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Talented, experienced and effective criminal trial and appeal lawyers.

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Criminal Law Firm

For nearly two decades, our criminal defence lawyers have conducted hundreds of trials and appeals. Daniel Brown and his legal team have defended cases at all levels of criminal court and acquired the experience, expertise and personal contacts essential to tailoring a defence that fits your unique set of circumstances.   Our track record and experience speaks for itself.

What we do

Few experiences are as scary and potentially life changing as being confronted with a criminal charge. The outcomes for your personal or professional life can be significant.

Our lawyers find innovative ways to help clients solve criminal law problems beginning at the investigation stage of a case all the way to trial. We work tirelessly to protect our clients from disruption to their life, business and reputation.

While the firm’s clients come from a wide range of occupations and backgrounds, most of our clients are professionals who find themselves in unfamiliar trouble with the law.

We approach every case with the same uncompromising dedication to our client’s best interests and we pride ourselves on achieving the best possible result at the earliest stage of the proceedings. Our clients expect and deserve nothing less.

Criminal Law Practice Areas

PRE-CHARGE ADVOCACY

We are experts in negotiating with the police on behalf of clients to prevent criminal charges from being laid. Our most successful advocacy is often stopping a criminal case from entering the court system.

POLICE INVESTIGATIONS

Our legal services include witness interviews, document review, legal and reputational analysis and negotiations with law enforcement and prosecutors. We help clients who choose to cooperate with police to protect their own interests.

CRISIS MANAGEMENT

We provide crisis management advice to our professional clients and their businesses, helping them navigate potentially harmful media exposure or public attention. Our biggest successes are the clients you never hear or read about in the news.

CRIMINAL TRIALS

If criminal charges are laid, our defence lawyers have the skill, creativity and experience to successfully defend the case in court.  Our reputation with prosecutors and judges helps to maximize results at all stages of a criminal case.

LEGAL OPINIONS & ADVICE

We provide legal advice to individuals and businesses about their legal rights and obligations. We are often consulted by organizations and individuals who are called to respond to active police investigations.

CRIMINAL APPEALS

We regularly argue complex criminal law appeals at all levels of court including the Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Who We Are

If you are charged with a crime, choosing the right criminal law firm to defend you will be the most important choice you will ever make.

At Daniel Brown Law, our team of criminal defence lawyers have one primary goal: to expertly solve your legal problem as quickly, discreetly and efficiently as possible. 

However complex or simple the matter, clients receive incisive legal advice, discretion, uncompromising professionalism, and relentless, results-driven advocacy.

Taking complete advantage of the individual skills and talents of our criminal law team, Daniel Brown Law provides legal services to our clients effectively and economically, leaving no stone unturned. Our goal is to ensure that you and your matter receive personalized attention at all stages of your case.

Our mission is to achieve successful results for your criminal case while maintaining the highest level of professionalism and ethical standards.

Daniel Brown Law’s criminal defence practice extends to all types of indictable and summary conviction trials and appeal.

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Criminal appeal lawyers

Daniel Brown Law is recognized as one of Canada’s leading criminal appeal litigation firms. We maintain a large and varied appellate practice encompassing both criminal and administrative appeals in Ontario.

Our team of criminal appeal lawyers include former judicial appeal clerks who possess insider knowledge about what it takes to win an appeal as well as experienced appeal lawyers recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada for Appellate Law and Criminal Defence excellence.

Collectively, our criminal appeal lawyers have litigated some of the most significant, challenging and precedent-setting criminal law appeals at all levels of appeal courts in Ontario including the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.

We offer unparalleled practical experience to our appellate clients and have earned the trust and respect of the courts at all levels.

Learn more about criminal law appeals including how to apply for an appeal bail, how to defend against an appeal initiated by the Crown Attorney and how to appeal a Provincial Offences Act conviction.

Criminal Appeal Lawyers

Daniel Brown Law is recognized as one of Canada’s leading criminal appeal litigation firms. We maintain a large and varied appellate practice encompassing both criminal and administrative appeals in Ontario.

