Toronto Criminal Lawyer | Brian Weingarten
Brian Weingarten (B.A., M.A., J.D.) is a Toronto criminal lawyer. Brian obtained his law degree from the University of Ottawa. He articled at a national Bay Street firm in Toronto. During his articles he focused his attention upon pure 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.
After articling, Brian decided to pursue his true passion for criminal law and joined a notable Toronto criminal defence firm before opening Brian Weingarten Defence Law.
Brian also holds a Specialized Honours B.A. and a Master’s degree in political science from York University. During his Master’s he focused his research upon the evolution of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the role that advocacy groups play at the Supreme Court of Canada.
As a result of his diverse criminal law background, Brian is well positioned to handle an exceptionally broad range of criminal and regulatory matters and is equally comfortable both in the courtroom and in the boardroom.
Brian’s has successfully represented clients at all levels of Court in Ontario including the Ontario Court of Appeal. He has also represented clients charged in connection with complex RCMP and local “Police Projects.” Brian 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.
Brian also has an interest in “white collar crime” matters. His experience involves proceedings under the Competition Act, criminal fraud and mischief to data matters under the Criminal Code of Canada.
Brian has also represented clients facing investigations and prosecutions for matters such as fraud, and unregistered trading under the Ontario Securities Act.
Brian believes in the pursuit of social justice and volunteers his time as a case reviewer for the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC). He also acts as counsel for the 361 University Ave. Superior Court Summary Conviction Appeal Duty Counsel Program.
Above all, he strongly believes that everyone is entitled to a thorough, skillful and vigorous defence, regardless of nature of the charges.