Anthony Giannotti

Anthony Giannotti


Beluli Giannotti LLP

Recognized since 2022

Windsor, Ontario

Practice Areas

Labour and Employment Law

Personal Injury Litigation

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Anthony is the senior partner of Beluli Giannotti LLP in Windsor Ontario a boutique 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.

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.

Recognized in Best Lawyers ™Anthony was recognized by his peers in the internationally acclaimed Best Lawyers ™ in its 2022 edition as being one of the best lawyers in Canada in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation as well as Labour and Employment 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.

Employment Law

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: a) Joe Avati Live! (2001/2002)b) The Italian Comedy Festival (2003)c) Joe Avati Live Can/USA Tour; (2004)d) Joe Avati Live USA (2006)e) Joe Avati Live in Canada (2008)f) Joe Avati Live & Unplugatto (2012)g) Joe Avati Back 2 Basics Tour (2015)h) Joe Avati- A Night in Blue Fundraiser Sick Kids Hospital Toronto (2016)i) Joe Avati – Make A Wish Fundraiser Toronto (2017)j) Joe Avati 20/20 Vision Tour (2018-2020);

Rock Biographies

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. The biography is due to be released in the future. In 2020, 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 write Gregg’s life story.

Writer’s Guild

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 as well. Anthony continues to actively practice civil litigation in Windsor Ontario in addition to expressing his artistic talents through music, book writing, and movie writing.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 3630 Rhodes Drive
    Windsor, ON N8W 5A4
    Canada

Languages

  • English

Education

  • 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

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 1994

Affiliations

  • 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

Beluli Giannotti LLP
Windsor, Ontario

1 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 for work in:

  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Personal Injury Litigation

Awards:

  • Lawyer of the Year - Civil Litigation International Advisory Experts 2021 Award
  • 2021 Bronze Award for Personal Injury LawCommunity Votes Windsor
  • Best Law Firm in Windsor/Essex Ontario Canada 2019As Voted by Readers of the Windsor Star

507656 N.B. Inc. v. Lafond 2000

CarswellOnt 5105 38 R.P.R. (3d) 113 Ontario Superior Court of Justice December 6, 2000 Docket: 99-GD-46342 Subject: Property Limitation of actions --- Real property -- Adverse possession -- Possession -- Continuous -- Successive occupants

Accucaps Industries Ltd. v. Stedin International Inc.

2000 CarswellOnt 276 Ontario Superior Court of Justice January 24, 2000 Docket: 95-GD-32669 Subject: Contracts; Corporate and Commercial Contracts --- Performance or breach -- Breach -- General. Trade and commerce --- Trade secrets and confidential information – Employees

Bertoia v. McKenzie Investments and Leasehold Ltd.

2010 ONCA 664 (Court of Appeal for Ontario)-Beneficiary of the trust

Bouma v. Flex-N-Gate Canada Co.

2005 CarswellOnt 1263 40 C.C.E.L. (3d) 2 Ontario Superior Court of Justice April 4, 2005 Docket: 02-GD-53415 Subject: Wrongful Dismissal; Wallace Damages; Civil Practice and Procedure; Labour and Employment; Judgments and orders -- Construction and interpretation

Francis v. Great Northern Hydroponics

2017 HRTO 336 (CanLii)-Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario — proceeding — repatriated — shaping the parties expectation — termination of her employment — seasonal

Francis v. Great Northern Hydroponics

2015 HRTO 1175 (CanLII) — Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario — Ontario
Temporary Foreign Workers

Indcom Leasing Inc v Economy Lube Mississauga #2 Inc

2014 CanLII 50236 (ON SCSM) – Exclusive Jurisdiction Clause; Rules of Civil Procedure; Forum;

James Joseph Morrison Management Ltd. v. Dofasco Inc.

1997 CarswellOnt 1256 26 O.T.C. 336, 34 C.P.C. (4th) 309, [1997] O.J. No. 1083 Ontario Court of Justice, General Division March 11, 1997 Docket: Windsor 92-GD-20032 Subject: Civil Practice and Procedure; Insolvency; Corporate and Commercial Practice --- Trials -- Place of trial -- Application for change of venue -- Grounds for change of venue

Messrs. Corrent & Macri, LLP v. Pillette Transfer Station Ltd.

2006 CarswellOnt 887 Ontario Superior Court of Justice February 16, 2006 Docket: 05-CV-5089 Subject: Public; Civil Practice and Procedure Professions and occupations --- Barristers and solicitors -- Fees -- Agreements for fees -- Existence of agreement

Mustapha v. Culligan of Canada Ltd.

2006 CarswellOnt 2385 39 C.C.L.T. (3d) 8 Ontario Superior Court of Justice April 19, 2006 Docket: 03-CV-27CM Subject: Personal Injury; Nervous Shock; Torts; Civil Practice and Procedure Negligence

Mustapha v. Culligan of Canada Ltd.

2005 CarswellOnt 1456 32 C.C.L.T. (3d) 123 Ontario Superior Court of Justice April 7, 2005 Docket: 03-CV-27CM Subject: Torts; Civil Practice and Procedure Negligence --- General principles -- Causation -- Mental and Nervous Shock

P.R. Mold & Tools Inc. v. Corrado

1995 CarswellOnt 745; Ontario General Division; May 2, 1995; Docket: Doc. Simcoe 95-GD-31863; Subject: Anton Pillar Orders; Injunctions Civil Practice and Procedure

Plasponics Ltd. v. Bernard Mould Ltd.

2007 CarswellOnt 3265 Ontario Superior Court of Justice May 25, 2007 Docket: 06-CV-7635CM Subject: Corporate and Commercial; Civil Practice and Procedure; Contracts Alternative dispute resolution. Contracts

Rivait v. Monforton

2005 CarswellOnt 5898 Ontario Superior Court of Justice November 1, 2005 Docket: 99-GD-47221 Subject: Public; Civil Practice and Procedure; Torts Professions and occupations --- Barristers and solicitors -- Negligence -- In conduct of action – Miscellaneous

Sidhu v. Kooner

1997 CarswellOnt 3137 Ontario Court of Justice (General Division) August 13, 1997 Docket: Sault Ste. Marie 95-GD-33816 Subject: Corporate and Commercial

Sidhu v. Kooner

1998 CarswellOnt 5049 Ontario Court of Appeal December 18, 1998 Docket: CA M23190 Subject: Corporate and Commercial; Civil Practice and Procedure

Sidhu v. Kooner

1998 CarswellOnt 5088 Ontario Court of Justice (General Division) August 26, 1998 Docket: Sault Ste. Marie 95-GD-33816 Subject: Corporate and Commercial

Sidhu v. Kooner

1999 CarswellOnt 2217 Ontario Court of Appeal July 22, 1999 Docket: CA C31270 Subject: Civil Practice and Procedure Practice --- Costs -- Appeals as to costs – General

Tannous v. Donaghue

1998 CarswellOnt 2362 Ontario Court of Appeal June 8, 1998 Docket: CA C23447, C23375 Subject: Labour and Employment

Village Grove Corp. v. Collins

1996 CarswellOnt 539; 1 R.P.R. (3d) 103; Ontario Court of Justice (General Division); February 15, 1996; Docket: Doc. Windsor 94-GD-29999;

Wu v. Gore Mutual Insurance Co.

(2009) Ontario Superior Court of Justice Carswell 7577 Subject: Insurance- Fire Loss – Policy Interpretation;

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