About Us

Gilbert Pilkington, B.S., M.S., J.D., Lawyer

Gilbert was a lieutenant colonel in the United States Air Force and served as chief of the Health Services Management Division from 1998-2005. After his Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics and Masters of Science in Health Systems at Georgia Tech University in Atlanta, Georgia, Gilbert completed his Juris Doctor of Law at the University of Tulsa in 2007 and was called to the Bar in Oklahoma. Gilbert is engaged in family law and serves as the U.S.-based agent for immigration visa applications. Gilbert is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

A. Joseph Maloney, B.Sc, M.B.A., J.D., Lawyer

Mr. Maloney was born in Toronto, Ontario and completed his Juris Doctor of Law and Masters in Business Administration at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma in 2009 where he was awarded the Ronald Brochstein Prize for Excellence in Sports Law.

Following an athletics career that saw him compete for Canada internationally in track and field and set two Canadian relay records, Mr. Maloney coached for six years at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma.

Mr. Maloney works on immigration for athletes and coaches and his immigration practice also includes waivers, work permits, permanent residency and citizenship applications, both in the United States and Canada.

He has been called to the Bar in the United States (Oklahoma) and Canada (Ontario). He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Sports Lawyers Association, and serves as a Board Member of the Guelph Sports Hall of Fame. He has published a biography of "John McDonnell: The Most Successful Coach in NCAA History" with the University of Arkansas Press in 2013.

Margaret Wilson, B.S. J.D, Lawyer

Margaret was born and raised in the United States and graduated with a bachelor's degree from Oral Roberts University as well as a Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa. She was called to the State Bar of Florida and is a licensed Foreign Legal Consultant in the province of Ontario.

Lisa Maloney, Office / Practice Manager

Lisa's parents immigrated to Canada from Italy in the early 20th century and settled in Guelph. Lisa is the Markham office manager and is a retired elementary school principal.

Marivic Dela Cruz, Legal Clerk

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce in the Philippines, Marivic immigrated to Canada as a Live-In Caregiver in 1988. She has worked as an Administrative Clerk with Purolator and Life Insurance Broker since that time and is now a legal clerk in our Markham office.

Elzbieta Wegryzn, Legal Clerk

Elzbieta immigrated to Canada in 1984 from Poland where she held a Master’s Degree in Law and practised law. She is a paralegal in Ontario and has worked in immigration law for several years. She works out of the Guelph and Burlington offices.

Victoria Barker, Legal Clerk

Victoria works on criminal US waiver and United States immigration files in our Guelph office.

Evelyn Cortes, Legal Clerk

Evelyn immigrated to Canada from the Philippines and has lived in Guelph for the past thirty years. She handles US and Canadian immigration files in the Guelph office.