DONICH LAW

Donich Law is a well established multilingual Toronto Law Firm, offering experienced, creative and skilled legal representation for both domestic and international clients. With a results-oriented approach, our clients benefit from successful and cost-efficient legal solutions.

Through skillful advocacy, we deliver practical legal results in Criminal Defence Civil Litigation. Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, we offer each client comprehensive and creative legal representation. We explore all avenues of success and available strategies.

Irrespective of the size or complexity of the matter, each file is pursued with the same attention to detail. We carefully canvass each matter and utilize its own strengths and unique circumstances. We are proud to provide businesses and individuals creative, practical legal solutions.

We believe in providing our clients with a thorough understanding of their best legal options. Beyond Toronto, we actively service Ajax, Barrie, Bradford, Brampton, Burlington, Guelph, Hamilton, Kitchener, Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oakville, Oshawa, Pickering, Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Vaughan, Whitby and other regions throughout southern Ontario.

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JORDAN DONICH

Jordan Donich is the leading member of Donich Law. His work includes representing clients in English and French in civil litigation and complex criminal defence, specifically Domestic AssaultsImpaired Driving/Over 80, Sex Offences and Financial Crimes.

Jordan Donich has been consulted for expert commentary from CityNews, 680News, CTV, McLeans Magazine, Metro NewsChatelaine Magazine, CBC News, Thomson Reuters, Toronto StarLaw Times, Global News and many other Toronto Media organizations. The Firm has provided expert legal opinion on emerging developments in Internet CrimeDomestic Assault allegations, Financial and Sex Crimes, Cloud Computing and new sophisticated law enforcement Search Tactics.

Mr. Donich regularly defends professionals and first offenders. He has successfully defended employees of CIBC, Canada Boarder Services (CBSA), Canada Pension Plan, Scotiabank, Investors Group, TTC, Local Construction Unions, Hospital Staff, Pharmacists, Institutional Traders, Accountants, Teachers, Paralegals and even internal Law Society staff. He secured a withdrawal of all charges of Assault against the President of a Martial Arts Team competing in 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games in his R. v. J.F. [2015]. Mr. Donich further secured a withdrawal of Assault with a Weapon against a Paralegal in his R. v. M.M [2015]. In August 2016, he resolved an Assault Bodily Harm without a criminal record where the complainant had a broken zygomatic bone in his R. v. R.S. [2016]. In his R. v. A.N. [2013], he secured a withdrawal on all counts of Fraud, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Uttering Forged Documents for a $56,000.00 Royal Bank of Canada financial transaction, in addition to recovering all seized financial assets.

In January, 2017, in his R. v. S.A. [2017], he resolved a $50,000.00 Fraud allegation against a Canada Post employee without a criminal record. In his R. v. S.C. [2015] he resolved a $60,000.00 HomeSense employee fraud ring without a criminal conviction. He further secured a full withdrawal of all counts of Fraud and Theft by a BMO Bank Teller  accused of robbing the bank on the job in his  R. v. G.G [2015]. He has handled a number of complex Shoplifting and Theft allegations in Toronto, in his R. v. K.L. [2015], he secured a full Withdrawal of eight (8) Theft and Fraud Under $5,000 related charges, including Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence. In his R. v. J.A. [2016], he secured a withdrawal of 3 Theft, Attempt Theft and Fraud Charges against the accused who was allegedly involved in an internal employer-employee Theft Ring where $3000.00 in Blue Jays merchandise went missing from the Rogers Center.

jordan-donich-jury-webIn his R. v. R.K. [2014], he secured a withdrawal of Sexual Assault against a Jehovah Witness. In November, 2015, he secured a withdrawal of two counts of Sexual Assault where two female students fabricated an allegations of Sexual Assault in his R. v. K.C. [2015]. He has defended a number of dated Sexual Assault allegations, as far back as 1977 in his R. v. M.M. [2015]. In his R. v. D.N. [2016], after a 3 day trial, he secured a full acquittal on all counts of Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference and Invitation to Sexual Touching where the accused was alleged to have sexually assaulted a 10 year old child a decade ago. In his R. v. M.S. [2014] he defended the “streaker” charged at the Toronto Blue Jays Home Opener. Mr. Donich further secured a withdrawal for Over 80 and Impaired Driving in his R. v. M.Z. [2014], where the driver, a daughter of an OPP officer, flipped the vehicle in a collision and had breathalyzer readings of over 160 mgs. In his R. R. [2015] the accused was found with over 3 Grams of Cocaine, Mr. Donich resolved it without a Criminal Record.

