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 appeared at all levels of court in Ontario and before a number of tribunals, Susan maintains a busy trial and jury practice and has been counsel in a number of reported cases.
Susan is an eternal optimist when it comes to defending cases. As a starting point, Susan believes that everyone is entitled to the presumption of innocence. She remains open-minded about the applicability of defences and believes wholeheartedly in remedies for Charter breaches. She believes that triable cases should be tried, and that “beyond a reasonable doubt” has real meaning. Perhaps most importantly, Susan believes that each and every person who is charged with a criminal offence is entitled to be treated with respect and dignity.
Your case is important to you. Rest assured – it is important to Susan.
Susan has also been a speaker and presenter at a number of Continuing Legal Education events.