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ANDREW BURGESS is a Toronto lawyer practicing criminal, regulatory and select civil litigation. He offers smart advocacy at great value.
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ABOUT ANDREW

Andrew is a Toronto lawyer practicing criminal and regulatory law, as well as select civil litigation.  He conducts both trials and appeals and has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, including the Supreme Court of Canada.  He has worked with the best lawyers in the country and brings this experience to bear for his own clients in every case.

After graduating from law school at the top of his class, Andrew clerked for Chief Justice McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada.  Since his call to the bar, he has worked with some of Canada’s top criminal defence lawyers as an associate at Addario Law Group LLP, and with some of Canada’s top commercial litigators as an associate at Stikeman Elliott LLP.  Throughout, he has tackled difficult legal problems in environments requiring the highest standards of excellence.  Starting his own firm has enabled him to provide this same high quality representation at competitive rates.

The legal profession is more than just a job to Andrew.  He is passionate about legal issues and is an active member of the Toronto community.  He has acted for civil liberties organizations in their efforts to protect the constitutional rights of criminal defendants, including at the Supreme Court of Canada.  He volunteers as duty counsel at the Ontario Superior Court and writes and lectures about criminal and constitutional issues.  He has previously taught trial advocacy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and was on the Executive Committee of the Young Lawyers Division of the Ontario Bar Association.  He also volunteers with the Teen Legal Helpline, where he provides legal advice to Toronto youth.

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.

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Expertise

Andrew acts for individuals charged with all types of criminal offences.  He has experience conducting both criminal trials and appeals and has acted for individuals facing charges ranging from shoplifting to murder.  No matter what the charges, Andrew treats every case as a top priority and gives it his full attention.  He knows how difficult and stressful the experience of facing criminal proceedings can be for his clients.  He seeks to understand each of his client’s unique perspectives and fights to protect their legal rights.

Andrew has broad experience in regulatory litigation.  He has represented individuals and corporations charged with quasi-criminal offences related to issues such as land-use, construction and environmental protection.  He has acted for commercial parties in Securities Commission proceedings, and for professionals facing professional discipline hearings.  His experience at elite firms practicing both criminal and civil litigation makes Andrew uniquely suited to regulatory defence work, which often involves the application of criminal law principles to sophisticated commercial contexts.

Andrew represents clients in select civil and commercial disputes, especially those related to criminal and/or regulatory law.  He has acted for clients in cases involving securities law, fraud, defamation law, human rights law and constitutional law, among others.  By keeping his operation lean, Andrew is able to litigate complex cases efficiently and keep costs manageable for his clients.

Contact

To schedule an appointment, email andrew@andrewburgesslaw.ca or call 416-562-5137.

416-562-5137

647-256-3548

866-677-9338

andrew@andrewburgesslaw.ca

111 Queen St E, South Building, Suite 450, Toronto, ON M5C 1S2