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As a criminal lawyer, drug prosecutor and civil litigator, I have conducted hundreds of trials. Since becoming a criminal defence lawyer in Toronto in 2004, I have successfully defended clients charged with first-degree murder, and have earned dismissals on less serious charges such as attempted murder, criminal negligence causing death, impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing bodily harm, aggravated assault, and multi-kilogram-level drug trafficking. I have appeared at the Supreme Court of Canada, and have conducted numerous appeals at the Ontario Court of Appeal.

I am a former drug prosecutor with the Department of Justice Canada. Before becoming a prosecutor, I acted as a judicial law clerk at the Supreme Court of British Columbia and assisted Superior Court justices in deciding the issues raised during criminal proceedings. I also practiced civil litigation at a firm of some 150 lawyers in Calgary, Alberta. In addition, I served as a special constable with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

I received a Bachelor of Laws with Distinction from the University of Saskatchewan in 2000. In 1997, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Masters of Arts degree. I had previously graduated from the U of S in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with High Honours. In 2004, I received a Certificate in International Criminal Law from Salzburg Law School.