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ANDREW BURGESS is a lawyer practicing in Toronto. He fights to protect the rights and interests of those charged with criminal and regulatory offences.


Andrew represents individuals charged with all types of offences. He conducts both trials and appeals and has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also acted for civil liberties organizations in their efforts to protect the constitutional rights of criminal defendants.

Andrew is passionate about his work. He understands how difficult and stressful the experience of facing charges can be for his clients and he strives to give them peace of mind. He seeks to understand his clients’ unique perspectives and fights to protect their legal rights and to advance their legal interests.

Andrew has a broad and varied experience in the law and this allows him to bring a fresh, creative perspective to his cases. Following his graduation from law school, he clerked for several judges at the British Columbia Supreme Court and then for Chief Justice McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada. Prior to starting his own firm, he was an associate at one of Canada’s top criminal defence firms and, before that, was an associate in the litigation group of one of Canada’s top corporate and commercial firms.

When not representing his clients in court, Andrew is an active member of the Toronto legal community. He writes and lectures about criminal and constitutional issues, has taught trial advocacy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and was previously on the Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the Ontario Bar Association. He also volunteers with the Teen Legal Helpline.

Andrew obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto and his law degree from the University of British Columbia. He is fluently bilingual and can represent clients in English or French.

Andrew Burgess Law


Andrew offers a variety of legal services to those facing criminal or regulatory proceedings at flexible and reasonable rates.  Clients can retain Andrew to represent them through every step of their proceeding, for a single step (such as a bail hearing), or for a discrete opinion (such as, for example, the viability of an appeal).

Andrew assists other lawyers on a contract basis. He provides legal research and writing services, drafts court documents including appellate facta, provides litigation support, and attends court appearances.

Andrew accepts JusticeNet clients and Legal Aid certificates in certain cases. Retainers are required. The amount of the retainer varies depending on the service requested. Payment can be made by Interac e-transfer, cash, cheque, or credit card.


To schedule an appointment, email or call 416-562-5137.




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