical assistance in dying. She also acts on administrative/labour law matters and on plaintiff class actions. She is the Chair of the St. Joseph’s Hospice Handbags for Hospice Committee. She leads Lerners’ Shoebox Project for Shelters effort and is a Board Member of the McCormick Care Group, which is dedicated to dementia care. Ventresca is a Member of the Children’s Health Foundation Magical Winter Ball Committee.


  • Law
  • Litigation
  • Health law
  • Professional regulation
  • Physician regulation
  • Medical negligence
  • Medical malpractice
  • Class actions
  • Commercial litigation
  • Women and law