My Approach and Philosophy

I often hear the comment in the media that a person charged with a criminal offense “got off on a technicality”. I find that offensive.

No one in Canada “gets off on a technicality”.  Our Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees all Canadians the right to life, liberty and security of the person; the right to remain silent; the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure; and, the right to retain and instruct counsel of choice.

To suggest that an acquittal based on a breach of one of these rights is “getting off on a technicality” should be viewed as insulting by every informed member of the public.

My team and I will ensure your Charter guaranteed rights are protected as we help you navigate the often difficult and confusing criminal justice system.

You are not a “criminal” just because you have been charged with an offence.  We will make sure you are treated with the respect and dignity you deserve as we work with you through this process.

The Right Service For You

A Criminal Law Practice is a service industry. We at Ron Ellis Law have not forgotten that essential principle. You will find that our service is second to none. We pride ourselves on serving the needs of my clients. From regular updates on the progress of your file by my staff, to personal meetings with me to review your case, you will see and feel our dedication to service. It is this dedication to service which helps us to offer the most effective advocacy available.

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I am fortunate to have the best criminal law legal team - bar none.

Through years of experience and networking, I have been able to bring together a stellar team of legal assistants and consultants who are available to assist me in my task of representing you. No matter what the need, I have the finest tools and resources available to fix the problem.

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