Carmelo N. Runco
B.Sc., LL.B.

Carm earned his law degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1992 and was called to the bar in 1994. In 1994, Carm managed a well-respected general law practice, with offices in both Hamilton and Brantford.

In 2000, Carm left private practice to become the Supervisory Duty Counsel for Legal Aid Ontario at the Superior Court of Justice (Family Court) in Hamilton. He successfully assisted thousands of people who did not have a lawyer of their own for their family matter.

In 2005, Carm was promoted to the position of Area Director for Legal Aid Ontario for Hamilton, Haldimand and Norfolk. In 2009, he became the District Area Director, and in 2014, the Director General, for Legal Aid Ontario for the Hamilton-Kitchener District, which covered most of the Golden Horseshoe. As the Director, Carm was responsible for ensuring that low income Ontarians had access to high quality legal aid services in the areas of family law, criminal law, refugee law, mental health law and prison/parole law.

In 2018, Carm returned to the private practice of law, his first passion, with a renewed commitment to providing exceptional and affordable legal services to the public.

In addition to his law practice, Carm is dedicated to giving back to the both the legal community and to those personal causes which are most important to him. When not at work or volunteering, Carm enjoys spending as much quality time with his family and friends as possible.