A Boutique Litigation Law Firm

Da Cruz Sommers LLP

Family Law | Criminal Defence | Civil Litigation 

Courage. Ingenuity. Care.

We are a boutique litigation law firm focused on helping individuals and organizations fight and defend civil actions, family law matters, and criminal charges.

 

We are your trusted advisers, protecting your interests, and giving you peace of mind no matter what issues may arise.

 
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ABOUT

Our boutique litigation firm is resource-rich and committed to achieving our clients’ goals in the areas of family law, criminal defence, and civil litigation. We are your trusted advisers, protecting your interests, and giving you peace of mind no matter what issues may arise.

 

We have a loyal client base that recognizes the skill, attentiveness, prudence and sensitivity that our lawyers employ during the resolution of our clients' legal matters. We deliver large-firm quality and results with the personal attention and cost-effective service of a boutique firm. We employ leading legal technology to improve your experience, streamline procedures, and curb unnecessary spending. Our technology employs industry-leading encryption and data protection to help ensure your sensitive information is kept safe.

 

We have earned our chops in the courtroom - an adversarial environment, requiring a deep understanding of our client’s matter, adaptation to changing circumstances, methodical witness examination, and crafting convincing legal arguments to achieve the best result for our client. This experience drives our advice.

 

Our advice has been battle tested, so you know it is effective. We bring a warrior ethos to the practise of law, cultivated from decades of experience with the Canadian Armed Forces. As a veteran-owned law firm, we take great pride in helping our fellow Canadians achieve their legal objectives. 

Should you have any questions or would like to schedule a no-obligation consultation, please contact us and we will be happy to schedule an appointment. 

Da Cruz Sommers LLP is a veteran owned business

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SERVICES

At Da Cruz Sommers LLP, we believe that access to good legal services means making good legal services accessible. Simple. This is a central tenet to our practice and is what helps us stand out from the competition.

At Da Cruz Sommers LLP, we believe that access to good legal services means making good legal services accessible. Simple.

 

This is a central tenet to our practice and is what helps us stand out from the competition.

As a dedicated boutique litigation firm, we provide services across the full spectrum of these core areas:

Family Law
Criminal Defence
Civil Litigation 

Looking to avoid going to court?

We also have particular experience in alternative dispute resolution methods. 

WHY US?

Our trial advocacy is a sought after skill set. While a large percentage of criminal matters plead out, an even greater number of civil litigation and family law matters settle without going to trial. Criminal defence lawyers generally have far greater contested hearing and trial experience than litigators in other areas of law.

 

Recognizing this, our approach has always been twofold: 

 

  1. We have leveraged the greater trial and contested hearing experience our criminal law practice gives us to great effect in the civil litigation and family law spheres; and

 

  1. As a result, we have never been reluctant to take matters to trial where it is in our clients’ best interest.

 

The fact is that trial advocacy is a perishable skill. The less of it one has, and how infrequently one practises it, results in a lesser ability to ascertain whether one should take a matter to trial instead of pleading out or settling.

 

This lack of experience also lowers a lawyer’s confidence in winning at trial, sometimes resulting in counsel advising his client to throw in the towel rather than fighting a fight which can be won.

 

Put simply, the more time you have on the field of battle, the more confident you will be in your ability to win the fight. We have that time on the legal battlefield, many lawyers do not.

 

We have earned our chops in the courtroom - an adversarial environment, requiring a deep understanding of our client’s matter, adaptation to changing circumstances, methodical witness examination, and crafting convincing legal arguments to achieve the best result for our client. This experience drives our advice.

We offer fair and comprehensive fees that we review in a simple and direct way with you. In all cases fees and disbursements are fully discussed and reduced to writing . Contact us now for your free 30 minute consultation.

 

We also offer convenient locations across Toronto and the GTA which can be accessed 24/7 and are conveniently located close to public transit routes.

 

To compliment this, we offer flexible meeting options to suit your needs such as virtual, telephone, and in-person appointments  (note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are limiting in-person consultations). In appropriate cases, our lawyers can come to you.

 

Please contact us to discuss how we can assist you with your legal needs.

Referring Lawyers

Are you looking for a dedicated team to solve your client's needs? 

THE TEAM 

Associates:

James MacMillan 

james@dcsllp.com

Michael Alexander

michael@dcsllp.com

(currently on leave of absence)

Chantalle Sawision

chantalle@dcsllp.com

Diana Mansour

diana@dcsllp.com

*All lawyers at Da Cruz Sommers LLP

practise in association.

Clerks:

Connie G. (Corporate litigation)

Christine N. (General litigation)

Kathryn P. (General litigation)

 
 

CONTACT

Book a free consultation

For more information or to arrange your free consultation please contact us. 

Contact Us

Send us a message here for more info or to set up your free consultation. We will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Head Office

700-1235 Bay St, 

Toronto, ON

M5R 3K4

Secondary Office

65 Queen St. W. Suite 600 Toronto, ON,

M5H 2M5

CARLOS DA CRUZ

PARTNER

DANIEL P. SOMMERS

PARTNER