Meet Our New Associate Lawyer, Paolo Negro

Paolo hails from Ottawa but now calls Toronto home.

Before entering law, Paolo worked as an English teacher abroad for several years. He spent time living in Turkey and South Korea where he was able to travel extensively, see the world, and experience different cultures. He enjoys reading at quiet cafes, walking through city streets, and sightseeing when he is not at home spending time with friends and family.

Paolo’s career in personal injury began soon after graduating from law school in 2018. He started as an articling student at a boutique personal injury firm in Toronto and stayed on as an associate lawyer after being called to the bar in June 2019. There, he quickly gained a reputation for being a fierce advocate for his clients and for his successes in the courtroom. In 2021, Paolo won a very significant motion on an important question relating to slip and fall lawsuits. The decision in this case will help many people injured on municipal property who are unaware of the dangerous short notice periods.

At Auger Hollingsworth, Paolo brings this same drive and dedication as he strives to obtain the best possible results for his clients. Paolo grew up in Ottawa’s east end attending French school and prides himself on being able to offer legal services in both English and French. His proficiency in Italian is another reason why many clients feel comfortable obtaining legal services from him.

Meet Our New Associate Lawyer, Zachary Goncalves

Zach was born and raised in Toronto.

He is proud to be a plaintiff-side personal injury lawyer. He prides himself in thoroughly preparing his cases so that his clients can stand-up against large insurance companies and corporations. Following Zach’s undergrad at York University, he enrolled in law school at the University of Windsor. Zach graduated from Windsor Law in June 2016 and was called to the Ontario Bar in June 2017.

As a law student, Zach developed a particular interest in the practice of civil litigation. He was an active member of Windsor Law’s Community Legal Aid Clinic, where he worked as a Caseworker and Group Leader, providing various legal services to disadvantaged individuals in the Windsor-Essex area. Following law school, Zach articled and practiced for close to five years at a large Toronto-based personal injury firm. During that time, Zachary successfully negotiated and recovered millions of dollars in fair compensation for countess accident victims.

Zach joined Auger Hollingsworth in March of 2021 and remains committed to helping accident victims across Ontario. Outside of work, Zach enjoys sports (particularly soccer), travel, reading, and spending quality time with family and friends. Zach is proud of his Portuguese heritage and is eager to help Portuguese speakers with their accident claims.