Results speak volumes. I list a few of mine here.
Mother and nurse charged with child abuse. No defence called. Hung jury. Three months later, Crown withdraws.
“The Man Who Would Not Die”. Client accused of hitting his friend with a hammer at side of road, gutting him with a knife, covering him with a mattress and leaving him to die. No defence evidence called. Hung jury after 6 hours. Charges ultimately stayed.
Client charged with four counts of attempted murder of Toronto police officers by shooting. All officers identified my client as the shooter. Jury acquittal.
A week later, the same client was acquitted by a jury of gun-running from the Toronto East Detention Centre.
Bay Street law partner, charged with assault bodily harm. Allegedly bit through leather jacket into victim’s arm. Charges dropped before client was fingerprinted. Of critical import to client, as his main client base, American. U.S. border has low threshold for persons charged with offences.
One of Canada’s top bankers charged with criminal harrassment of employee and aggravated assault for allegedly throwing her downstairs and breaking her arm. Contested preliminary inquiry. Reverse disclosure and Power Point presentation persuasive. All charges withdrawn. Followed up ensuring all trace of arrest cleared from data bases.
Television commentator. Cleared of allegation of date/drug rape without charge
Defended one of three men charged with first degree murder. Weapon: bat. Defence motion for stay based on contamination of evidence at preliminary hearing. All charges withdrawn against all parties on eve of trial.
Defended one of four men charged with gang rape. All charges withdrawn during pre-trial motions as sought psychiatric records of complainant.
Defended doctor of sexual assault. All charges stayed.
Retained as counsel by leading family lawyer in child abduction base between divorced feuding doctors. Ensured that father abductor received incarceration and appropriate civil penalty.
Conducted one of the most significant high profile murder cases in Canada, involvement lasting from 1995 as lead counsel (1995 to November 1998) then consultant on case. Client was the only one of the four accused to secure an acquittal. Just Desserts murder trial. Client: O’Neil Grant.
Through negotiations and reverse disclosure, client not charged with murder in Whitby.
Through negotiations and reverse disclosure, innumerable other defendants,not charged, or charges withdrawn: mortgage frauds, impaired driving, possession of drugs for purpose of trafficking.