Our team of criminal appeal lawyers include former judicial appeal clerks who possess insider knowledge about what it takes to win an appeal as well as experienced appeal lawyers recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada for Appellate Law and Criminal Defence excellence.

Collectively, our criminal appeal lawyers have litigated some of the most significant, challenging and precedent-setting criminal law appeals at all levels of appeal courts in Ontario including the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.

We offer unparalleled practical experience to our appellate clients and have earned the trust and respect of the courts at all levels.

Learn more about criminal law appeals including how to apply for an appeal bail, how to defend against an appeal initiated by the Crown Attorney and how to appeal a Provincial Offences Act conviction.

OUR FIRM IN THE NEWS

We are known and respected for our in-depth understanding of criminal law issues. That’s why Canada’s leading news networks regularly ask us to provide insight and commentary on important legal topics or cases.

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AWARD WINNING LAWYERS

Our work is award winning.

Daniel Brown Law has been repeatedly recognized as a Top Criminal Law Boutique by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. The firm is also a recipient of multiple Readers’ Choice Awards from the Toronto Star in the categories of Best Law Firm and Best Legal Services.

Both Daniel Brown and Mark Halfyard have also been selected by their peers for inclusion in both The Best Lawyers in Canada as well as Post City Magazine’s 2022 Top Lawyers List.

Colleen McKeown was named one of Precedent Magazine’s Precedent Setters for 2022.

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AWARD WINNING LAWYERS

Our work is award winning.

Daniel Brown Law has been repeatedly recognized as a top Criminal Law Boutique by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. The firm is also a winner of multiple Readers’ Choice Awards from the Toronto Star for Best Law Firm and Best Legal Services.

Both Daniel Brown and Mark Halfyard have also been selected by their peers for inclusion in both The Best Lawyers in Canada as well as Post City Magazine’s 2022 Top Lawyers List

Colleen McKeown was named one of Precedent Magazine’s Precedent Setters in 2022.

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OUR LATEST BLOG POSTS

Daniel Brown Law Welcomes Our Newest Associate – Teodora Pasca

Daniel Brown Law Welcomes Our Newest Associate – Teodora Pasca

Daniel Brown Law LLP is thrilled to announce the addition of Teodora Pasca who joins us as an associate.Teodora’s practice focuses on criminal trials and appeals. She believes everyone in the criminal justice system should be treated with dignity and respect, and...

SCC Upholds  Bill C51’s Sexual Offence Regime as Constitutional

SCC Upholds Bill C51’s Sexual Offence Regime as Constitutional

Thursday morning, the Supreme Court of Canada released its much-anticipated decision regarding the constitutionality of the Bill C-51 Amendments. In R v. J.J. ,the majority decision upheld the amendments as constitutional in their entirety, while at the same time...

We’re Hiring an Associate

We’re Hiring an Associate

We’re looking for an associate with a passion for criminal defence work to join our growing team of trial and appeal lawyers. The ideal candidate is a 0-5 year call. Check out our job posting for all the details.

Client Testimonials

The best choice for experience and reliability, Daniel Brown and his team put in work to not just fight, but to win cases.

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Darryl J.

Daniel Brown Law is honestly the only choice of lawyer anybody should go with if you happen to get into legal issues. His whole team is so professional and knowledgeable and takes time to explain the entire process.

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Jussi H.

I would highly recommend the professional and talented lawyers at this firm. The lawyers all worked as a cohesive team to ensure that I had the best possible defence.

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Gary H.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

The best choice for experience and reliability, Daniel Brown and his team put in work to not just fight, but to win cases.

Darryl J.

Daniel Brown Law is honestly the only choice of lawyer anybody should go with if you happen to get into legal issues. His whole team is so professional and knowledgeable and takes time to explain the entire process.

5 star review- Daniel Brown Law

Jussi H.

I would highly recommend the professional and talented lawyers at this firm. The lawyers all worked as a cohesive team to ensure that I had the best possible defence.

5 star review- Daniel Brown Law

Gary H.

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Contact Daniel Brown Law at (416) 297-7200 to discuss your case.