Mr. Donich further secured a withdrawal of Over 80, where a Bay Street Institutional Trader was caught at a RIDE in his R. v. M.V. [2014]. The twelve months prior to April 2015, he secured three separate Careless Driving resolutions for Impaired Driving allegations. He defended a Hollywood Stunt Man charged with Impaired Driving with readings over 300 mgs in his R. v. D.G. [2015]. In his R. v. A.K. [2014], he secured a withdrawal for Possessing a Firearm. In late December, 2014, two days before Christmas, he secured Judicial Interim Release for an Accessory to Murder in Downtown Toronto in his R. v. T.M. [2014]. He further provided expert legal advice regarding seizure of blood samples for a Halloween Murder at Canada’s Wonderland in 2014. In November, 2016, he secured a withdrawal of 9 Sex Charges against a TTC Driver Charged with Nine (9) Sex Crimes, including Luring.

Mr. Donich comes to law from a successful consulting and saldisplay_2004Fes career, having negotiated numerous transactions for some of Canada’s  largest telecommunication providers. He utilizes his years of sales experience in the courtroom to effectively and persuasively represent clients. He has also worked with the Toronto Homicide Squad to broker the transfer of evidence in Murder investigations.

Mr. Donich is also active in sports, including having acquired a black belt in Karate with the Japan Karate Association, for which he obtained a gold medal at the 2004 National Championships. He was also published in 2005 and featured in the National Newspaper Award.

Description: Jordan Donich does his karate training early in the morning on the beach by Lake Ontario in Toronto on Monday Nov. 15, 2004. Photo by: Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press.

 

STUART O’CONNELL

stuartoconnell-u1804-frStuart O’Connell appears regularly before the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice, and many Ontario tribunals. He is known as a Trial and Appellate lawyer, and is often lead trial counsel working in association with the Firm in complex Criminal Defence and Civil Litigation Disputes.

Mr. O’Connell has peer-reviews articles for a number of Canadian law journals. His own written legal arguments have also been presented to and adopted by the Supreme Court of Canada. Previous to his work as a trial litigator, Mr. O’Connell was a Law School Professor, he has taught more than a dozen different law courses at the University and College level. He also continues to be involved in the licensing process for new legal professionals.

Mr. O’Connell received his Law Degree from the University of British Columbia, and articled for Alan D. Gold, widely regarded as one of Canada’s top Criminal Defence lawyers.  Mr. O’Connell attended the Graduate Program in Law at Osgoode Hall Law School and presently holds a Masters in Law with Distinction.

Mr. O’Connell handles complex Civil Litigation and Landlord and Tenant Disputes with the Firm. As litigation counsel, he has successfully advanced a number of contested eviction, non-payment, harassment and other litigious Applications between Tenants and Landlords in Toronto. He has appeared before a number of Tribunals in Southern Ontario, successfully advancing Applications for both Tenants and Landlords as part of the Firm’s litigation team. Mr. O’Connell has also taught Landlord and Tenant Law including to new legal licencing professionals. He has worked with the Firm’s litigation team to evict a number of non-compliant tenants, including high-profile cases where other legal professionals were successfully evicted as Residential Tenants.

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Mr. O’Connell has worked as co-counsel on complex Sexual Assault, Sexual Interference and other sex crime allegations handled by the Firm. He has worked with the Firm in defending a range of sexual assault allegations, specifically dated allegations of sexual assault and incest as far back as 1977. In our R. v. M.M. [2014], the Firm defended the accused charged with Rape and Sexual Assault from nearly 40 years ago. In its R. v. W.C. [2015], the Firm  defended a dated allegation of incest from the complainants father from the 1980s.

Mr. O’Connell has worked as co-counsel with the Firm in the internet crime division, including allegations of Child Pornography and Internet Luring. In the Firm’s  R. v. E.G. [2014], he assisted with one of Toronto’s largest Child Pornography busts, with over 500,000 images and 600 videos of child sexual abuse content seized by Police.

Mr. O’Connell regularly handles complex Impaired Driving and Violent Crime trial litigation. In late December, 2014, two days before Christmas, he assisted in securing Judicial Interim Release for an Accessory to Murder in Downtown Toronto in the Firm’s R. v. T.M. [2014]. He has also handled Impaired Driving Charter Litigation, specifically arguments to exclude breath and blood samples seized by police during their investigation.

Before embarking on his legal career, Mr. O’Connell was an actor and light-heavyweight boxer who fought at Dublin’s National Stadium.

