Area of Practice & Background
Annamaria practices civil litigation with a primary focus on family law. She is dedicated to delivering exceptional service and assisting clients during a transitional and often difficult period in their lives. She is committed to finding cost-effective and creative solutions that meet the individual needs of her clients.
Annamaria is a passionate family law advocate and was one of three law school candidates selected to complete an esteemed family law clerkship at the Ontario Court of Justice – namely, clerking for the Honourable Mr. Justice Barry Tobin (also the co-author of McCleod’s Ontario Annotated Family Law Rules). She was also chosen to participate in the Walsh National Family Law Moot at the Ontario Court of Appeal. Annamaria articled at a large Toronto law firm that was ranked as a top ten regional law firm by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.
Annamaria holds a B.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies from Collège Universitaire Glendon (York University) and completed her Masters coursework through the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University. She earned her Juris Doctor from the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor. With a view to providing alternative options to court, Annamaria recently completed the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training and is certified as a collaborative family law practioner.
Annamaria is fluent in Italian and French. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her language skills including the Lions Club International French Public Speaking Award and the American Association of Teachers of Italian Award. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Annamaria spent a summer abroad and studied at the University of Bologna in Italy. She also received the York University International Mobility Award. Annamaria has spent several summers in Italy as an assistant teacher and supervisor with the Centro Scuola e Cultura Italiana high school exchange program.
Annamaria maintains her commitment to volunteerism as a mentor to youth and strong supporter of various organizations such as Camp Oochigeas and the Parkinson Society of Canada. She is the President and Chair of the La Rocca Memorial Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth and promoting community enrichment.