Today is the 13th anniversary of my call to the Bar of Ontario.
During my 13 years I have been very fortunate to secure some great outcomes for great people who have had the misfortune of getting caught up in the criminal justice system. Some of the highlights of my career to date include:
- being counsel on a number of the leading decisions on extradition in Canada;
- acting as co-counsel for a man who had been convicted of murder on his second trial where a jury acquitted him;
- having the charges dropped for several clients on major tax evasion cases through Charter arguments and disclosure requests;
- having fraud charges dropped following preliminary inquiries for several business people in different cases;
- resolving countless domestic assault cases with no criminal records of conviction for my clients;
- acting as counsel for a key witness at the Gomery Inquiry;
- representing Karlheinz Schreiber before the Parliamentary Ethics Commitee and the Oliphant Inquiry; and
- acting for important political activists who are charged following protests and similar acts of alleged civil disobedience.
While these are just some highlights of the cases I have been fortunate enough to handle, this list serves to me as an important reminder of how lucky I am to be able to go to work every day to help people like you solve potentially life altering problems.
I am humbled and honoured to be able to enter my 14th year of practice as a criminal defence lawyer. I thank all my clients, past, present and future for allowing me to serve.