Lawyers

Albertos Polizogopoulos

  • T: (613) 221-5895
  • F: (343) 888-2619
  • E: albertos@acaciagroup.ca

Professional Affiliations:

  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Christian Legal Fellowship
  • Canadian Canon Law Society
  • Rideau Club Board of Directors, Member
  • American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association, Past Vice-President

About

Albertos Polizogopoulos is a founding member of The Acacia Group. His national practice focuses on the areas of constitutional, commercial, and civil litigation. Albertos represents individuals, businesses and corporations, financial institutions, healthcare institutions, universities, political parties and campaigns, insurance companies, churches, and charities. He provides legal and strategic advice to his clients in all matters relating to litigation and liability.

As litigation counsel, Albertos is frequently called upon to address a variety of matters including contract, employment, insurance and human rights disputes, professional malpractice, defamation, tax litigation, and debt recovery and enforcement. In his ecclesiastical law practice, Albertos advises Roman Catholic, Protestant, and other churches, providing counsel on church policies, church discipline and church membership.

An advocate, Albertos has been counsel in many leading constitutional cases and high-profile matters, including more than 10 appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada. He has appeared before various administrative tribunals and courts including the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court of Ontario, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench, the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, the Court of Appeal for Alberta, the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Federal Court of Appeal. Albertos also sits or has sat on the boards of a number of local charities and organizations.

Albertos is regularly retained by other counsel, providing advice and agency services regarding motions and appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada as well as research and opinions on complex legal matters. He is also frequently invited to comment or speak on constitutional and human rights law matters.

A number of his high-profile cases have received widespread media coverage in publications such as the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s Magazine, the Vancouver Sun, the Catholic Register, and the Ottawa Citizen. Albertos has also had commentary featured in media outlets such as the Globe and Mail, CTV News, The Wall Street Journal, Faith Today, and the National Post among others.

Expertise

Details

Practice Areas:

Constitutional and Human Rights Law

Civil and Commercial Litigation

Appellate Advocacy and Supreme Court Agency Services

Ecclesiastical Law

Charity and Not-for-Profit Law

Employment and Labour Law for Employers

Complex Legal Research and Opinions

Personal Injury and Insurance Litigation

Strategic Litigation and Test Cases

Bar Admissions:

Ontario (2008)

Education:

University of Ottawa (2007) LLB

University of Ottawa (2004) MA Communications

Redeemer University College  v. Canada (Employment, Workforce Development and Labour), 2021 FC 686

Farrish v. Delta Hospice Society, 2020 BCCA 194

Farrish v. Delta Hospice Society, 2020 BCSC 968

Christian Medical and Dental Society v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, 2019 ONCA 393

PT v. Alberta, 2019 ABCA 158

Power To Change Ministries v. Canada (Employment, Workforce and Labour), 2019 CanLII 13579 (FC)

CHP v. City of Hamilton, 2018 ONSC 3690

Christian Medical and Dental Society v. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, 2018 ONSC 579

ARPA Canada et al. v. Ontario, 2017 ONSC 3285

E.T. v. Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, et al., 2017 ONCA 893

S, S.S and N.S. by his litigation guardian S.S. v. The Private Academy, 2017 HRTO 791

Trinity Western University v. The Law Society of Upper Canada, 2016 ONCA 518

Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society et al. v. Trinity Western University et al., 2016 NSCA 59

E.T. v Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board, 2016 ONSC 7313

Bansal v. 2343467 Ontario Inc., 2015 ONSC 1016

Trinity Western University et al. v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society et al., 2015 NSSC 25

Trinity Western University et al. v. The Law Society of Upper Canada et al., 2015 ONSC 4250

Bradford v. National Automobile, Aerospace, Transportation and General Workers Union of Canada, 2015 FCA 84

London Sales Arena Corp. v Judith Salsman, 2015 ONSC 7243

Fontaine v. Canada (Attorney General), 2014 ONSC 3781

Lobo v. Carleton University, 2012 ONCA 498

Lobo v. Carleton University, 2012 ONSC 254

Lobo v. Carleton University, 2011 ONSC 5798

  • Represented the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada, the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians Societies and Canadian Physicians for Life in submissions before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan regarding its policy Conscientious Refusals.
  • Represented the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada and the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians Societies in submissions before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario regarding its policy.
  • Appeared before the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Standing Committee on Social Policy on behalf of the Coalition for Parental Rights in Education in relation to Bill 13: Accepting School Act.

Expertise

Practice Areas:

Constitutional and Human Rights Law

Civil and Commercial Litigation

Appellate Advocacy and Supreme Court Agency Services

Ecclesiastical Law

Charity and Not-for-Profit Law

Employment and Labour Law for Employers

Complex Legal Research and Opinions

Personal Injury and Insurance Litigation

Strategic Litigation and Test Cases

Bar Admissions:

Ontario (2008)

Education:

University of Ottawa (2007) LLB

University of Ottawa” (2004) MA Communications

 

Details

  • Represented the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada, the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians Societies and Canadian Physicians for Life in submissions before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan regarding its policy Conscientious Refusals.
  • Represented the Christian Medical and Dental Society of Canada and the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians Societies in submissions before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario regarding its policy.
  • Appeared before the Legislative Assembly of Ontario’s Standing Committee on Social Policy on behalf of the Coalition for Parental Rights in Education in relation to Bill 13: Accepting School Act.