“You are called to the Degree of Barrister-at-law to protect and defend the rights and interest of such citizens as may employ you. You shall conduct all cases faithfully and to the best of your ability. You shall neglect no one’s interest nor seek to destroy any one’s property. You shall not be guilty of champerty or maintenance. You shall not refuse causes of complaint reasonably founded, nor shall you promote suits upon frivolous pretences. You shall not pervert the law to favour or prejudice any one, but in all things shall conduct yourself truly and with integrity. In fine, the Queen’s interest and the interest of citizens you shall uphold and maintain according to the constitution and law of this Province. All this you swear to observe and perform to the best of your knowledge and ability, so help you God.”
Called to the Bar in Ontario in 1996
On February 7, 1996, I took my Barrister Oath. I have taken the oath to my heart and I am a criminal barrister.
I graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1994 and completed my articling at the Ministry of the Attorney General. Prior to attending law school, I earned a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California in 1991, a M.A. in criminal justice from the State University of New York at Albany in 1990, a B.A. in sociology and criminal justice from the University of Washington in 1989.
Since the beginning of my career, I have practised exclusively criminal law. I am a trial lawyer and have gained extensive courtroom experience from conducting thousands of trials. My practice areas focus on criminal driving charges, sexually based offences and drug trafficking cases. At Aitken Robertson, I handle some of the more serious cases like criminal negligence causing death, gang sexual assault and child pornography. I also enjoy defending the impaired (by alcohol or drug) cases.
At my leisure time, I am an avid traveller and a scuba diver. As a volunteer, I have also officiated in numerous lifesaving championships across Canada and around the world.
I currently have carriage of cases across Ontario but primarily work in the GTA, including Toronto, Newmarket, Brampton, Oshawa and Milton. You can book a 30-minute free consultation at our website, or by calling us toll-free at 1-800-668-1657.