University of Western Ontario, JD


Mount Royal University, Policy Studies, BA (Honours)

Law Society of Alberta - Student Member

The Advocates' Society - Affiliate Member 


1L Moot Judge, University of Calgary 


Case Manager, Sport Solution Clinic


Associate Caseworker, Legal Services Clinic

2013 - 2020

AAA & AA Assistant Coach


Adam F. Fanaki Competition Law Moot Best Factum – Appellant
Adam F. Fanaki Competition Law Moot Best Team – Appellant


Harold G. Fox Entrance Scholarship, Western Law


Dr. Yusuf Umar Memorial Scholarship, Mount Royal University
Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship, Mount Royal University                                                


Kevin Gillis Scholarship for Excellence in Economics, Mount Royal University


Giovanni Perri

Giovanni Perri is an Articling Student at JSS Barristers with a Juris Doctor from the University of Western Ontario, making him the first person in his family to graduate from law school.


Giovanni joins JSS Barristers after summering with the in-house counsel team of a FinTech start-up in Calgary, Alberta. Before law school, he worked as a Commercial Assistant with the U.S. Department of Commerce.


While studying at Western Law, Giovanni competed in the 2023 Adam F. Fanaki Competition Law Moot, where he was awarded both Best Factum and Best Team for the Appellants, alongside his moot partner. Giovanni was also the recipient of the Harold G. Fox Entrance Scholarship at Western Law in 2020.

Prior to pursuing his law degree, Giovanni attended Mount Royal University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Policy Studies (Honours), with minors in Economics and Political Science. During his undergraduate studies, he was awarded the Dr. Yusuf Umar Memorial Scholarship for excellence in political studies and the Kevin Gillis Scholarship for excellence in economics.    


Giovanni is an advocate for community engagement. During his time at Western Law, he was active with numerous advocacy groups, including the Community Legal Services Clinic and Sport Solution Clinic. As the Co-founder and Co-President of the Western Italian Students Law Society, Giovanni celebrated and shared the Italian culture with students and those in the legal profession.


Outside of work, Giovanni enjoys hiking, skiing, and golfing with friends and family. He also enjoys playing and coaching hockey and exploring new cultures through travel.


"Dry Wells and Dead-End Pleadings: CPN7's Selective Role in Striking Pleadings"

JSS Barristers.ca, May 14, 2024

"Defendants are entitled to "poke the bear" without worrying about the consequences of Rule 4.33"

JSS Barristers.ca, March 1, 2024 
Co-Author (with Charlotte Stokes)

"Court Provides Guidance on Appeal and Stay Procedures under Health Professions Act"
JSS Barristers.ca, January 30, 2024 
Co-Author (with David J. Marshall)