Born and raised in Timmins, Ontario, David's path to becoming a trial lawyer was forged when he began playing guitar as a young boy. His passion for performance carried him through his undergrad and Master's, earning him two degrees in music. His love of people and performing guided him to the University of Ottawa where he earned a Juris Doctor degree, followed by his Call to the Ontario Bar.
Never one for desk jobs, David thrives in a courtroom setting where his passion and advocacy skills truly shine. He consistently perseveres for each and every client, achieving the best results possible.
He can be found meeting clients on a weekly basis at the Niagara Detention Centre.
David has argued cases before the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice. He is a member of the Legal Aid Panel for Criminal Law and Gladue.
An avid reader and fan of Elon Musk, David enjoys reading about physics and astronomy, cooking, and spending time with his 2 Labrador Retrievers.
Jonathan came to this country as an immigrant and was raised in Thornhill, Ontario. His passion for advocacy and performance propelled him to earn an undergraduate degree in music at York University and a law degree at Osgoode Hall Law School. His dedication for public service led him to complete his Articles at the Ontario Lottery & Gaming Corporation.
As a criminal defense lawyer, Jonathan is deeply passionate about fighting for the rights of his clients and is relentless in his pursuit of achieving the best possible outcomes. Jonathan shines in a courtroom setting and can often be found running contested bail hearings with extraordinary success.
Jonathan has also argued cases before the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice. He is a member of the Legal Aid Panel for Criminal Law and Gladue, and is fluent in Russian.
He is a promoter of criminal justice reform and is zealous in upholding the tenets and principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Born in Scarborough, Ontario and raised in Markham, Gurinder sought an intellectually-stimulating career to help those in need. This led him to graduate with a Double Major Bachelor of Arts in International Development Studies and Law & Society at York University in Toronto. During his undergraduate studies, he volunteered at a legal clinic where he assisted senior counsel in helping some of Scarborough’s most marginalized in applying for social benefits through the Ontario Disability Support Program.
While attending law school at Queen’s University, Gurinder’s passion for social justice continued to grow while working as a student caseworker at Queen’s Legal Aid. During this time, he advocated on behalf of clients faced with traumatic experiences, social stigma from criminal allegations, and mental/physical disabilities. As a caseworker, he conducted contested hearings in a number of forums including the Landlord & Tenant Board, the Social Benefits Tribunal, and the Tax Court of Canada.
After graduating from law school, Gurinder completed his Articles at a prominent criminal defence firm in Toronto and regularly appeared before the Ontario Court of the Justice throughout the Greater Toronto Area. As a criminal defense lawyer, Gurinder works alongside David and Jonathan, tirelessly pursuing the best possible outcome for his clients to ensure that there is no miscarriage of justice. He is a member of the Legal Aid Panel for Criminal Law and Gladue, and is fluent in Punjabi.
In his spare time, Gurinder enjoys challenging others in table tennis and working out at the gym. He has a peculiar knack for road maps and can travel almost anywhere without relying on electronic directions.
Derek was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. He obtained his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology & Health Science as well as a degree in Psychology at York University. His advocacy work within marginalized communities eventually led to him obtaining his Juris Doctorate degree at Osgoode Hall Law School.
As a family and civil lawyer, Derek demonstrates sound ethical judgment, formulates innovative theories of cases and conducts thorough legal research. He has developed extensive experience in the Superior Court of Justice and is familiar with all levels of court. Derek takes pride in using the law to help serve the public and is passionate about helping his clients find justice in their everyday lives.
Derek also completed the Disability Law Intensive Program at the ARCH Disability Law Centre and is experienced with working alongside persons with disabilities.
Derek has basic proficiency in Mandarin.
Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Dana was aware early on that her chosen profession would be one of public service. For 15 years, Dana practiced as a nurse in the Hamilton and Niagara regions, working in surgical, palliative, long-term care, with the majority of her medical career spent working in psychiatric and behavioural health.
These life experiences and transferable skills made her transition into criminal law, seamless.
As a Licensed Paralegal, our firm looks to Dana's knowledge and more importantly, people skills, to guide our clients through what are often very stressful times. She's known as the go-to person in our firm and our clients often remark that they leave our office feeling more calm and with a better understanding of their matter.
Emma is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, where she studied Political Science and Legal Studies. As a long term service industry worker, Emma has a passion for helping others.
Emma works alongside all of our lawyers to achieve success in each and every unique situation that comes their way. She focuses on office communication, organization & coordination, court appearances, and general administrative work. Emma is a hard working addition to the team who strives to make a positive difference in people’s lives.