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Partners

Jennifer Penman
Partner

Jennifer Penman received her law degree from Dalhousie University in 1996, and her Masters of Laws, Criminal from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2005....

Dirk Derstine
Partner

Dirk Derstine was called to the bar in 1993 and has dedicated his career to providing a strong defence to those charged with very...

Associates

Stephen White
ASSOCIATE B.A.(Hons), M.A.

Stephen White has practiced as a trial lawyer for over 25 years.  His passion for truth and his hatred of injustice make him a...

Ariel Herscovitch
ASSOCIATE B.A. (Hons), L.L.B.

Ariel Herscovitch believes that all accused persons, regardless of income or social status, are entitled to a vigourous and passionate defence when facing the...

Magda Wyszomierska
ASSOCIATE, B.A. (Hons), L.L.B.

Magda Wyszomierska has successfully represented individuals facing a wide variety of criminal charges, including murder, attempt murder, criminal organization charges, fi

Tania Bariteau
ASSOCIATE

Tania Bariteau is an associate at Derstine Penman, where her practice focuses on criminal litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Since joining the...

Sharon Jeethan
ASSOCIATE B.A. (Hons), J.D.

Sharon primarily defends murder, narcotics, firearms and gang-related charges.  She has secured multiple acquittals throughout the course of her practice. Sharon Jeethan

David Parry
ASSOCIATE

David represents people on many types of charges including sexual assault, human trafficking, extradition, robbery, drug and gun offences, dangerous offender applications

Karen Heath
ASSOCIATE

Karen is an associate at Derstine Penman, where her practice focuses on criminal litigation at the trial and appellate levels. Since joining the firm,...

Renee Gregor
ASSOCIATE

Renée Gregor was born and raised in Northern Ontario. After obtaining her Honours degree at McMaster University, she went on to complete her Master’s...