As an experienced criminal trial lawyer I understand that most peoples involvement with the justice system is
infrequent and can be a nerve-wracking experience. It can be a very emotional time with
numerous new concerns, whether it be in the criminal or civil justice stream. How will the
outcome of the case affect you or your family? How does the system work? Where do you go
from here? It can be a time when you lose sleep and go through emotional swings but it
doesnt have to be. By working with a knowledgeable lawyer who has your best
interests in mind you can alleviate much of the stress related to your case.
my years as a criminal trial lawyer I have successfully
represented individuals charged with many different offences.
From the most serious allegations of Murder to the most minor
case of Mischief. Over the years I have been a presenter at a
number of Continuing Education Programs for Criminal Lawyers as
well as mentoring young criminal lawyers as they begin their
While my practice is focused on providing defence representation
I have been contracted in order to prosecute matters where Crown
Counsel and the Attorney General are conflicted from acting
(situations where charges have been laid against a crown
counsel, police officer, or individual with a relationship with
someone in the Office of the Attorney General).
During my years in the criminal justice
system I have had benefit of representing individuals on a
number of high-profile cases. These experiences have provided me
with important media experience allowing me to represent my
client's best interests not only in the courts but also in the
Through my years of practice I have
developed experience and understanding in criminal law, which allows me to offer client focused solutions and
strategies for my clients. While I represent clients throughout
southern Ontario, my practice is centered in the Greater Toronto
Area with the majority of my criminal matters being
heard in the Halton, Peel, Toronto and Hamilton areas. This area
incorporates the following municipalities; Oakville, Burlington,
Milton, Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Hamilton, Halton
Hills, Acton, Waterdown, and Toronto. My practice covers all
Criminal Code, Drug, and Youth Criminal Justice Act Offences. As
a result of my experience and education I have become the first
Criminal Lawyer in Halton to be Certified by the Law Society of
Upper Canada as a
Specialist in Criminal Law.
This site will provide you with
information about myself and my criminal law practice. It will let you know about my background and what areas of law I practice, as
well as giving you an idea of how much importance I put on client care and communication.
I invite you to look through the site and learn a little about my
philosophy and how I may be able to help you in this troubling time. If, after exploring
the site, you feel that I might be the right lawyer for you, please call me at 905 338
0756 in order to arrange a confidential consultation.
Brendan Neil,B.H.K JD. CS