Annamaria Enenajor is a criminal defence and public interest lawyer practicing at Ruby Shilller Enenajor DiGiuseppe Barristers.
Prior to building a practice in Toronto, Annamaria worked in the New York office of the international law firm, Ropes & Gray, LLP. There, she focused on government enforcement actions and internal investigations into allegations of corruption and bribery. While in New York, Annamaria maintained an active pro bono practice. She successfully represented LGBT asylum-seekers and staffed a low-income legal clinic for students in the South Bronx. She was also a member of a team of lawyers who brought an unprecedented civil rights class action against New York City to end the use of excessive force against inmates at Rikers Island and other New York City jails.
From 2012 to 2013, Annamaria clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Justice Richard Wagner, now the Chief Justice of Canada. Annamaria graduated from McGill Faculty of Law as the David L. Johnson gold medalist, obtaining both civil and common law degrees. During her studies, she was the recipient of numerous awards including prizes for the highest standing in Jurisprudence, Evidence and Public International Law. She also served as the Editor-in-Chief of the McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy and was a legal researcher at the McGill International Criminal Justice Clinic.