Our Team 2021-10-01T16:53:24+00:00

OUR TEAM

The D’Alessio Romero Law Firm Team prides itself in enabling injured victims and their families to obtain access to the justice system and obtaining maximum compensation and benefits. Our dedicated team of professionals is here to assist you in every step of your claim and to protect your legal rights. Once you retain us, we will deal with the insurance companies directly. This will allow you to focus on your treatment and recovery. 

If you or a loved one has been injured, please contact us for a free consultation. If you are unable to attend at our office, we will visit you at a convenient location.    Pay no legal fees until you get paid.

ELIO D’ALESSIO

FOUNDING PARTNER

Elio is a founding partner of D’Alessio Romero Law Firm. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree in Economics from York University, earned his law degree from The University of Manchester School of Law, attended The University of Toronto Faculty of Law and is a member in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.

Elio’s practice is devoted to family law, wills and estates, serious personal injury claims (motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls) and denials of short-term and long-term disability claims.

Elio’s clients benefit from his ability to represent them in all levels of court and tribunals by focusing on providing them with exceptional legal representation in a proficient, cost-effective and compassionate manner.

Elio is a proud member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), speaks fluent Italian and in his spare time enjoys travelling with his family, playing ice hockey, golf, scuba diving and cycling.

ROBERT H. ROMERO

MANAGING PARTNER

A founding partner of D’Alessio Romero Law Firm, Robert successfully represented his clients charged under the Provincial Offences Act and Canadian Criminal Code (summary conviction offences) in the Province of Ontario from 1992 to 1995.  Thereafter, Robert developed a passion for helping accident victims receive all  reasonable and necessary medical and rehabilitation treatment along with fair compensation for their injuries and losses.

Robert has become a well-respected, experienced and skilled negotiator, who vigorously advocates on behalf of his clients’ claims with respect to Motor Vehicle Accidents, Slip and Falls, Canada Pension Disability Appeals, and Short-Term or Long-Term Disability Benefits.

Robert’s main area of practice pertains to Statutory Accident Benefits’ claims, representing his clients at proceedings before the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT), an adjudicative tribunal that is part of the Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario (SLASTO).  As a P1 Paralegal Licensee, in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario, Robert is legally licensed and experienced to provide legal services in Ontario. Robert’s high level of commitment, dedication, professionalism and energy transcends into his work and the successful representation of his clients.

Robert is also a Notary Public (Ontario) and successfully completed the Family Mediation Training Program through Riverdale Mediation Inc.

Robert and his partners are members of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA) and fully support OTLA’s objectives and initiates to improve Access to Justice across Ontario and to promote and lobby for full and fair protection of the rights of those who have suffered injury and losses.

JAMES M. GALAN

PARTNER

Mr. Galan is a courtroom litigator who provides fair, aggressive and professional representation to individuals who are injured by the negligence of others.  He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients.

Mr. Galan’s practice focuses primarily on injury insurance claims, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall injuries, long-term disability claims.  He is responsible for the firm’s employment law division.

Mr. Galan was awarded the Ontario Scholar Award by the Province of Ontario, prior to obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus.  He studied Spanish at the University of Malaga and the University of Havana.  He obtained a United States and Canadian Law degree at Michigan State University, College of Law and University of Ottawa Law School. At Michigan State University, he was awarded the Jurisprudence Achievement Award for that school’s Competitive Negotiation Class.

Mr. Galan appeared at hundreds of Superior Court matters. He regularly appears at contested and uncontested motions, including the Court of Appeal and as lead counsel at a personal injury Jury Trial. Among his achievements, he won against an insurance company that tried to prevent his client from obtaining compensation when his client was injured outside Canada (Iglesias v. Brown, 2009 CanLII 41360 (ON SC)). The Court ordered the Insurance company to pay the plaintiff’s costs. He won against an insurance company that attempted to transfer his clients’ cases to another jurisdiction to obtain a tactical advantage. The Court ordered the Insurance company to pay Mr. Galan’s costs (Chen et al. v. Ji, 2013 ONSC 7408). He won against an insurance company that attempted to prejudice his clients’ right to a fair trial (Guo v. Ji, 2013 ONSC 7684 (CanLII). The Court ordered the Insurance company to pay Mr. Galan’s costs. Mr. Galan’s firm won against a Defendant that improperly delayed his client’s case for compensation (Duong et. al. v. Lopez, CV-11-428239).  The Court ordered the Defendant to pay Mr. Galan’s costs. Mr. Galan’s firm won another motion where his firm secured a $3,500 cost award against a defendant insurer. Mr. Galan has also won his seventh consecutive Tribunal Hearing.  The D’Alessio Romero trial team was successful as an Intervenor when an Insurer sought to potentially prejudice our client at trial (Aviva v. Wawanesa, 2018 ONSC 5779).  The Court ordered costs against the Insurer (Aviva v. Wawanesa, 2018 ONSC 7030).   On April 2019, the D’Alessio Romero trial team was successful again when the Court awarded the Plaintiff costs against a self-insured defendant for improperly refusing questions at examination for discovery.

