DONICH LAW

Donich Law is a well established 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, Professional Regulation and 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. To best deliver on client expectations, the Firm regularly works in association with other lawyers and legal professionals. We carefully canvass each matter and utilize its own strengths and unique circumstances.

We provide our clients with a thorough understanding of their best legal options. Beyond Toronto, we actively service southern Ontario. The Firm is involved in the local community and regularly participates in various political, business and charitable events throughout Toronto.

JORDAN DONICH

Jordan Donich represents clients in English and French in civil litigation, professional regulation and complex criminal defence, specifically Domestic Assaults, Guns and Gangs, Impaired Driving/Over 80, Sex Offences and Financial Crimes.

Jordan Donich has been consulted for expert commentary from CTV National NewsCBC Radio – As it Happens, National PostCityNewsCanadian Lawyer Magazine680News, CP24CHML, AM640 RadioScott Thompson Show, The Bill Kelly ShowThe RecordCTV NewsChatelaine Magazine, Omny.fmCBC News, Toronto StarLaw Times, Global News, Breakfast TelevisionMétro MontréalThe Globe and Mail and VICE News.

He is a regular guest on Global News Radio, has appeared in American Media and lectures at the Schulich School of Business. He has also been featured in Forbes, Business Insider and is regularly involved in various political, business and charitable events in Toronto.

Jordan Donich regularly defends professionals, first offenders and represents the interests of large union and legal insurance plan members. He has represented professional athletes, actors, sports leagues and successfully defended employees of large financial institutions, Canada Border Services (CBSA), Canada Pension Plan, Scotiabank, Investors Group, TTC, Local Construction Unions, Hospital Staff, Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists, Accountants, Teachers and Toronto Firefighters facing criminal charges.

In April, 2018, he secured a withdrawal of Importing Firearms, Careless Storage of Ammunition and Possession of Prohibited Weapons, by a Toronto Fire Captain gun collector with a $100,000.00 firearm collection in his R. v. L.K [2018], where the accused was facing 3 years in prison. In January, 2019, he resolved a Careless Storage of a Firearm and Ammunition allegation without a criminal record, where a gun collector had nearly 50 guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition, including a Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum and S.K.S. rifle sitting on a bed in his R. v. R.L. [2019]. 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]. 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 late 2017, he secured a withdrawal of allegedly uttering a forged Toronto Police Vulnerable Sector Check against a TTC applicant in his R. v. S.D. [2017].

In May 2018, in his R. v. Z.U. [2018], he stayed nine (9) fraud charges, including money laundering foreign proceeds of crime from the United States in an approximate $1 Million international Gold Bullion investigation. Money was allegedly being stolen from senior citizens and converted to gold for cross-border transport and sale. In April, 2019, he resolved a $170,000.00 combined civil and criminal employer fraud allegation without a criminal record in his R. v. O.I [2019]. 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. D.D. [2017], he resolved an $18,500.00 cash theft from a CIBC bank employee without a 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.

In March 2018, he stayed a Sexual Assault and Forcible confinement allegation in a Swiss Chalet washroom against a co-worker in a secret affair, the accused even allegedly made an apology by text message. He conducted a complex s.276 application and recovered forensic data from a cloud backup ultimately showing the complainant deleted other exculpatory text messages in his R. v. S.L. [2018].

In January 2018, after 3 years of litigation, he secured an acquittal of sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching from nearly 20 years ago in his R. v. D.D. [2018]. In February 2018, he secured a withdrawal of 11 Sexual Assault and Sexual Interference charges advanced by numerous child complainants in his R. v. Z.C. [2018]. In August 2017, after 3 years of litigation in his R. v. M.M. [2017], he secured a withdrawal of a historical Sexual Interference and Sexual Assault allegation from 1977 when the complainant was 5 years old, the allegation was made nearly 40 years later.

