DA CRUZ SOMMERS LLP

A Full Service Law Firm

A leading boutique full service law firm in Toronto, dedicated to finding creative solutions to your legal needs.

We are a boutique full service law firm focused on helping individuals and organizations find creative solutions to legal issues. We are your trusted advisers, protecting your interests, and giving you peace of mind no matter what issues may arise.

We have a loyal client base that recognizes the skill, attentiveness, prudence and sensitivity that our lawyers employ during the resolution of our clients' legal matters. We deliver large-firm quality and results with the personal attention and cost-effective service of a boutique firm.

Daniel P. Sommers

Partner

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Daniel Sommers is a problem solver who is passionate about resolving legal issues. He has focused his practice on various aspects of litigation and transactional work since he was called to the Bar and has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as the Federal Court of Canada. His passion for the law is evidenced by his agile and asymmetric approach to protecting his clients. 

In addition to running Da Cruz - Sommers LLP, Daniel has served in the Canadian Army Reserve as an armour officer and infantry officer, and currently serves as a reserve legal officer with the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG), fearlessly defending clients at courts martial.

He is an active volunteer, having worked at the executive level of a Federal riding association, and as editor in a national section of the Canadian Bar Association. He also regularly lectures on civil liberties at women's shelters and new immigrant community groups. In addition, he frequently volunteers to help the homeless, as well as Canadian military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Carlos da cruz

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Partner

Carlos Da Cruz is an experienced lawyer who has studied law in Canada, Australia, and the United States. Having borne witness to abuses of state power motivated him to become a lawyer. Regardless of whether the matter is litigious or transactional, Carlos focuses on understanding the needs of each client, who he attends to with experience, diligence, and creativity.

Carlos has also served for almost two decades in the Canadian Armed Forces, and he currently serves in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve as a legal officer with the Office of the Judge Advocate General.

His international training includes the theory and operation of the Intoxilyzer 8000C and various approved screening devices used in Ontario by law enforcement agencies. This training, which very few lawyers have received, gives Carlos particular aptitude in criminal defence matters related to alcohol consumption. He has also successfully completed the Drug Recognition Evaluation course, taught by the Ontario Provincial Police across Canada and the US, from a leading subject-matter expert in Ontario.

In his spare time Carlos enjoys spending time outdoors, in particular with his wife and daughter.

Clerks:

Connie G. (Corporate)

Joy P. (Real estate)

Christine N. (Litigation)

Associates:*

James MacMillan: james@dcsllp.com

Michael Alexander: michael@dcsllp.com (currently on absence from practise)

Diana Mansour: diana@dcsllp.com

*All lawyers at Da Cruz - Sommers LLP practise in association.