 

DONICH LAW IN THE MEDIA

Jordan Donich - Law Times.Donich Law regularly provides expert commentary to the media regarding new developments in the Law, particularly in the realm of Privacy Law, Financial and Sexual crimes, Impaired Drivng and other emerging areas. In our R. v. J.R. [2015], the Firm secured a withdrawal of Voyeurism against the accused who impersonated the owner of a Toronto Strip Club to solicit explicit photos of women, computer devices and phone records were seized by police. The Firm has also handled a range of other Voyeurism allegations on Public Transit.

We have provided expert commentary on emerging privacy issues, specifically with the development of mobile and cloud computing and the widespread availability of HD Recording devices in new Smartphones and their implications for Privacy Law.

The Firm has been consulted for expert commentary from CityNews, 680News, CTV, McLeans Magazine, Metro NewsThomson Reuters, Chatelaine Magazine, CBC News, Toronto Star, Law TimesGlobal News and many other Toronto Media organizations. The Firm has provided expert legal opinion on emerging developments in Internet Crime, specifically Child Pornography allegations, Financial Crimes, Cloud Computing and new sophisticated law enforcement Search Tactics.The Firm has defended students, teachers, government workers, municipal employees, paralegals and many other young professionals facing charges relating to internet crime.

donich-oconnellThe Firm defended Peel Regions largest Child Pornography sting in 2014 in its R. v. E.G. [2014], where over half a million images of child sexual abuse material was recovered and hundreds of videos. The investigation involved the collaboration of three separate law enforcement agencies, including one based out of the U.S.A., where American law enforcement technology was used.

The Firm has defended high profile Fraud and Theft allegations in Toronto, including internal Employer-Employee Fraud rings. The Firm has defended a number of TTC Employees. In its R. v. C.S. [2013], the firm defended a streetcar driver charged with forcible confinement.

In the Firm’s recent R. v. A.N. [2013], it successfully secured a withdrawal on all counts of fraud, possession of property obtained by crime and uttering forged documents for a $56,000.00 RBC banking transaction. The Criminal Law Group in its new R. v. S.C. [2015], further resolved a $60,000.00 HomeSense employee fraud ring without a criminal record.

The Firm has become a leader in various areas of Commercial and Civil Litigation in Toronto. The Firm’s extensive practice in Criminal Law, specifically its experience in Fraud and Financial Crimes has created the ideal compliment to other disputes it handles over money.

The Firm has successfully advanced a number of contested eviction, non-payment, harassment and other litigious Applications between Tenants and Landlords in Toronto. The Firm has appeared before a number of Tribunals in Southern Ontario, successfully advancing Applications for both Tenants and Landlords. Mr. Stuart O’Connell, has even taught Landlord and Tenant Law including to new legal licencing professionals.

The Firm’s Criminal practice has defended people charged with Fraud Under $5000 in Toronto for surreptitiously subletting their rental units without the Landlord’s knowledge or even physically owning the property. Paradoxically, the Firm’s litigation team has also prosecuted Tenants for illegal sublets or unlawful rentals for a profit on short term rental sites such as airbnb.

citynews-jordan-donich-torontoThe Firm has acted for Doctors, Pharmacists, Executives and other High Profile Tenants in Toronto for issues ranging from unlawful entries, illegal rent increases and harassment by Landlords. The Firm has also acted for various Landlords in Toronto, ranging from families renting basement apartments to multi-unit commercial complexes and even Municipalities. The Firm has even been hired to evict other Legal Professionals who are Tenants in Toronto.

Description: Jordan Donich and Stuart O’Connell, former Ottawa Law School Professor, provide expert opinion to CityNews on July 25, 2015. An Uber Taxi Driver was caught secretly recording passengers for a personal website. The Firm provided expert legal opinion regarding new technologies in Privacy Law and Voyeurism.

Description: Jordan Donich provides expert commentary to CBC News on August 21, 2015 regarding Fraud and Financial Crimes in Toronto’s Heated Housing Market.

Description: Jordan Donich provides expert commentary to Law Times with respect to vexatious litigation at the Divisional Court and its implications for lower Courts and Tribunals on June 13, 2016.

Description: Jordan Donich comments to CityNews on August 22, 2016 with respect to violent crime on the TTC.

Description: Toronto Event Planner on the Hook for Thousands after the Bank Clears Bogus Cheque on September 30, 2016.

Description: Jordan Donich comments to Global News regarding an Australian Law Student who spent 2 Million Dollars after a bank error on December 14, 2016.

Description: Jordan Donich comments to CityNews regarding online dating scams in Toronto on March 10, 2017.

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