A Canadian lawyer David Cuschieri has been named as one of the top lawyers under the age of 40 in the country for 2017.
Cuschieri was honoured in a reception held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. The event, the Rising Stars Award, was hosted by Lexpert, a leading source of legal news and information in Canada.
Family Immigrated From Malta in 1978
A resident of Calgary Cuschieri was born in 1980 and is the youngest of three children of late Vincent Cuschieri and Angela. He has two elder sisters, Suzanne and Lisa, both born in Malta.
The family had left Malta In 1978 to settle in Canada. Vincent worked as a senior geophysicist in the country’s oil industry for nearly 30 years.
Cuschieri studied law at the University of Alberta, graduating in 2004. He was called to the Bar in 2005. After a few years with, Macleod Dixon a Canadian law firm, he joined another law firm, Torys, in 2011 where he was made partner in 2015.
Cuschieri currently practices corporate law as well as commercial law with a special focus on Canadian and international energy , power, oil and energy related transactions including joint ventures, acquisitions and project developments.
He is a member of the Calgary Bar Association, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, and the Law Society of Alberta.
Strong Legal Tradition In Family
David’s family has a strong legal tradition. His great-grandfather was a legal procurator and the uncle of Sir Luigi Camilleri, the Chief Justice of Malta for the period 1952 to 1957.
According to a family tree available in a biography published on Sir Luigi the family has more than 30 lawyers, legal procurators or notaries , all of whom are descendants of Sir Luigi.
One of David’s sisters Suzanne is also a barrister and practices in Calgary. Five of his cousins in Malta are also lawyers.
David is married to Nicole, née Parrotta with whom he has two sons.