THE TEAM

CARLOS DA CRUZ, CD

PARTNER

Carlos Da Cruz is an experienced lawyer who has studied law in Canada, Australia, and the United States. Having witnessed abuses of state power has motivated him to become a lawyer. While clients and their goals are diverse, Carlos forms a special bond with each client. This cultivation of professional relationships with his clients is what helps separate Carlos from the sea of lawyers. He is a beacon of hope for those who find themselves embroiled in the legal system whether it be criminal, family or civil law issues - Carlos is there to help.

 

Carlos has also served for nearly two decades in the Canadian Armed Forces, and he currently serves in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve as a Legal Officer with the Office of the Judge Advocate General. In that role he continues to serve this great country by defending soldiers accused of various military offences. He has been instrumental in illuminating various points of vulnerability of the legal system. 

 

Carlos is an expert litigator. In criminal law, Carlos has received the same training as police do with respect to breathalyzer and drug recognition evaluation - something only few lawyers have. He is a zealous and effective advocate, whether in the courtroom or in the boardroom. In his spare time Carlos enjoys spending time outdoors and quality time with his family.

daniel p. sommers

PARTNER

Daniel Sommers is a problem solver who is passionate about resolving legal issues. He has focused his practice on various aspects of litigation since he was called to the Bar and has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as the Federal Court of Canada. His passion for the law is evidenced by his agile and asymmetric approach to protecting his clients. 

In addition to running Da Cruz - Sommers LLP, Daniel has served in the Canadian Army Reserve as an armour officer and infantry officer, and currently serves as a reserve legal officer with the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG), fearlessly defending clients at courts martial.

He is an active volunteer, having worked at the executive level of a Federal riding association, and as editor in a national section of the Canadian Bar Association. He also regularly lectures on civil liberties at women's shelters and new immigrant community groups. In addition, he frequently volunteers to help the homeless, as well as Canadian military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

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FAMILY LAW
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Civil Litigation
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CRIMINAL DEFENCE
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Alternative Dispute Resolution 
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Appeals
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