David Di Gianvittorio
David Di Gianvittorio
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David Di Gianvittorio is a lawyer in our Calgary office with a focus on immigration, labour + employment, dispute resolution and insurance law. 

David decided to practice law to place himself in a position to help people experiencing even the most troubling of issues. He has always been eager to provide assistance to those experiencing hardship. His involvement in community outreach through working and volunteering with Student Legal Services of Edmonton Criminal Law Project, a criminal defence service for the low-income Edmonton community, has fostered in him a deep sense of responsibility to assist people in navigating the justice system.

He relishes the opportunities to advocate for those who need someone on their side. Whatever the issue, he wants to help people understand their situation, their options, and help them make decisions that are in their own best interests. He is a lifelong learner who will never stop his pursuit of excellence in his practice. 

He was able to get a lot of courtroom and advocacy experience during law school through his work with Student Legal Services. He ran trials, including one constitutional challenge. He assisted clients with summary dispositions, peace bond applications, docket court applications and appearances, and he got the opportunity to learn from skilled advocates before entering his articling year. He was also able to gain valuable experience in written advocacy, drafting and filing many legal briefs with the Alberta Provincial Court.

Through playing football in his youth and with the University of Alberta, David developed effective time management skills, work ethic, and resilience which he carries into his practice. While playing football at University, he was named an Academic All-Canadian for proficiency in both school and sport.

Value to Clients

"I emphasize a client-centred approach, ensuring that my clients have a clear understanding of their situation, their options, and how we can work together to achieve their goals. While creating a comfortable working relationship, I strive to be a point of stability for my clients while they navigate often difficult situations. I am effective and resilient in advocating for my clients’ interests."

Outside the Office

David is an avid skier who loves the outdoors. He enjoys spending time and travelling with his family and friends. On Sundays, you can catch him watching football.

Student Legal Services of Edmonton, Criminal Law Project
Dayleader (Caseworker and Manager)
2020 - 2022
Student Legal Services of Edmonton, Criminal Law Project
2019 - 2020
Harry Ainlay High School Junior Football Team
Positional Coach
2016 - 2019
Harry Ainlay High School Junior Football Team
Defensive Coordinator
2017 - 2018
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University of Alberta, 2022, Juris Doctor
University of Alberta, 2019, Bachelor of Education, Secondary Education , English Language Arts Major, French Second Language Minor
French (Limited working proficiency)