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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 administrative law team. His practice areas include residential tenancies, expropriations, human rights and employment law matters.

Gene was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie before moving to London in 1996 to play goal for the London Knights. After a memorable four-year career with the Knights and several NHL try-outs, Gene joined the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds men’s hockey team. During his career at UNB, Gene was named an Academic All-Canadian and received the school’s prestigious Garnet Copeland Medal as UNB’s top all round athlete for excellence as a student, citizen of 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.

Areas of Expertise

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