The Criminal Justice System

With over 25 years of experience working as defence counsel in both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice, Nadia has represented both adult and young persons across Ontario facing charges ranging from shoplifting, domestic assault, sexual assault, robbery and murder. Nadia has represented persons who have raised the defence of not criminally responsible, both in criminal court and later, before the Ontario Review Board.

For over ten years, Nadia has also served as a Crown Attorney on a per diem basis. This has allowed Nadia to appreciate the issues and challenges faced by Crown Attorney’s in presenting and reviewing allegations of criminal conduct.

Over the years Nadia has come to appreciate that there is quite often an underlying cause behind allegations of criminal conduct. She has developed a unique approach when defending her clients or when representing complainants. Nadia recognizes there is often a benefit to taking a creative approach and working “outside the box”. She has teamed up with various agencies, mental health and addiction professionals, as well as her clients’ family members and friends to provide her clients with the support they require as they navigate through the criminal justice system and beyond.