In July 2019, in his R. v. A.E. [2019] he secured a withdrawal of sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching from 1985 related to sexual misconduct on a family member in Perth Ontario. In 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 allegations of Sexual Assault in his R. v. K.C. [2015]. In his R. v. J.S. [2017], after 2 years of litigation, he secured a withdrawal of two counts of Sexual Assault where the accused allegedly sexually assaulted a Canada Post co-worker. In his R. v. Y.E. [2017],  he prevented a sexual assault charge from being laid against a prominent Toronto Realtor, after proving the allegation was fabricated in a sex tape. In April, 2019, he secured a withdrawal of extortion and distribution of initiate images with the use of Snapchat and Instagram computer forensics in his R. v. J.S. [2019].

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.

In July 2018, after nearly 2 years of litigation, he secured a withdrawal of Arson – Disregard for Human Life in his R. v. A.T. [2018], where the accused was facing up to life imprisonment after an extensive investigation between Toronto Police and the Toronto Fire Marshall. It was alleged the offender nearly burnt down an apartment building in Toronto with 75 units and caused over $100,000.00 in damage. The Firm defeated the allegation by challenging the Crown expert witness and Fire Marshall’s conclusions about the source and origin of the fire. The accused was also not held responsible for any civil damages.

In January 2019 after a year of litigation, he resolved an Assault Bodily Harm allegation against the son of a CFO without a criminal record where the complainant had a fractured jaw. This was achieved after discovering exculpatory evidence on video surveillance in his R. v. S.G. [2019]. In March 2017, he secured a withdrawal of Domestic Assault against a Canada Border Services Officer, whose firearm was taken on the job prior to his arrest by other officers in his R. v. P.S. [2017]. He secured a withdrawal of all charges of Criminal Harassment against an Actor charged with sending numerous emails and voicemails to the complainant in his R. v. A.C. [2016]. 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 November, 2016, he secured a withdrawal of 9 Sex Charges against a TTC Driver Charged with Nine (9) Sex Crimes, including Luring.

Jordan Donich comes to law from a successful business and saldisplay_2004Fes career, he continues to guest lecture to young entrepreneurs and business students at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto.

He utilizes his years of sales experience in the courtroom to effectively and persuasively represent clients. He has worked with the Toronto Homicide Squad  and Guns and Gangs Prosecution to broker the transfer of evidence in Homicide investigations.

He has successfully negotiated undertakings directly with Toronto Police Major Crimes and Firearms Enfocement Unit to surrender firearms, automatic weapons and ammunition without charges even being laid.

Jordan Donich is a licensed black belt in Karate and Instructor with the Japan Karate Association (JKA). He won a gold medal in Team Kumite at the 2004 Canadian National Championships, was published in 2005 by the Canadian Press and featured in the Canadian National Newspaper Award.

In addition to Karate, he has also been trained in Krav Maga, the military fighting system developed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and widely regarded as the most effective form of hand-to-hand combat.

Canadian Press: 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

COUNSEL IN ASSOCIATION

Stuart O’Connell is counsel in association with the Firm on complex Criminal, Civil and Regulatory Defence files, he has been running trials with Jordan Donich since 2013. Mr. O’Connell is a distinguished legal academic and holds a Masters in Law with Distinction. He was a law school professor at the University of Ottawa and is presently authoring a legal practitioner’s handbook. Mr. O’Connell also runs his own successful independent practice, and frequently joins forces with Mr. Donich on highly complex matters, providing the ideal chemistry for the Firm’s customers.

Mr. O’Connell was also an actor and light-heavyweight boxer who fought at Dublin’s National Stadium.

CARLEY REYNOLDS

STUDENT-AT-LAW

Carley Reynolds has been a law student with the Firm since 2017 and is presently completing her Articling. Carley has a comprehensive legal academic background. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology and has both her Canadian and American Law Degree through the University of Windsor’s dual Juris Doctor program.

