John Bartolomeo to receive 2019 OBA Ron Ellis Award

Awardee has been working at legal clinic for over a decade

John Bartolomeo to receive 2019 OBA Ron Ellis Award
John Bartolomeo is assistant director at the Workers' Health and Safety Legal Clinic, in Toronto

The Workers' Compensation Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association has revealed John Bartolomeo as the recipient of its 2019 OBA Ron Ellis Award for Excellence in Workers' Compensation Law.

Bartolomeo will be honoured at a ceremony on November 4, at the OBA Conference Centre in Toronto.

The award recognizes a member of the Workers' Compensation Law Section, chosen by their peers, as a leading practitioner and contributor to workers’ compensation law in Ontario.

Bartolomeo has been with the Workers’ Health and Safety Legal Clinic for over a decade, where he began as a staff lawyer, before becoming assistant director, then director. Prior to that, he had a brief stint in private practice as partner at Cisternas Bartolomeo Gonzalez. He began his legal career as tribunal counsel at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal in 2003.

Called to the Ontario Bar in 2002, Bartolomeo obtained his LLB at Osgoode Hall Law School and his BA (honours) in history and political science at York University.

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