Luisa’s practice encompasses a wide variety of areas, including administrative law; professional regulation; and general civil and commercial litigation. Prior to joining Stockwoods in 2001, Luisa clerked for the Divisional Court, General Division, Ontario Court of Justice in Toronto. Luisa has been a member of the Firm’s management committee since 2008 and became Managing Partner in 2018. She is an adjunct professor for the Trial Practice Course at Osgoode Hall Law School and a team leader for the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program (“ITAW”).
Luisa has been involved in three judicial inquiries, including serving as co-counsel to the Office of the Chief Coroner in the Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology (the “Goudge Inquiry”), counsel for the North York General Hospital nurses during the SARS review, counsel for Peter McCallion in the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry, and counsel to the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario in the Elliot Lake Inquiry.
In 2013, Luisa was appointed by former Chief Justice Warren Winkler to act as court monitor in the administration of two pan-Canadian settlements involving the tainted blood scandal, as well as the settlement involving water contamination in Walkerton, Ontario.
In February 2016, Luisa received an Order-in-Council appointment as a part-time member of the Licence Appeal Tribunal, Fire Safety Commission and the Animal Care Review Board. In that role, she has conducted a number of hearings and case conferences.
Luisa is counsel for the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sports and has appeared on a number of anti-doping cases over the last several years. In addition, Luisa acts for students facing academic and non-academic related charges at secondary and post-secondary institutions throughout the Province.
Updated July 2022