Ms. Reynolds has completed most of her education in criminal law and procedure covering both areas of the Canadian and American legal system. In addition to her work with the Firm, she has worked as duty counsel at the 36th District Court in downtown Detroit. Ms. Reynolds has spent her summers working to finance her legal education.

JACKIELYN GUANZON

MANAGEMENT

Jackielyn Guanzon is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant, Certified General Accountant (CPA, CGA). Ms. Guanzon handles file management and general Firm operations.

Ms. Guanzon has assisted the Firm when it has appeared before the CPA Ontario Professional Conduct Committee and also works for the University Health Network as a Senior Business Analyst, including having worked in Financial Reporting and Treasury.

Ms. Guanzon does not offer legal services nor provides any form of accounting services to the Firm and/or the public. She does not work with the Firm in the capacity of a CPA, CGA.

DONICH LAW IN THE MEDIA

Donich Law regularly provides expert commentary to the media regarding new developments in the Law, particularly in the realm of Privacy Law, Financial and Sex crimes, Impaired Drivng and other emerging areas.

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 in the Law.

The Firm has been consulted for expert commentary from CTV National NewsCBC Radio – As it Happens, National PostCityNewsCanadian Lawyer Magazine680News, CP24CHML, AM640 RadioScott Thompson Show, The Bill Kelly ShowThe RecordCTV NewsChatelaine Magazine, Omny.fmCBC News, Toronto StarLaw Times, Global News, Breakfast TelevisionMétro MontréalThe Globe and Mail and VICE News.

Jordan Donich is a regular guest on Global News Radio, has appeared in American Media and lectures at the Schulich School of Business. He has also been featured in Forbes, Business Insider and is regularly involved in various political, business and charitable events in Toronto.

The Firm has provided legal opinion on emerging developments in Internet CrimeDomestic Assault allegations, Financial and Sex Crimes in Toronto and Privacy Law. The Firm has also provided legal opinion on emerging developments in Internet Crime, specifically Child Pornography allegations, Financial Crimes, Cloud Computing and new sophisticated law enforcement Search Tactics related to the use of technology. The Firm has defended students, teachers, government workers, actors, municipal employees, realtors, doctors, nurses and many other young professionals facing charges.

In late 2017, the Firm secured a withdrawal of uttering a forged Toronto Police Vulnerable Sector Check against a TTC applicant in its R. v. S.D. [2017]. The Firm defended the president of a Martial Arts team at the 2015 Toronto Pan Am Games charged with assault in its R. v. J.F. [2015].

In January 2018, after 3 years of litigation, the firm secured an acquittal of sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching from approximately 20 years ago after trial in its R. v. D.D. [2018]. In the Firm’s R. v. Z.C. [2018], it secured a withdrawal of 11 Sexual Assault and Sexual Interference charges advanced by several child complainants. In August 2017, after 3 years of litigation in its R. v. M.M. [2017], the Firm secured a withdrawal of a historical Sexual Interference and Sexual Assault allegation from 1977 when the complainant was 5 years old, the allegation was made nearly 40 years later. The 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 were 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. In its R. v. C.S. [2013], the Firm defended a TTC driver charged with forcible confinement.

In the Firm’s 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. In the Firm’s R. v. S.C. [2015], it further resolved a $60,000.00 HomeSense employee fraud ring without a criminal record. In its R. v. D.D. [2017], the Firm resolved an $18,500.00 cash theft from a CIBC bank employee without a record.

The Firm has built a reputation in various areas of regulatory law and civil litigation in Toronto. The Firm’s extensive practice in criminal law, specifically its experience in Financial and Sex Crimes has created the ideal compliment to other disputes it handles.

CP24: Civil Sexual Assault Lawsuit at St. Michael’s in Toronto.

WUFT North Central Florida News: Generation Gunned Down Documentary.   

Global News: Extortion Cases increased 170% from 2012 to 2018 in Canada: StatCan.

CBC News: Delays at the Landlord and Tenant Board cost couple thousands to evict ‘nightmare’ tenant.

