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Maria Ruberto

Maria Ruberto


B.A. (Hons.), York University (2000)
LL.B., University of Ottawa (2004)

Called to the Ontario Bar, 2005


Maria Ruberto is the Head of Pallett Valo’s Construction Practice and a Member of the Commercial Litigation Practice.

She has a specialized practice focusing on the resolution of disputes in the construction industry, representing all players in the construction industry including owners, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and bonding companies.

Maria appears regularly before all Courts in the Province of Ontario, including the Construction Master’s court in Toronto, on motions, applications and trials, and represents clients in various forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation and arbitration.

Maria provides legal advice and representation on a wide variety of construction matters. She is typically involved in complex multi-party proceedings where liability is hotly contested. Her practical advice is regularly sought in the areas of liens, breach of trust, performance bonds, labour & material payment bonds, contract preparation and the resolution of all types of construction disputes whether by way of litigation or by other dispute resolution mechanisms. Maria has been appointed as carriage counsel representing multiple subcontractor lien claimants on complex construction lien litigation matters.

Lexpert-ranked Lawyer

Special Designations

  • Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada annually since 2020 in the field of Construction Litigation
  • Recognized as a Leading Practitioner in the area of Construction Law by the Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory
  • Fellow, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Regional Representative, Ontario Bar Association, Construction and Infrastructure Law Section Executive
  • Member, Peel Law Association
  • Member, Vaughan Chamber of Commerce


The best thing about P.V. is that they use the right lawyer for the right service, both in terms of type of service and size of file.
Vince Siciliano, BDO Canada Limited