J.D., University of Ottawa – 2011
M.A., York University – 2008
B.A. Hons., York University – 2007
Brian Weingarten is a Toronto criminal lawyer who has successfully represented clients at all levels of Court in Ontario including the Ontario Court of Appeal. He represented clients charged in connection with complex RCMP and local “Police Projects.” He has a particular interest in cases that involve the execution of search warrants, and those that raise the prospect of the violation of one’s fundamental rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Prior to opening his own firm, Brian articled at a national Bay Street firm in Toronto. During his articles he focused his attention upon criminal, “white collar crime,” civil fraud, and large scale commercial litigation matters. During his time at the firm he published articles in the areas of corporate criminal fraud and commercial litigation. He further assisted on matters under the Extradition Act, Securities Act, Competition Act, and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act.
Brian has also been retained by fellow criminal defence lawyers to review search warrants in select cases, and to provide opinions and strategic advice concerning possible deficiencies by police.
Brian has an interest in “white collar crime” matters. He has experience in large scale cases involving fraud and mischief to data matters under the Criminal Code of Canada. He has also represented clients facing investigations and prosecutions for matters such as fraud and unregistered trading under the Ontario Securities Act, as well as prosecutions under the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act.
When not working on his own cases, Brian assists as volunteer appellate counsel before the Toronto Summary Conviction Appeal Court program, which is operated through the University of Toronto’s Downtown Legal Services.
Brian believes in the pursuit of social justice and has also volunteered his time as a case reviewer for Innocence Canada. Above all, he strongly believes that everyone is entitled to a thorough, and skillful defence, regardless of nature of the charges.