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Gene Chiarello

Associate
Tel: 519-672-9330Fax: 519-672-5960

Email: chiarello@cohenhighley.com

Gene is an associate practising with the firm’s commercial law team. His practice areas include civil litigation, contract law, employment law, human rights, and education law. Gene also practises with the firm’s environmental law group in the energy sector.

Originally from Sault Ste Marie, Gene moved to London in 1996 to play goal for the London Knights. After his junior hockey career Gene joined the University of New Brunswick’s men’s hockey team where he was named an Academic All-Canadian and the recipient of UNB’s Garnet Copeland Medal as UNB’s top all round athlete for excellence as a student, citizen in the community and athlete. .

Gene has also enjoyed a part-time career as a motivational speaker making presentations for charitable organizations such as the Canadian Cancer Society, the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada, Special Olympics, Terry Fox Foundation and Princess Margaret Hospital. Some of his corporate audiences have included Telus Mobility, Sun Microsystems, Cadillac Fairview and the Royal Bank of Canada, as well as a number of professional and semi-professional sports teams.

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Education & Experience

Gene holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Brunswick, a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Middlesex Law Association
  • Former National Spokesperson for the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada
  • Motivational presentations for various charitable organizations
  • Member of the London Knights Alumni Board of Directors

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