CityNews: Who’s Responsible for Airbnb Safety?

Law Times: Facial recognition technology raises concerns.

Global News National: Patching a pothole yourself? Officials warn Canadians to think twice.

Breakfast Television: Role of Mental Health in Court Proceedings.

Global News National: Bruce McArthur will not serve consecutive sentences – here’s why.

Global News Radio: Can you be pulled over for returning empties to the Beer Store?

Global News National: Ottawa looking to speed up Pardons for pot possession convictions.

Global News: Donald Trump worried about falling into a ‘perjury trap’ – where’s what that means.

CityNews: How Police will test for Drugged Driving? 

CTV News National: Handgun ban supported by majority of Canadians: Nanos survey.

City News: Legal SWAT teams to keep gun criminals behind bars – premier.

CBC Radio: Interview with Mayor John Tory and Jordan Donich on CBC Radio.

CBC Radio: Toronto Gun Control should start at the U.S. Border, not with Ban – Donich.

Global News: Should Canada ban Handguns? Debate stirs after Danforth shooting.

Global News: How difficult is it to get a legal handgun in Canada.

Global News: Random searches at Toronto Gay Pride Festival.

Global News: Historical Sexual Assault Charges and Bill Cosby.

Métro Montréal: Avec le temps chaud, il n’y a pas que le mercure qui grimpe: le nombre de cas de voyeurisme aussi.

CityNews: As the temperatures outside get warmer, police say the reported number of cases of voyeurism tend to rise.

Global News: Patrick Brown is suing for Libel.

Global News: Can you remain anonymous if you win the lottery?

Global News: Can an airline tell you to stop recording and delete a cellphone video?

CBC News: Police identify victim in Brampton’s latest homicide.

Canadian Lawyer Magazine: Jordan Donich says the decision is another example of the slow pace at which the legal profession catches up to the rest of the business world.

Scott Thompson Show: Cell phone evidence in Criminal Proceedings.

Global News: $6 Million Lotto Battle: Ontario man moves out without telling girlfriend they won 6/49 jackpot.

Toronto Star: Nurse given 5-month suspension after removing patient from life support without doctor’s authorization.

Global News: Should parents be punished for kids’ bad behavior?

Toronto Star: Is a three-point turn a U-turn?

VICE News: An Image Site is Victimizing Women and Little Can be Done. 

The Huffington Post: What’s Good for the Portfolio is Good for the Firm – Donich.

The Globe and Mail: Smart, young investor? Don’t make these five rookie mistakes.

Global News: Riding solo: What age should kids take transit alone?

AM900 CHML: Children’s Aid Society has too much power.

CityNews: Jordan Donich comments to CityNews regarding alleged drug dealers charged in fentanyl overdose.

CityNews: Jordan Donich comments to CityNews regarding Buyers backing out of Real Estate Deals in Toronto. 

Breakfast Television: Jordan Donich appears on Breakfast Television on July 21, 2017.

Global News: Jordan Donich provides expert commentary to Global News regarding Extradition on June 16, 2017.

CityNews: Jordan Donich provides expert commentary to CityNews regarding Sexual Assault Prosecution on June 15, 2017.

AM900 Radio: Jordan Donich provides commentary to AM900 CHML regarding Judicial Interim Release on June 5, 2017.

Forbes: Jordan Donich is Convinced a Good Lawyer is an Efficient Lawyer, And Weekends Just Slow Him Down.

CP24: Woman rescued from Crane in Toronto released on Bail on April 28, 2017.

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

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

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

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

Global News: Det. Sgt. Gary Giroux walks through the security videos from the Garden Restaurant that claimed the life of a 31-year-old man in November, 2014.

Global News: On November 2, 2013, a car stuck a poll on Clonmore Drive and sliced in two. The client of the Firm walked away with minor injuries

Law Times: Divisional Court Decision blow to vexatious litigants.

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