Andrew Evangelista
Principal

Andrew Evangelista

Andrew is the Founding Principal of Evangelista, Barristers & Solicitors.

Andrew was called to the Ontario Bar in 1994. He began his litigation career in a mid-sized litigation firm in downtown Toronto. After achieving success as a partner, Andrew pursued his vision to build a litigation firm that would attract talented litigators who desired challenging litigation and discerning clientele. With this in mind, Andrew founded Evangelista, Barristers and Solicitors in 2001. In the years since its inception, the firm has successfully built a reputation as a leading litigation firm in Ontario.

Andrew's career has involved work on complex litigation. His reputation has allowed him to develop an extensive list of clients, including Financial and Public Institutions. He has authored articles on various legal topics and he has been a guest lecturer for the Ontario Government. Andrew is one of the leading trial lawyers in Ontario.

Andrew recognizes the importance of contributing to the next generation of lawyers and as a result he has served as President of the Osgoode Law School Alumni Association. He has been Chair for the Osgoode Hall Law School Mentor Program and a member of the Board of Directors for Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni Association. He was asked to sit as Toronto Region Advisor for the Civil Justice Reform Project for the Province of Ontario.

Andrew has appeared before all levels of the Ontario Court, various Tribunals and Boards.

(416) 363-7851
AEvangelista@evangelista.ca


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Andrew has practiced in various areas of litigation including:

  • Civil Litigation - Trials and Appeals
  • International Corporate Risk Management
  • Banking Litigation
  • Insurance Defence Litigation
  • Disability Insurance Litigation
  • Severe Personal Injury Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Punitive Damages / Bad Faith Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage Actions
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Administrative Litigation
  • Envronmental Litigation
  • Municipal Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Fraud
  • Arson
  • Human Rights Litigation
  • Coverage Opinions

Memberships:

  • The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • The Canadian Bar Association
  • The Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers' Association
  • The Advocates' Society
  • The Metropolitan Toronto Trial Lawyers' Association
  • The Defence Research Institute

Lecture / Author Topics:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Trial Procedure
  • Negotiation - ADR
  • Marijuana Grow Operations and Organized Crime
  • Theft of Power
  • Legislative Reform
  • Class Action Defence
  • Punitive Damages Litigation
  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Energy Law
  • Institutional Liability and Risk Management
  • Insurance and Liability Issues
  • Expert Evidence
  • Draft Legislation on behalf of the Electricty Distributors Association
  • Lecturer at the Green Tide Summit, hosted by Government of Ontario and the Ontario Police Chiefs Association
Energy and Power

Advocacy and litigation services to energy corporations and municipalities throughout Ontario

Insurers

Our current relationships include providing coverage counsel, litigation defence, subrogation recovery, et cetera

Municipalities

Working closely with municipal administrators, we provide services for a wide array of matters

Financial Institutions

Our services have focused on both national and international banking matters