Stephanie is a HIGHLY SKILLED and passionate advocatE FOR HER CLIENTS. Working at the trial and appellate level, Stephanie brings energy and creativity to her practice, fearlessly advancing novel legal and Charter-based arguments and exploring every available defence. 

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Stephanie received her J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School and her B.A. from McGill University.

Stephanie's practice focuses on criminal, constitutional, quasi-criminal, and professional disciplinary litigation. She also represents clients in select civil matters. 

Stephanie regularly represents individuals facing serious criminal charges, including homicide, charges stemming from large-scale narcotics and firearms investigations ("projects"), domestic assault, and sexual assault. She specializes in complex cases and complex constitutional litigation, such as challenges to legislation, search warrants, and wiretaps.

Stephanie has been counsel on a number of high profile cases, including the 2012 shooting at the Toronto Eaton Centre.

Stephanie practices at all levels of Court in Ontario, including frequently appearing before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Appeal. In addition, she has represented clients in written arguments before the Supreme Court of Canada. 

Stephanie is a member of the Advocate's Society, the Criminal Lawyers' Association, and the Toronto Lawyer's Association.  She sits on the Criminal Lawyers' Association Communications and Media Relations Committee.

Stephanie is passionate about her work with Peacebuilders International, an organization that runs restorative justice programs for youth who have come into contact with the criminal justice system. 

In addition, Stephanie is the Director of Fundraising and Sponsorship for the Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty. As a founding member of the Campaign, Stephanie has dedicated her time and energy to lobbying the federal government to grant automatic pardons to individuals with criminal records for offences relating to personal possession of cannabis.

Finally, Stephanie an active member of the Campaign for the Abolition of Solitary Confinement

 

 

 

IN THE MEDIA:

Law Times: Firm ordered to pay $1.5 million in fees to charity

Canadian Lawyer: OCA overturns ruling in case involving beaten inmate

National Magazine: Trial and error: criminal justice reform

Toronto Star Op Ed: Liberal bill a step backwards for Canadian justice reform

Toronto Star Editorial: Fairer and quicker? Not necessarily under Ottawa's justice reforms?

http://www.slaw.ca/2018/04/01/feds-introduce-justice-reforms-with-c-75/

https://www.toronto.com/news-story/8328104-legal-weed-will-prevent-youth-criminalization-mp-bill-blair-says/

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/8155970-jeremy-hall-receives-new-trial-for-billy-mason-homicide/

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/new-trial-eaton-centre-shooting-1.4216157

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/5657389-mistrial-declared-in-murder-trial-of-jeremy-hall/

https://www.thespec.com/news-story/4421939-jeremy-hall-found-not-guilty/