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richard robertson

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.  What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value. I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow.” – Thomas Paine

Education

  • B.A. (Hon Spec), York University, 2014.
  • J.D., Dalhousie University; Schulich School of Law, 2017.
  • Articling Candidate; Anticipated Call to the Ontario Bar, January 2019.

Richard is the firm’s articling student. His time with Aitken Robertson is primarily devoted between the firm’s GTA locations. Richard is also responsible for handling the firm’s intakes and consultations. Richard works alongside senior legal counsel to ensure that Aitken Robertson’s clients receive the highest level of advocacy and customer service possible. Richard is committed to continuing to develop his skills as a well-rounded criminal practitioner. Following his call to be Ontario Bar, he intends to practice in Criminal Law with a focus on Impaired Driving and Youth Criminal Justice Act matters.

In 2014, he obtained his undergraduate degree in History from York University. In his final year of studies at York, he was awarded the prestigious Joseph Woods Memorial Prize and served as Academic Advisor to his beloved Vanier College.

In June of 2017, Richard graduated from Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law, after having obtained his Juris Doctor. In law school, Richard began honing his skills as a practitioner. He spent his first summer of law school working in Hamilton, Ontario at the boutique Personal Injury firm of Harvey Katz and Associates. As his interests were in the Criminal Law realm, Richard left this firm to become Aitken Robertson’s Summer Student in May of 2016. Throughout his final year of legal studies Richard continued to advance his knowledge of Criminal Law by working for Aitken Robertson on an as needed basis. Richard’s legal education was further enhanced when he spent his final semester of law school as an advocate at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic.

Richard is a fitness enthusiast, when not in the office, meeting with his clients, or in the court room you can likely find him in the gym. He has also become an avid rugby player, currently representing the Muddy York RFC. In his youth he played hockey and football competitively, and baseball and soccer recreationally. Richard enjoys following most of the major sports leagues in North America and many international sporting competitions. Although he maintains that the Tour De France is the most grueling of all sanctioned sporting events.

Richard also enjoys cooking and trying new cuisines, although he cannot recommend that you consume anything he creates. At university he acquired an appreciation for fine art. His favourite works are those of the Realists, sadly, this interest has not resulted in Richard acquiring any artistic ability. Reading is another hobby of his, he particularly enjoys works of historical non-fiction and biographies. In his down time, he can be found watching movies. War movies, period films, and documentaries are amongst his favorite genres. In his down time, he enjoys completing crossword puzzles.

Some of Our Google Reviews

I had my first trouble with law couple of months and we found Edmund Chang. He helped me through all the process professionally moreover, he really cares about my best interest, he will check if I comfortable with all decisions we were going to make and if not, he will not push it. Other things that really stand out, he is approachable as well as responsive to follow up. In the end, we settled the case and I can move on.read more
Krystal Stacy
17:19 15 Jun 18
I was charged with over 0.80 and Impaired Driving charges. I didn't think I had any chance, but Justin Marchant managed to get me out with a careless driving charge. Thanks to him, I don't have a criminal record!!! Very friendly, sharp, professional, and dedicated individual. He did a great job prepping me for the trial, and prepping for the case. I highly recommend this firm, as if it wasn't for them, I'm not sure what would have happened to my life. I made a nasty mistake, one which I will never ever make again. Some lessons have a big price to be learned.read more
Sean Jamali
15:20 07 Jun 18
Recently I was charged with over .80, Justin Marchand help me WIN this charge, from the moment I contacted him, he was very professional and upfront, He always responded to my calls and answered all my questions, He prepared me really well before trial. I would 100% recommend him and his team, Job Well done… “Sometimes good people make mistakes”read more
S F
17:16 07 Jun 18
Mr. Marchand is an amazing lawyer. He is very personable and professional. My case was a very long and drawn out case, but Mr. Marchand always kept up with everything and I was always well informed. I really appreciated that he would take the time to fully explain his thought process/strategy and was never condescending. Even though this was a stressful time, Mr. Marchand made it a great experience and took care of everything.read more
Rochelle Jenifer
17:30 15 Jun 18
Once again amazing ! I am writing this review as I always refer my friends to this firm. THEY ARE THE BEST ! My friend was pulled over at the us border on a random check and in turn got charged with a refusal. My friend did not know that refusing to take a breathalyzer was a criminal offence. In fact as soon as he realized it he asked the officers to take it but they refused him. In turn he was charged with a refusal. Aitken Robertson specializes in DUI and cases such as this.. so it was an immediate call to them that i put in for him. Right then and there they took over. As usual, they offered a payment plan and of course they took care of everything all the pre-trial meetings etc. Justin was the laywer for him and not only is he the MOST thorough he is the most out for justice. He found the errors that the officers made and he used it to my friends advantage. He went above and beyond to find the best resolution with the crown. He went above and beyond to give my friend all his options. And the best part is that NO CRIMINAL CHARGES. It was reduced basically down to a speeding ticket as a result of Justins hard work. The whole firm is stellar. They take time to go through your disclosure to confirm any and all details are correct.The justice system is a corrupted one and im thankful these lawyers know how to find a way to help us through that. Justin once again did an amazing job. Susan at the firm is great she helps out with payment plans etc. Brenda is great. Robert of course its just a great team of laywers. Do not go anywhere else ! I will recommend them time and time again.read more
TAYLOR STEVENS
19:28 26 Jun 18
When my daughter's boyfriend had a problem I looked up Jordan Tekenos-Levy. Jordan did an amazing job defending this young man. He showed compassion and care in a very sensitive issue. Jordan is a great lawyer, he fights hard for his clients and ensures their loved ones are kept in the loop during the entire process. He is honest and doesn't sugar coat the situation. I would highly recommend his services. We owe him a huge debt of gratitude and I wish him all the best in the future.read more
Laurene Smith
02:58 16 Nov 18
I was falsely accused of a crime and I sought out representation. I did not know exactly where to go, I was in a panic as I've never seriously run afoul with law enforcement. Mr. Nathan Baker and his staff were assigned to my case, and I am thankful that they were. Knowing I was innocent I still was worried about how everything was going to play out as I wondered 'how could this even be happening'. Mr Baker and his staff helped walk me through the court process that was completely unfamiliar to me, besides what Id seen on television. It was a two year process, and every step of the way all my questions and inquisitions were answered and put at ease. I give this Firm my full endorsement, they believed in me, supported my case and followed through on every detail pertaining to it, and defended me to a correct Not Guilty verdict. For that I will be forever grateful. I've never had the need for an attorney to represent me before the false accusation, and I hope I never need it again. But if I do, I'd want this firm to represent me.read more
Zak Piva
03:06 28 Oct 18
I would like to thank the lawyers at Aitken Robertson especially Philip Stiles and Lavina Inbar for helping me thru this most difficult time.Everyone i was in contact with were very polite and professional.Being a very high stress time of my life i could not have been happier to hear a "Not Guilty " verdict.I will always recommend Aitken Robertson to anyone i hear of needing a good lawyer.Thank you all very muchMauriceread more
Maurice Flight
20:22 31 Oct 18
Justin provided thorough and caring representation for my friend who had a court proceedings. I would recommend Justin and the Aitken Robertson team to anyone in a similar situation. Thanks!
Rexy H
19:26 08 Sep 18
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