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Yasmine Al-Zaman - Oshawa Criminal Lawyer


  • Call to the Bar, Ontario, 2018
  • J.D., University of Calgary, AB, 2017
  • M.Sc., Vrije University, Holland, 2009
  • B.A., (Honours) York University, 2006

Before joining Aitken Robertson, Yasmine worked at the Ministry of Attorney General’s office, the largest firm in Canada. She enjoyed contributing to meaningful public interest work, while gaining exposure into the inner workings of the government. In her role at the Agency and Tribunal Relations Division (ATRD), Yasmine assisted the government with the professional regulation and oversight of varied agencies including the Police Services, Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (SJTO), Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and Legal Aid Ontario (LAO).

Yasmine also worked at the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD), a government agency responsible for overseeing police conduct, flagged by members of the public. Yasmine gained extensive insight into how Charter violations by the police are dealt with through formal investigations and regulatory enforcement. She understands the manner in which police misconduct can lead to police prosecution as well as improved policies and services provided by policing organizations.

Helping people receive fair representation and have their voices heard has always been a passion for Yasmine. In fact, she earned an Access to Justice Award for her outstanding volunteering contributions to Pro Bono Law Alberta (PBLA) legal clinics. During this time, Yasmine assisted with duty counsel work in the areas of criminal, civil and family law. She worked closely with self-represented individuals and helped them navigate through what often felt like a foreign and intimidating court system. For Yasmine, the act of simplifying the complex legal process and facilitating the understanding of one’s legal rights continues to be a rewarding experience.

In law school, Yasmine volunteered with the Student Legal Assistance (SLA) legal clinic where she provided legal services to individuals facing criminal charges. Yasmine developed a keen interest in Charter rights as they related to those accused of criminal offences. While working on cases including Theft, Assault, Mischief, Uttering Threats, Harassment, Dangerous/Impaired Driving and Trespassing, Yasmine sought to protect her clients’ Charter rights and advocated zealously to resolve their case. As Yasmine appreciates the gravity of clients’ concerns for potential penalties, she employs her acquired dispute resolution strategies to achieve the best possible outcome. Yasmine placed second at a Negotiation Competition in law school and has a Certificate in the Stitt, Feld and Handy Negotiation Course.

Yasmine’s patience, compassion and understanding allow her to work collaboratively and effectively with her clients. She appreciates the level of fear and confusion most people feel when confronted with the legal system. With that in mind, Yasmine puts her best foot forward to offer quality legal services. After all, she relies on the ‘word of mouth’ of her clients to reach others who are searching for reliable legal representation.

Yasmine strongly believes in community service. As such, she makes time to volunteer for Pro Bono Ontario (PBO), The Refugee Hub and the Blue Hills Child and Family Centre’s Mediation Services. Through these outlets, Yasmine is able to contribute to access to justice, which is a subject matter that she is devoted to.

In her free time, Yasmine likes to travel internationally, learn new languages and practice playing the tabla, a membranophone percussion instrument. Given her competitive nature, Yasmine also likes to challenge her family and friends to a game of Squash.

Yasmine works primarily out of the Oshawa Office. She is fluent in both Arabic and Farsi.

Yasmine Al-Zaman is a lawyer and is licensed by the Law Society of Ontario.

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 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 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
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 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 more
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 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 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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