A native of Ottawa, Brett McGarry is a criminal defence lawyer who represents people charged with criminal and regulatory offences in Ontario. He has successfully defended clients in trials before the Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Justice against a broad range of charges. In particular, he has had success defending impaired driving and sexual assault cases, two complex and difficult areas of the law. Read about his recent successes here.
Much of Brett’s practice is focused on representing people who are strangers to the justice system. He has represented public servants, teachers, lawyers, engineers and other professionals who have unexpectedly been charged with a crime.
Approach to Defending Cases
Brett understands that cases are won by out-working and out-strategizing the other side. Each case is important to him. Your case will be defended based on a complete understanding of the law and the facts. Your options will be clearly presented to you. After careful discussion, the appropriate strategy will be vigorously pursued. Read Brett’s note to prospective clients here.
Legal Training & Education
Called to the Bar of Ontario (2008)
LL.B. from Dalhousie University, Halifax (2007)
Bachelor of Arts degree (Honours) from Queen’s University, Kingston (2004)
Brett articled for the judges of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in 2007. This unique exposure to serious criminal cases provided Brett with insight into the decision making process in trials, which contributes to his successful results today.
Brett has spoken at conferences for lawyers and judges on various topics. He regularly attends seminars to stay current on new developments in criminal law. He is also involved in organizing educational events for the legal profession.
Brett recently served two terms as a trustee on the board of the County of Carleton Law Association (CCLA), an association of Ottawa lawyers from all practice areas. He remains involved with a number of CCLA committees. Outside of the law, Brett has been involved in coaching minor hockey for a number of years.
Law Society of Upper Canada
Criminal Lawyers’ Association
Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa
County of Carleton Law Association
Stormont Dundas & Glengarry Law Association
Since his days playing junior hockey, Brett has enjoyed travelling to towns around the Ottawa Valley and Eastern Ontario. Today, Brett represents client’s in Ottawa, Cornwall, Brockville, Smith Falls, Carleton Place, Perth, Renfrew, Pembroke, Hawkesbury, L’Orignal, Alexandria, Morrisburg, Kemptville, Peterborough, Kingston and other locales in Eastern Ontario.
Family & Personal Life
Brett lives in Ottawa with his wife and children. When he is not practicing law he can often be found playing or coaching hockey at local arenas.
GET HELP NOW
Looking for an Ottawa lawyer? Contact criminal lawyer Brett McGarry at 613.884.8576 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There no charge for the initial consultation.