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 with a practice focus on litigation and immigration inadmissibility. Mr. Bellissimo has appeared before all levels of immigration tribunals and courts including the Supreme Court of Canada. He is a Past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association National Immigration Law Section and serves on multiple stakeholder committees involving Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency, Service Canada, the Federal Courts, the Department of Justice, the Immigration and Refugee Board and Continuing Legal Education.
Mr. Bellissimo acts on a pro bono basis 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 is exclusively committed to Canadian citizenship, immigration and refugee matters. Bellissimo Law Group handles thousands 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 has consistently been chosen by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Canada.