I am a Peterborough local who returned to my home town to article and practise law at Aitken Robertson after earning my J.D. at Queen’s. I earned awards for being top of my class in several courses, including criminal law and advanced legal research. I am almost as passionate about cooking as I am about the law and I spend my free time trying out new recipes.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” Martin Luther King Jr.
My name is Dan, and I am one of the lawyers here at Aitken Robertson.
I first joined the team in the summer of 2017 while attending law school at Queen’s University. Previously, I had earned my Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in History from Trent University. I graduated on the President’s and Dean’s Honour Roll and received three awards for my academic research projects.
I graduated from Queen’s in 2018 with my Juris Doctor (JD) degree. While there, I also won several awards—including for the highest standing in Criminal Law, Legal Skills, Torts, and Advanced Legal Research.
When I joined Aitken Robertson, I articled under Richard Aitken—an experienced defence counsel whose practice concentrates on DUI law. Since being called to the Ontario Bar in 2019, my practice has focused exclusively on criminal defence with an emphasis on DUI and Charter law. I understand that criminal charges can seem foreign and stressful to many clients. I will always take the extra time to explain the process to you.
I have been successful in litigating at trial for matters including DUI charges and sexual assault. I have also been able to negotiate favourable resolutions for my clients.
As a Peterborough native, I am excited and thankful to be able to practice in my hometown. Outside of the office, I enjoy spending time with friends and family on Weslemkoon Lake. I love everything outdoors—including fishing, ATV-ing, snowmobiling, and spending time on the water. I am also passionate about cooking and am always trying new recipes and techniques.
If you would like to reach me, you can call my office any time to schedule a 30-minute free consultation—I’d love to meet you and discuss your matter. You can reach us toll-free at 1-800-668-1657, or by filling out a consultation form on our website.
- B.A., Trent University (History), 2013
- J.D., Queen’s University, 2018
- Call to the Bar, 2019