Mario D. Bellissimo
Mario D. Bellissimo is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and is a Certified Specialist in Citizenship and Immigration Law and Refugee Protection. He is the founder of BELLISSIMO LAW GROUP PC and the principal lawyer with a practice focus on citizenship, immigration and protected person litigation and inadmissibility law. Mr. Bellissimo has appeared before all levels of immigration tribunals and courts including the Supreme Court of Canada. He is the past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association National Immigration Law Section and serves on multiple stakeholder committees involving the Federal Court, the Immigration and Refugee Board, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Canada Border Services Agency, Service Canada, and the Department of Justice.
Mr. Bellissimo has taught several immigration law courses, lectures across Canada and appears frequently in the media on breaking citizenship, immigration and refugee stories. Mr. Bellissimo acts on a pro bono basis for Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital and Pro Bono Law Ontario and as National Immigration Law and Policy Advisor for COSTI Immigration Resettlement Services. He and his team represent clients from all over the world and Bellissimo Law Group PC is exclusively committed to Canadian citizenship, immigration and refugee matters. Bellissimo Law Group PC handles hundreds of files each year and represent clients at every stage of the immigration process.
Mr. Bellissimo has authored several publications including Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Inadmissibility Law, Second Edition, Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Inadmissibility: Criminal Law Edition, a Practical Guide to Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Inadmissibility Law: Corporate Edition, a Practical Guide to Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Inadmissibility Law: Refugee Law Edition and a Practical Guide to Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Inadmissibility Law: Immigration Practitioner’s Edition and he is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of ImmQuest and the Immigration Law Reporter. Mr. Bellissimo has also taught several immigration law courses across Canada, and is commonly featured in the media to discuss breaking citizenship, immigration and refugee issues. He was recently was selected as the 2018 Immigration Lawyer of the Year by his peers.