We advocate for Ontario’s Occupational Therapists.

No matter how prickly the situation.

Being accused of professional misconduct can have serious implications on your professional reputation and your ability to continue practicing as an occupational therapist.

Carina Lentsch is a health lawyer with over a decade of experience. She helps Ontario occupational therapists respond to complaints and investigations before the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO), and advocates for OTs facing a hearing before the COTO’s Discipline Committee and Fitness to Practice Committee.

Carina and her team know how to respond to false allegations. We also understand that mistakes can happen and advocate for our clients to help minimize the consequences and potential costs associated with disciplinary action.

Facing an investigation or discipline hearing can be very stressful. We take pride in helping our clients navigate the regulatory process confidently to achieve the best possible outcome. Find out how we can help you.

We defend OTs against all types of allegations including:

  • Breaches of COTO Professional Standards

  • Privacy and Confidentiality Breaches

  • Billing and Insurance Fraud Allegations

  • Marketing and Advertising

  • Boundary Violations and Sexual Abuse

  • Incapacity Inquiries and Hearing (Fitness to Practice)

  • Discrimination and Human Rights Violations

  • Wrongful Dismissal Claims

We appear before:

  • the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (COTO)
  • the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board (HPRB)
  • Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC)
  • the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Canada (IPCC)
  • the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO)
  • the Ontario Superior Court (ONSC)
  • the Divisional Court
  • the Court of Appeal for Ontario (ONCA)

Why choose us?


Before launching her own firm, Carina worked for a large national firm and boutique litigation firms in Toronto and learned from leading lawyers in the field.


Carina has been a trusted counsel to many professionals, public organizations, as well as large and small companies for over a decade.


We know life is busy. Save time with virtual meetings. Carina will meet you by videoconference wherever you are located.

Competitive Rates

Pay for quality legal advice, not an expensive boardroom. Operating virtually helps us keep overhead in check and pass savings on to you.

Are you facing a complaint, investigation, or hearing before the COTO? Find out how we can help.

Carina Lentsch ACL Law

Carina Lentsch, principal of ACL Law, is an experienced Ontario litigation lawyer. She has devoted her legal career to assisting and representing professionals at all career stages – in College and regulatory proceedings, privacy complaints, human rights claims, as well as malpractice and civil litigation. She is a compassionate advocate devoted to excellence and client service.

“Carina is truly a heart-centered, compassionate person and is as knowledgeable and professional as she is caring. Working with her alleviated the stress that comes with any legal matter for professionals, especially where reputation is important. Her pricing reflects her true desire to help professionals and makes excellent legal help within financial reach. I highly recommend ACL LAW and Carina Lentsch with 5 GOLD STARS to every single client centered professional.”
Laci, RMT - Niagara, ON
“Carina is an excellent listener, with knowledge, experience and commits to work with you from start to the end. She has integrity.”
Pharmacist, Brampton
“Efficient communication and high-quality service. For sure I would recommend Carina to any healthcare provider. 5 stars for excellent work, thorough analysis, and workable solutions. Thank you so much Carina!”
Richard, RMT - Toronto, ON
“Carina was extremely knowledgeable and understanding. She took the time to answer and thoroughly explained everything she could within her knowledge. Would highly recommend her to anyone in need of legal help for privacy and confidentiality for nurses.”
Nursing student, Ottawa
“Carina was very knowledgeable, informative, well-spoken and provided important clarifications which helped reduce my anxiety over possible outcomes.”

Carina Lentsch specializes in defending regulated health professionals.

Facing a College complaint, investigation, or discipline hearing can be very stressful. You may be worried about your reputation, your license, and your future.

We make navigating the process easy and advocate for you to achieve the best possible outcome.