Jennifer Penman received her law degree from Dalhousie University in 1996, and her Masters of Laws, Criminal from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2005. She completed criminal articles in Toronto. In 1999, she and Dirk Derstine joined as partners in the firm, Derstine Penman, where she is still a partner today.
Since becoming a lawyer, Ms. Penman has practiced criminal defence law at all levels of the Ontario courts. Over the course of her career, Ms. Penman has vigorously defended any and all types of criminal charges in numerous jury and non-jury trials with charges ranging from murder to manslaughter and sexual assault to trafficking drugs.
Ms. Jennifer Penman has been counsel on appeals at the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. She has been called upon to conduct trials in Halifax and Manitoba.
Jennifer Penman is Toronto Director of the Criminal Lawyer’s Association and is an instructor in various continuing legal education and trial advocacy programs. She is a member of the Criminal Lawyers Association Women’s Committee, and is also a member of the Mentorship committee, as a member of the committee itself and also acting as a mentor for junior counsel.
Ms. Penman is determined and committed to providing representation to all persons, regardless of their position in life or the charges they are facing.
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R v K.S.: 2017 ONCA 307
R v Durham Regional Crimestoppers Inc.: 2017 SCC 45
R. v. Kumi: 2017 ONSC 5508
R v Perkins: 2016 ONCA 588
R v Biddersingh: 2015 ONSC 5904
R v Perkins: 2013 ONSC 1807
R v Salmon: 2011 ONSC 3654
R. v. L.W.: 2008 CanLII 46702
R. v. Bernard: CRIMJ(P) 2008 0041/07
R. v. S.G.: Pt. 2:  O.J. No. 2185
R. v. Beaucage: 2000 O.J. No. 4255
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