Recent Victories:

  • Mr. Galan litigated a client’s Chronic Pain case resulting in a $670,000+ victory.
  • Mr. Galan litigated a client’s case resulting in a $740,000+ victory.
  • Mr. Galan litigated a client’s case resulting in a $1,750,000 victory.  The client sustained chronic pain and a concussion as a result of a motor vehicle collision.
  • Mr. Galan litigated a client’s case resulting in a $1,250,000 victory.  The client sustained chronic pain and psychological injuries as a result of a motor vehicle collision.
  • Mr. Galan litigated a client’s case resulting in a Seven figure victory.  The client sustained chronic pain and a concussion as a result of a motor vehicle collision.
  • Mr. Galan litigated a client’s case resulting in a $1,075,000 victory days before an Arbitration.  The client sustained a possible conversion disorder as a result of a motor vehicle collision.
  • Mr. Galan litigated a client’s case resulting in an $875,000 victory.  The client sustained psychological injuries and chronic pain as a result of a motor vehicle collision.
  • Mr. Galan litigated a client’s case resulting in a $660,000 victory.  The client sustained orthopaedic injuries and chronic pain as a result of a motor vehicle collision.
  • Mr. Galan litigated a client’s case resulting in a $570,000 victory for a client who sustained orthopaedic injuries and chronic pain as a result of a motor vehicle collision.
  • Mr. Galan litigated a client’s case resulting in a $425,000 victory.  The elderly client sustained chronic pain and psychological disorders as a result of a motor vehicle collision.
  • Mr. Galan litigated a client’s case resulting in a $377,000 victory.  The client sustained chronic pain as a result of a motor vehicle collision.
*Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.

FAMILY LAW COUNSEL:  GIOVANNA S. CACCIOLA, B.E.S. (HONS.), LL.B.

LAWYER – PRACTISING IN AFFILIATION

EXPERIENCE AND APPROACH:

Giovanna is a lawyer with a sole and dedicated focus on Family Law.

Giovanna is the current and active founding partner of Cacciola Family Law located in Richmond Hill, Ontario and is affiliated with D’Alessio Romero Law Firm as Counsel to the firm’s Family Law Department.

With over 14 years’ of experience practicing Family Law, Giovanna represents a wide range of clients dealing with all facets of a marriage or relationship breakdown. Giovanna regularly deals with complex financial issues involving corporations, trusts, and tax issues. Giovanna also has extensive experience dealing with children’s issues, arguably the most important aspect of Family Law.  Giovanna approaches these issues with the utmost of care and consideration for the children’s best interests and how those interests can be met both currently and in the long term.

Giovanna practiced at Epstein Cole, the country’s largest Family Law firm, for over a decade, before deciding to move her practice to the York region.

Giovanna will negotiate, mediate, arbitrate or litigate depending on the specific needs of each client and circumstances of each case.

Giovanna is results oriented, has a strong sense of fairness and justice, and works tirelessly towards resolving her clients’ matters to their satisfaction.

EDUCATION:

Giovanna obtained her law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School after completing an Honours degree in Environmental Studies at York University.  Giovanna was called to the bar in 2004.

MEMBERSHIPS:

Giovanna is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Toronto Lawyers Association, and the Advocates’ Society.

PUBLICATIONS:

Giovanna has authored and assisted with a range of papers and book chapters, as well as researched a number of family law topics, dealing with such issues as: custody and access assessments; matrimonial property; procedure; spousal support; tax issues; mediation and arbitration; criminal matters that overlap with family law matters; estate matters that overlap with family law matters; parallel parenting; same sex marriage; retroactive support; and calculation of income for support purposes. Giovanna also extensively researched the effect of Parent Information Programs on the litigation process in the Family Courts while a student at Osgoode Hall Law School.

