Firm Overview

Founded in 1995 and featuring an experienced team of lawyers with more than a century of combined experience, Hicks Adams LLP is well-positioned to defend clients against a variety of criminal charges, from the most minor to the most serious.

As one of the largest criminal law firms in Canada, Hicks Adams LLP has everything necessary to marshal a successful and strong defence on behalf of our clients. We have 20 lawyers, four articling students and an extensive support staff. We also have a vast network of experts in various disciplines relevant to the practice of criminal defence. We work with toxicologists who help us gather and analyze the facts necessary to defend against DUI charges, as well as firearms experts in murder cases. Furthermore, as Hicks Adams LLP is a wholly computerized law firm with an extensive library, our lawyers are able to keep their legal knowledge current and have access to all the legal information they require to skilfully defend our clients.

Our Lawyers are at Your Side Every Step of the Way
Not only do our resources position us to succeed, the size of our team allows us to stand by our clients at every court appearance, even the most minor. Our lawyers will travel anywhere in Ontario to support our clients. Our clients are never left standing in the courtroom by themselves, wondering what to do. They always have someone by their side protecting their rights.

Contact Us for a Free Criminal Defence Consultation
Our respected Toronto criminal defence lawyers are ready to defend your rights. Call us at 416-975-1700 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Start Your Legal Career in Criminal Law with Hicks Adams LLP in Toronto

Hicks Adams LLP is a 19-member firm whose practice is restricted to criminal and quasi-criminal cases. There are two partners and 18 associates of varying levels of experience. We litigate cases at all levels of court including POA trials, summary conviction trials and appeals. The core of the practice, however, focuses on the conduct of trials in indictable matters. Several members of the firm are frequent visitors to the Court of Appeal for Ontario and have numerous reported decisions to their credit.

The firm is also involved in conducting private prosecutions under various Provincial statutes that regulate workplace safety issues. An articling student can expect regular exposure to cases at all levels of court, save perhaps the Supreme Court of Canada. The students are largely responsible for running the firm’s busy set-date court lists, reviewing initial disclosure, and conferring with clients and counsel assigned to their cases to ensure that the matters are brought through the initial, administrative phase of the court system in a timely and effective manner. Students can also expect a liberal exposure to the preparation of case briefs, charter motions, bail reviews, bail pending appeal applications, and the drafting of facts, affidavits, memoranda of law and instructions from clients.

Students will often be given the opportunity to attend with counsel on cases where they have played a role in its preparation; this includes trials, preliminary enquiries and the occasional appeal.

Each year we hire five articling students and five summer students. We accept applications for articling positions in accordance with LSUC guidelines and we interview in the same period as set out by the LSUC. We require a cover letter, C.V., transcripts (undergrad and law school), letter of references and a writing sample if available.

Applications and enquiries should be directed to Holly Smith at 416-975-1700 ext. 223 or toll free: 1-877-975-1700, or via email at hluong@h-b-a.ca.

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For a Free Criminal Defence Consultation

When looking for criminal defence lawyer in Ontario, visit Hicks Adams LLP. Our experienced lawyers are ready to defend your rights in Toronto or anywhere in Ontario.

Call us at 416-975-1700 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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