Annamaria Enenajor practices criminal defence and constitutional law.
Prior to joining Ruby Shiller & Enenajor, Barristers, Annamaria practiced litigation in the New York office of a large international law firm. She focused on government enforcement actions and internal investigations into allegations of corruption and bribery. While in New York, Annamaria also 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. For this work, she was awarded a 2014 Pro Bono Publico Award by the New York Legal Aid Society.
From 2012 to 2013, Annamaria clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Justice Marie Deschamps and Justice Richard Wagner.
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, supporting the Defense Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
While at McGill, Annamaria was heavily involved in the community. She was the Vice President of the Black Law Students’ Association of McGill and was a volunteer math tutor in low-income neighbourhoods in Montreal through the Trevor Williams Kids Foundation. Annamaria studied at University of Toronto as a Loran Scholar and graduated with the Ian Drummond Memorial Prize for best performance by a student in the International Relations major degree. She also received a Masters in Forced Migration from Oxford University in 2007 and worked in New Delhi for the South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre, monitoring the rights of refugees in India.
Annamaria is profiled in AdvocateDaily.com discussing her passion for criminal and constitutional law. (October 2015)
Annamaria is profiled in the Young Advocates’ Standing Committee Newsletter. (October 2015).