Areas of Practice
- Personal Injury
- Car Accidents
- Slip and Fall
- Disability Benefits
- Insurance Litigation
- Occupiers Liability
Bar Admissions: Ontario, 1994
Language(s): French, Portuguese
Universite de Moncton Ecole de droit – Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
LL.B. – 1992
University of Toronto – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
B.A. – 1989, Major: Sociology
Professional Associations and Memberships
- The Advocates’ Society, Member
- The Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, Member
- Law Society of Upper Canada, Member
Mary-Lou Dejesus was a Human Rights Officer, worked for Immigration Canada and the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, and was a Senior Security Transaction facilitator before going to law school. During law school, she was a volunteer advocate, conference organizer and moderator, author, and charity fund raiser. She currently practices insurance litigation, including personal injury, and employment law, and has experience with mediation of disputes.
Mary-Lou is also active in the school life of her children.
Mary-Lou Dejesus was a Human Rights Officer before beginning her studies at the University of Toronto and completing her law degree in French from the University of Moncton in New Brunswick. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 1994 after articling at Tanzola & Sorbara. She was a sole practitioner practising in the areas of employment, real estate, estates and civil litigation when she decided to devote her time to raising her two active toddlers.
While raising her children and managing family and home responsibilities, Mary-Lou volunteered on school committees, conducted community mediations for St. Stephen’s Community House, sat on the Board of the Portuguese Interagency Network where she created a directory of Portuguese-speaking lawyers, and was also a director on the Board of the Federation of Portuguese Business and Professionals where she co-ordinated the Federation newsletter, herself a regular contributing author.
Mary-Lou has been involved in hundreds of personal injury claims, obtaining millions of dollars in damages for her clients since joining Azevedo & Nelson in 2002.