40 Under Forty Awards


Venturi, Michael J. (36)

Venturi, Michael J. (36)

I was born and raised in Coniston, Ont. I later attended St. Charles College in Sudbury, where I played football and continue to coach. I then graduated from the University of Toronto in 2004, where I also played varsity football.  Later that year, I attended the University of Detroit Mercy, and subsequently graduated cum laude, in 2007. I returned to Sudbury that year and began my
articles with Weaver Simmons. I have continued to work at Weaver Simmons since and was made partner in 2013. It was there that I met my wife, Lindsy McNicoll. We were married in 2014.

Q: What’s the number one thing you are working toward that you haven’t yet accomplished?
A: I am always trying to better myself professionally, and at the same time achieve balance in my life. This is a pursuit that will likely course through my life; however, it is one that is important enough to maintain.

Q: What is the biggest obstacle you’ve overcome?
A: Perhaps less an obstacle, achieving balance in my life is always difficult when the demands of your job are significant. I am very fortunate to have a very supportive and understanding wife!!

Q: What are 3 things you can’t live without?
A: My wife, my parents and sister’s family, and the pursuit of goals

Q: What would be the theme song of your life?
A: “My Way” by Frank Sinatra

Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job?
A: I feel rewarded that my job and my office further the belief that it is better to acquit 1,000 guilty people than convict one innocent one.