Recognized since 2022
Labour and Employment Law
Personal Injury Litigation
Anthony has been practicing Civil Litigation for almost three decades. He was voted 2023 Lawyer of the Year by his peers in the internationally acclaimed Best Lawyers ™ in the areas of Labour and Employment for Windsor/London Ontario. He has been recognized as one of the best lawyers in Canada by Best Lawyers ™ since 2022 in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation as well as Labour and Employment Litigation.
Anthony is the senior partner the firm he started in March 2009 after practicing in other large firms. He is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, the Essex Law Association, The Writer’s Guild of Canada, as well as The Society of Authors, Composers, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN). He has been an invited guest lecturer and presenter for associations such as the Law Society of Upper Canada, The Advocates Society, the University of Windsor, and the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (2006 Fall Conference, 2008 Spring Conference). He has also taught the Bar Admission Course Civil Litigation Section for the Law Society of Upper Canada and acts as a Mentor for the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association.
In 2004, Anthony achieved a rare designation was certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a Specialist in Civil Litigation. He has maintained that certification continuously to the present. According to the Law Society of Upper Ontario: “Lawyers who are Law Society Certified Specialists have the experience and credentials to meet your legal needs. Certified Specialists are recognized and experienced lawyers who have met the highest standards of competence and professionalism.”
International Advisory Experts 2021 Award Winner for Canada in Civil Litigation. In 2021, Anthony was chosen by the globally recognized network International Advisory Experts as being their award recipient for all of Canada in the area of Civil Litigation.
Lawyer's Daily Published Articles
Anthony has been called upon by the LexisNexis The Lawyer's Daily to contribute articles to the publication. He has had several articles published in recent years including:
"The Slow but welcome extinction of harassment dinosaurs"
"Tipping the scales in court"
"The case of the surreptitious employee: After-acquired cause"
"They call me Columbo: Psychology of negotiation and litigation"
Leading and Cutting-Edge Cases -Tort Law
Anthony has acted as counsel in several high-profile cases in Ontario and practices in the Court of Appeal as well. Anthony has acted as counsel in many cutting-edge cases. In 1998, he sued a local municipal township for the wrongful death of a local teenager in 1998 which acted as the catalyst for sidewalks and streetlights being constructed in Lasalle, Ontario.
In 2005, Anthony pushed the envelope of Tort Law and in particular the area of Nervous Shock/Product Liability when he successfully sued an international water company Culligan for damages resulting from the existence of a fly in a bottle of water; The case was heard by the Court of Appeal for Ontario as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. The case expanded the area of nervous shock and is taught in Law Schools and High Schools throughout Canada.
In 2005 Anthony again pushed the envelope of Employment and Wrongful Dismissal Law when he obtained a judgment against an international company, Flex N Gate, for damages resulting from Wrongful Dismissal of his client. The judgment was unique in that both Punitive and Aggravated Damages were awarded in a wrongful dismissal case in addition to Damages awarded pursuant to the principles in the Supreme Court of Canada decision in Wallace v. United Grain Growers Ltd.;
In addition to his busy practice, he also has taught the Civil Litigation section for the Bar Admission Course for the Law Society of Upper Canada and lectured at the University of Windsor as a guest lecturer in Civil Trial Advocacy and Jury Addresses.
Entertainment/Literary Works and Film
Anthony has a separate and distinct career which he maintains in addition to his illustrious law practice. Prior to entering law, Anthony became an accomplished musician and excelled in electric and classical guitar. He has been a member of The Society of Authors, Composers, and Music Publishers of Canada (Socan) since 1987 and continues to be active in the entertainment industry. He is a guitarist, singer, songwriter, and musician of the highest caliber who funded his education through his performances. He has written and recorded numerous songs and in particular wrote and recorded the commercial for The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation called “The Breath of Life”. He is the President of Calabrese Productions Inc. based in Ontario, Canada which promotes and produces live acts in North America.
Anthony also manages, writes for, produces, promotes and tours internationally acclaimed Australian Comedian, Joe Avati throughout North America. Anthony has produced the following shows for Joe Avati and has toured throughout North America since 2001 to the present: Joe Avati Live! (2001/2002), The Italian Comedy Festival (2003), Joe Avati Live Can/USA Tour; (2004), Joe Avati Live USA (2006), Joe Avati Live in Canada (2008), Joe Avati Live & Unplugatto (2012), Joe Avati Back 2 Basics Tour (2015), Joe Avati- A Night in Blue Fundraiser Sick Kids Hospital Toronto (2016) Joe Avati – Make A Wish Fundraiser Toronto (2017), Joe Avati 20/20 Vision Tour (2018-2020);
He was chosen by Neal Schon of the rock super groups Santana and Journey to write a Biographical book of the famed Journey guitarist (and former Santana guitarist). He has toured with Journey for over a decade and interviewed some of the biggest artists for the biography including Carlos Santana, Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Joe Satriani, etc. Anthony was also chosen by Gregg Rolie, the founding member, lead singer and keyboardist of Santana, Journey, the Gregg Rolie Band, (and currently in the Ringo Starr All Star Band) to co-write Gregg’s life story.
Anthony is also a member of the esteemed Writer’s Guild of Canada. He is under contract with the prestigious film company and distributor Equinoxe Films. He has completed the screenplay for a feature film and also has development in progress for a legal based comedy for Equinoxe.
- 3630 Rhodes Drive
Windsor, ON N8W 5A4
- University of Windsor, Bachelor of Arts, graduated 1986
- University of Windsor, Bachelor of Education, graduated 1987
- University of Windsor, Ontario Teacher's Certificate, graduated 1987
- University of Windsor, Criminology and Criminal Justice, graduated 1989
- University of Windsor, Bachelor of Laws, graduated 1992
- University of Windsor, Juris Doctor, graduated 2013
- Ontario, 1994
- Essex Law Assoication - Member
- Law Society of Ontario - Barrister and Solicitor
- Law Society of Ontario - Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation
- Ontario Trial Lawyers Association - Mentor
- Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada - Member
- Writer's Guild of Canada - Member Writer
- Labour and Employment Law, London/Windsor, Canada (2023)
- Labour and Employment Law
- Personal Injury Litigation
Lawyer of the Year - Civil Litigation
International Advisory Experts 2021 Award
2021 Bronze Award for Personal Injury Law
Community Votes Windsor
Best Law Firm in Windsor/Essex Ontario Canada 2019
As Voted by Readers of the Windsor Star
- Recognized in the internationally acclaimed Best Lawyers ™ as one of the Best Lawyers in Canada for Personal Injury and Labour and Employment Law since 2022
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