Clients have confidence in Giovanna’s ability to handle their sensitive, high-stakes claims with dignity, respect and discretion. She is proactive and thoroughly assesses cases at the outset so that her clients can realistically determine risk and implement the appropriate strategies to resolve their matter quickly and efficiently.
Giovanna’s litigation practice focuses on defending claims of sexual assault, professional negligence, malicious prosecution, wrongful arrest, negligent investigation, and defamation for a variety of public authorities and private corporations.
Giovanna’s litigation expertise includes over 20 years’ experience in defending institutional sexual assault and abuse claims on behalf of religious, educational and psychiatric institutions as well as child welfare organizations. She also acts for children's aid societies with respect to claims of professional and regulatory negligence. She has worked on a number of class actions over the years and is currently lead counsel defending a class action related to sexual abuse of indigenous class members.
Giovanna has successfully litigated cases before all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal.