“I enjoy earning and retaining clients’ trust. I strive to provide solutions to workplace issues that make legal sense and impart clients with the assurance that I’m always looking after their best interests.”
– Patrizia Piccolo B.A., LL.B., Partner
An energetic and creative problem solver, Patrizia Piccolo is dedicated to providing her clients with excellent legal counsel and client service. With 19 years of experience, Patrizia’s primary focus is providing her clients with what she calls the “buffet table of options” helping them find the best solution to their specific needs.
Patrizia is a trusted advisor to senior executives in transition; provides strategic advice and training to both large and small employers and their human resources and management teams; and is entrusted by employers and their counsel to conduct investigations into harassment and other problematic workplace behaviour. Whether advising an employee or an employer, Patrizia’s practice covers all aspects of the employment relationship from hiring, performance management and workplace restructuring, to termination advice. Patrizia also advises employers on employment related regulatory issues including, Employment Standards Act, Human Rights Code, Labour Relations Act and Workplace Safety and Insurance Act compliance.
Patrizia’s peers and clients know that she has a knack for being able to take the complex and make it easy to understand. Patrizia prides herself on leaving her clients feeling more confident and empowered, while earning their friendship and trust.
A genuine people person, Patrizia is frequently asked by her clients, boards of trade and human resources associations to appear as a guest speaker on employment law matters. Patrizia is often quoted in the media on matters relating to the workplace and has written articles for the Mississauga News.
Patrizia is an avid reader, a wife and proud mother of two young boys. When she isn’t attending soccer games or tennis matches with her kids, you might spot her in the neighbourhood pool getting some exercise.
- Year of Call, 1998
- B.A. University of Toronto
- LL.B. Osgoode Hall Law School
- Member: Law Society of Upper Canada, Ontario Bar Association, Canadian Association of Counsel for Employers, HRPA – Peel Chapter
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