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James Mencel

Associate

Tel: (844) 395-4084 ext. 226 | jmencel@lcp-law.com

James is dedicated to protecting the rights of his clients and committed to ensuring that they receive the best possible outcome, from bail hearing to trial to appeal. He prides himself on his creative and tireless approach to litigation and is relentless in ensuring that guilty pleas are entered only as a last resort.

James completed his Juris Doctor degree at Osgoode Hall Law School. He also holds an honours degree in History and Music from Queen’s University where he graduated with distinction.

While in law school, James was involved with the school’s legal clinic (CLASP). As a student caseworker, and then as a criminal law division leader, James successfully defended clients and obtained numerous withdrawals and acquittals for various summary conviction offences. James also worked as a research assistant for a notable professor, researching primarily in the areas of access to justice and the provision of legal services to low-income individuals.

After graduation, James articled at a busy Toronto criminal defence firm, which he then joined as an associate following his call to the bar. James appears before all levels of court in Ontario and has successfully defended clients charged with serious offences in both judge alone and jury trials. In 2020, James joined Lockyer Posner Craig where he continues to vigorously defend his clients with diligence and respect, no matter the alleged offence.

You can reach James on his personal cell phone at 416-859-6022.