BRAD BURGESS

Associate

Tel: (416) 847-2560 x229 | bburgess@lcp-law.com

After graduating from York University with a B.A. in Political Science, Brad received his L.L.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2007. Brad articled with Lockyer Campbell Posner and joined the firm as an associate after his call to the Ontario Bar in 2008.

In law school, Brad focused his studies in criminal law. He was a member of the law school’s Innocence Project, and participated in its Criminal Law Intensive Program. It was while in law school that Brad first recognized the effect of the huge imbalance in the power and resources of the Crown and those of the vast majority of people accused of a crime. Very early on in his legal education Brad decided to devote his career to helping those charged with criminal offences defend themselves against criminal accusations. Since beginning his practice Brad has consistently achieved the best possible outcome for his clients.

Brad takes pride in his commitment to his clients. His philosophy is to work with his clients as a team, right from the bail hearing through to the successful disposition of the case, to ensure their best interests are protected. He prides himself on always being available to his clients by phone at 647-668-7090.

Experience

During his years of practice Brad has conducted countless trials, both in Provincial Court and the Ontario Superior Court, and has argued appeals at the Court of Appeal for Ontario. He has successfully defended clients charged with assault, sexual assault, aggravated assault, possession of narcotics, trafficking narcotics, possession of a firearm, discharging a firearm, obstructing justice, fraud, and homicide. Brad has earned the respect of fellow members of the defence bar and Crown Attorneys alike and has built a reputation for being a gifted strategist and a tenacious trial lawyer. But most importantly, Brad has built a reputation for winning trials.

In addition to his vast experience in criminal law, Brad has also successfully conducted appeals in the Tax Court of Canada and has defended provincial offences and regulatory offences.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offence, Brad will assist you with exacting standards of competence and professionalism.

Education

B.A., Political Science, York University – 2002
L.L.B., Osgoode Hall Law School – 2007

Call To The Bar

Called to the Ontario Bar – June 2007

Professional Memberships

Toronto Lawyers Association

  •  Notable Cases
    • R. v. S.M. – Client charged with forcible confinement and aggravated assault. Client found not guilty by a jury.

      R. v. T.B. – Client charged with murder and attempted murder. Charges stayed after cross-examination of the surviving complainant.

      R. v. D.R. – Client charged with robbery with a firearm and discharge firearm with intent. Client acquitted after trial.

      R. v. Y.S. – Client charged with manslaughter and aggravated assault. Client acquitted by a jury after trial.

      R. v. J.G.L – Client charged with assault causing bodily harm. Acquitted after trial.

      R. v. W.J. – Client charged with, assault with a weapon, robbery with a firearm. Client acquitted after trial in Superior Court.

      R. v. C. C. – Client charged with PFP cocaine. Charter application to exclude the drugs from evidence based on violations of client’s section 8 and 9, and 10(b) Charter rights allowed. Charges dismissed.

      R. v. N. T. – Client charged with uttering death threats towards jail guard. Charges withdrawn after the filing of a section 7 Charter application.

      R. v. D.G. – Client charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and steroids.
      Charter application to exclude the drugs from evidence based on violations of client’s section 8 and 9 Charter rights allowed. Charges dismissed.

      R. v. M.C. – Client charged with PFP cocaine and possession of a firearm. Charges withdrawn after filing of a section 8 Charter application.

      R. v. N.T. – Client charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine after cocaine found in his jail cell. Client acquitted after trial.

      R. v. N.T. – Youth charged with assault with a weapon after an altercation caught on video. Client acquitted after trial.

      R. v. D.W. – Client charged with assault and mischief. Client acquitted after trial.

      R. v. A.N. – Client charged with aggravated assault. Client acquitted after trial in Superior Court.