About Me

Legal Experience
Prior to opening my current practice, I worked as criminal defence lawyer in two other law firms. My experience also includes serving as a writer/researcher, a per diem Crown Prosecutor, and, Duty Counsel for Legal Aid Ontario. Prior to being called to the bar in the province of Ontario, I worked for the Attorney General of Ontario, the Ombudsman of Saskatchewan, and the Law Courts Education Society of British Columbia.

As defence counsel, I have appeared at all levels of court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal, and represented clients at every stage of the criminal and quasi-criminal process. From bail to pleas of responsibility, to preliminary enquiries, to trials and beyond, including the “Dangerous Offender” application process under the Criminal Code of Canada, my clients have always received the highest level of attention and care.

Board member, Niagara North Community Legal Assistance (present).
Member of the Lincoln County Law Association and the Welland County Law Association
Board member, Lincoln County Law Association (past).
Member of the Criminal Justice Executive of the Ontario Bar Association (past).

Prior to earning my law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2003, I studied Criminology, legal and political philosophy, and aboriginal law at Simon Fraser University, and at Carleton University's Department of Law.

I was born and raised in St. Catharines and have lived in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Prior to earning my law degree, I owned and operated a successful business in marketing and design. As a student of criminology, I became interested in the interaction between citizens and the law and how citizens are governed. As a student, this interest prompted me to become involved in neighbourhood advocacy efforts. As a professional, I have devoted myself to representing individuals and organized groups in the legal determination of their conflicts with the law.