We Are Trial Lawyers

Persuasive.  Knowledgeable. Creative. Insightful. Powerful. Human.

Resolute in your Defence

Our Areas Of Expertise

bail bail


When a person’s liberty is at stake, insist on counsel who is prepared to assert the presumption of innocence and the right to reasonable bail. We have assisted clients and their families & friends to develop successful plans that result in release from custody in both criminal and extradition cases. It is our view that everyone is entitled to a reasonable bail no matter the charge or the challenge.

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Serious Criminal Offences

We have extensive experience and success defending against serious charges at all levels of court in Ontario. With our experience in the various levels of court and with juries & jurists throughout Ontario (and particularly in the GTA), we will guide you through the process. Our approach is both rigorous and creative. We analyze the evidence and work hard on your defence. Our goal is to get you the best result.

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Summary Conviction Offences

Our team has successfully defended hundreds of summary conviction offences. Make no mistake, all criminal charges are serious. Some charges are dealt with exclusively in the Ontario Court of Justice. Generally, these charges include: Impaired/Over 80; Drug Possession Charges; Domestic Assault or Threats; Breach Charges, and; Theft or Fraud. These are real criminal charges that can result in real criminal consequences. We have the expertise to provide you with a serious defence.

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Though our focus is on trials, we do occasionally assist with appeals. Our lawyers have argued appeals in both the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Meet our Team



Since he was called to the bar in Ontario in 1996 James Silver has defended offences ranging from shoplifting to murder, from drug possession to terrorism and everything in between. James is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specia...

Called to the Bar in 2004, Susan has restricted her practice to the defence of criminal cases. In addition, Susan defends administrative cases involving educational discipline, regulatory discipline and applications for regulatory licences.  Having ...

Received her Juris Doctor (JD) from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2017 where she took several courses in criminal law and worked as a Student Caseworker at Osgoode’s Innocence Project. Prior to attending law school, Alexandra received a Bachelor of Ar...