LAURA M. SGOTTO

LAWYER – PRACTISING IN ASSOCIATION

Laura works in association with D’Alessio Romero Law Firm.  She obtained her Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree from the University of Toronto and attended Law School at the University of Westminster.  After completing her law degree in the United Kingdom, Laura attended Osgoode Hall Law School and was called to the Ontario Bar.

Her main areas of practice focus on residential and commercial real estate transactions. Before joining D’Alessio Romero Law Firm, Laura gained invaluable experience as a summer student at a well-known Bay Street law firm and completed her articles at a mid-town full service boutique law firm. These experiences have given her insight to areas of Real Estate, Condominium Law and Civil Litigation.  Laura has appeared before Administrative Tribunals and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Small Claims Court.

Laura speaks fluent Italian and in  her spare time, she enjoys traveling, scuba diving and spending time with family.

ANTHONY MATIYA

LAWYER – PRACTISING IN ASSOCIATION

Anthony works in association with D’Alessio Romero Law Firm. He completed his Bachelor of Arts majoring in Political Science and Business from York University and attended The University of Westminster’s Law School where he obtained his law degree.

Anthony has experience in personal injury, occupier’s liability, insurance disputes, and real estate law. He has advocated and appeared at motions and hearings at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Small Claims Court and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.

Anthony brings his experience in motor vehicle accident, slip and fall and long-term disability cases to the firm.  He handles his files with diligence, proficiency and empathy for each of his client’s special needs. Anthony’s skills and broad experience in the area of personal injury litigation are of considerable value to the firm and his clients.

Anthony speaks Arabic fluently and is a member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Canadian Bar association.

RYAN CAESAR

LAWYER

BIO TO FOLLOW…

AHMED MOHAMED

LAWYER

Ahmed returns to D’Alessio Romero Law Firm, as an Associate Lawyer, following his call to the Bar in 2021, and the completion of his articles with the firm.

He obtained his Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree from the University of Guelph and completed his Juris Doctor at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University.

Ahmed’s primary area of practice is civil litigation, with a focus on Plaintiff personal injury claims. He has regularly appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, advocating on behalf of clients who have suffered serious personal injuries.

Prior to joining D’Alessio Romero Law Firm, Ahmed completed a Practice Placement, as part of his law degree, with a boutique law firm in Thunder Bay, Ontario, where he assisted counsel in the preparations for motions and trials.

Outside of the office, Ahmed enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing soccer, and trying new restaurants.

MANDEEP SINGH

STUDENT-AT-LAW

Mandeep is an articling student at D’Alessio Romero. As a law graduate from the Université de Montréal, he is fluent in French, adding to his repertoire of English, Punjabi and Hindi. Previously, having served as an Intelligence Officer in Her Majesty’s Royal Canadian Navy, he seeks to continue protecting the rights of Canadians. He has a keen interest in litigation and access to justice. In his free time, he enjoys cycling and hiking.

STAR DEAK

STUDENT-AT-LAW

Star is a recent Osgoode Hall Law School graduate and holds a Bachelor of Arts from York University. Her passion for the law began at an early age. In high school, she was a co-op student with the Family Law Information Centre providing those in need with information to help navigate family law courts. In law school, Star was an active student working with the Toronto Community Benefits Network with Pro Bono Students Canada. The highlight of her law school career was her time with Parkdale Community Legal Service where she provided marginalized communities with access to justice representing tenants during hearings and mediations at the Landlord and Tenant Board. Star has volunteered extensively travelling to the small village Gambo, Ethiopia to teach English to grade seven students. In 2019, she was elected to the position of Chair of the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada. In her free time, Star likes to travel and has visited countries such as Spain, Italy, Hungary and Jamaica. Her hobbies include preparing lavish dinners for friends and family and attending dance classes.

GILBERT BARQUET

ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT CONTROLLER

STEPHANIE BASCUR

LAW CLERK

YEN CAO

LAW CLERK

AMANDA VILAISAVANH

LAW CLERK

SINI VARGHESE

LAW CLERK

JAPNEET DHALIWAL

RECEPTION