Who I Am & What I Do
I am a fierce advocate, a quick wit, and a believer in second chances.
I am a skilled criminal defence lawyer. I have the right balance of life experience and formal schooling to be realistic about the real problems people face and ways to solve them. I am aware of how quickly life gets complicated, and I know how to bring a client's reality before the court in a meaningful way.
I represent Tenants at the Landlord and Tenant Board, providing free legal advice to Tenants who do not have their own lawyer or paralegal through a contract with Legal Assistance Windsor (LAW). I also act as private counsel for people before the Landlord & Tenant Board.
I advocate for social and legal progress for queer rights; how sexual assault cases are handled by the police and criminal law system; and the dismantling of racism across our legal systems. I also help people who are reporting domestic violence and sexual assault -- women, trans people, and men alike -- to make statements, access services, explain processes, and handle follow-up with the police and Crown.
I work with my clients to act as a guide in a very complicated process so that they can get back to their lives. By listening to my clients -- especially if their charges are related to discrimination, and how the charges impacts their lives -- I can present their realities to the court and create a path towards just and equitable results.
Access to justice should be available to everyone.