Daniel Brown Law LLP, a Toronto-based boutique law firm specializing in criminal trials and appeals, is looking for an associate lawyer for our Toronto office.

About Daniel Brown Law LLP

For nearly two decades, Daniel Brown Law LLP has represented organizations and individuals in criminal litigation at trial and on appeal. Recognized as one of Canada’s best criminal defence boutiques by Canadian Lawyer Magazine, we remain dedicated to superior advice and advocacy through the same innovation and dedication on which our firm was founded. We regularly appear before courts across the province, the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada on complex, serious, and precedent-setting cases.

Job description:

We are seeking 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, interested in managing and litigating their own assigned trial and appellate matters, as well as acting as second chair for all kinds of criminal cases.

We’re looking for a lawyer who thinks critically, works well with a team, and can effectively manage their time on a wide range of tasks. While prior criminal law experience is an asset, it’s not a mandatory requirement for the position.

The associate’s work assignments would include:

  • Conducting initial consultations with clients to assess client goals and provide legal advice
  • Representing clients throughout their case, including pre-trial negotiations and court preparation
  • Drafting applications, factums, and other court documents
  • Legal research
  • Conducting bail hearings
  • Arguing contested applications
  • Representing clients at trial or appeals
  • Legal writing including content for books, papers and articles

Daniel Brown Law takes mentorship seriously. In addition to working collaboratively on the firm’s files alongside senior lawyers, we will regularly meet to discuss emerging legal issues and trial strategy as well as professional development.  The chosen candidate will also get an opportunity to learn how to build all aspects of their criminal defence practice from the ground up.

We encourage applications from equity-seeking groups.


The salary range for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s skills and experience, plus benefits, insurance, and Law Society fees. This position is eligible for annual salary review and the potential for both bonus and profit-sharing opportunities.

How to apply:

Apply by forwarding a cover letter, resumé, writing sample, transcripts, and two reference letters or the names of two referees to Daniel Brown at [email protected]. All applications will be held in confidence. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Application Deadline: May 20, 2022

Start date: Summer 2022 (though flexible)