Adrienne Smith

Tel: (416) 203-2899, x. 34


Immigration & Refugee Lawyer

Immigration & Refugee Lawyer, Adrienne Smith is a founding partner with Battista Smith Migration Law Group, a Canadian Immigration law firm .



Adrienne has a full-service legal practice with expertise in litigation and administrative appeals. Her legal experience is concentrated in matters before Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Federal Court and the Immigration and Refugee Board.

She regularly represents clients with all types of permanent and temporary applications to Canada, including medical and criminal inadmissibility issues, sponsorship applications and appeals, refugee claims and appeals, Federal Court applications, humanitarian and compassionate applications,  study and visitor visas, and detention reviews.


Adrienne has been invited as an expert to speak on medical inadmissibility before Canada’s House of Commons Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration, which monitor’s federal immigration policies.


She is an Instructor in the University of British Columbia’s Continuing Education Program and has been invited to speak as a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law and York University’s Centre for Refugee Studies.

Adrienne has a law degree (J.D.) from the University of Ottawa, Master of Arts (M.A.) in Immigration and Settlement Studies from Ryerson University and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from McGill University. She is the recipient of the Public Interest Law Fellowship in National Security Law. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she previously served as a Policy Advisor at Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

She has been sought out for her expertise in relation to immigration stories, and has been interviewed or cited by international and Canadian media, including: BBC World News, The Guardian, Fox News, Global News, CBC, Toronto Life, and the Toronto Star.

Adrienne is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Bar Association, and Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers.


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