Philippe Capelle

Certified Specialist

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Philippe (Phil) Capelle has earned a solid reputation for providing pragmatic advice to clients on individual and family immigration matters.

Philippe can be reached at [email protected] or by calling our office at 613-230-7070.


Phil Capelle is Certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Law. He provides pragmatic advice to clients on individual and family immigration and citizenship matters. He has worked in the field of Canadian immigration law since 1992.


  • LL.B., University of Windsor 1989,
  • B.A., (Honours) Political Science, Carleton University 1981

Professional Activities

Canadian Bar Association – Immigration Section, National Executive Committee, Member-at- Large 2010-2012

Past presenter at Continuing Legal Education Programs, including:

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Association québecoise des avocats et avocates en droit de l’immigration(AQAADI)
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • Ottawa Immigration and Refugee Law Seminar Series

Community Service

Ontario Review Board, 2015 to present:

  • Alternate Chair – Conducts review hearings  concerning a criminally accused person who has been found unfit to stand trial or not criminally responsible on account of mental disorder.

Law Society Discipline Tribunal, 2013 – 2017

  • Adjudication of complaints against lawyers and paralegals that may have failed to meet standards of professional competence and conduct.

Consent and Capacity Board, 1998 – 2013

  • Senior Lawyer Member 2000-2013 – Adjudication of matters of capacity, consent, civil committal and substitute decision making.