Michelle Johal was called to the ontario bar in 2002. After completing her Honour’s Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto she attended Queen’s Law School with its renowned criminal law program.
She started her criminal law career in 2005 as an associate with a busy criminal law firm located next to the Scarborough courthouse. She worked in that capacity for seven years gaining considerable experience and appeared at all levels of court in Ontario.
In 2011, she left the firm to start her own practice. She now has Peel-based practice and travels throughout the Greater Toronto Area representing defendants charged with a variety of criminal offences.
Over her career, Michelle has successfully defended individuals charged with offences ranging from theft to homicide.
Michelle is the Vice President of the Criminal Lawyers Association. The Criminal Lawyers’ Association (CLA) is Canada’s most prominent Criminal law specialty association and a leading voice for criminal justice and civil liberties in Canada.
She is a frequent lecturer with the Law Society of Ontario Continuing Professional Development program and a destination Continuing Professional Development program. She has also lectured at the Criminal Lawyers Association Conferences, the Ontario Bar Association, and the National Judicial Institute.
In 2019, she was honoured to be given the opportunity to become an instructor as part of the Trial Advocacy course, taught to upper year students at Osgoode Hall Law School. She has also acted as an advisor at Ryerson’s Law Practice Program.
She has authored articles for local news media and has been invited as a guest speaker on a popular local television program. To watch her appearance on the Agenda with Steve Paiken, click here.
Today, Michelle has a proven track record of success. Click here to read more about her recent successes.
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- Vice President of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association
- Member of the Law Society of Ontario, Peel Criminal Lawyer’s Association and the South Asian Bar Association
- Frequent lecturer with the Law Society of Ontario Continuing Professional Development program
- Lectured at the Fall Criminal Lawyers Association conference
- Instructed the Trial Advocacy course taught to upper-year students at Osgoode Hall Law School
- Acted as an advisor at Ryerson’s Law Practice Program
- Authored articles for local news media
- Invited as a guest speaker on a popular local television program, The Agenda, with Steve Paiken
Michelle Johal In The News
Michelle Johal is respected for her criminal law knowledge and has been consulted by local media outlets including the CBC , Brampton Guardian publication and the Agenda with Steve Paiken to provide her legal opinions.
Michelle Johal on the CBC News:
Michelle Johal Practices Exclusively In The Area Of Criminal Law.
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