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B.A., Trent University (History), 2013
J.D., Queen’s University, 2018C
Call to the Bar in Ontario in 2019

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 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 with a focus 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.

On this particular case, we had the privilege of meeting Dan on a few occasions who was more than happy to go over the disclosure with us, answer any questions we had, explain what the disclosure actually meant and what our next steps were. Again, we did not have to attend Court until the very end. – My advice to anyone is that IF you find yourself in trouble and need help call Aitken and Robertson, you will not be disappointed!


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Dan Lemaire is a lawyer and is licensed by the Law Society of Ontario.

Dan Lemaire - Criminal Lawyer

“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.

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