Alex is an associate at Derstine Penman and has both conducted and assisted on criminal matters at the trial and appellate levels for a wide range of provincial and federal offences. He has a particular interest in exploring constitutional issues arising from the issuance of search warrants in drug trafficking matters. Alex has experience drafting Charter applications and pre-trial motions for offences ranging from sexual assault to homicide.
Alex articled at Derstine Penman before being called to the bar of Ontario in 2020 and joining the firm as an associate. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and a JD from Osgoode Hall Law School. During law school, Alex served as an editor of the Journal of Law and Social Policy. He also served as a caseworker with the law school’s legal aid clinic and volunteered with Pro Bono Students Canada.
Alex has appeared as counsel at both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice. He has had success conducting bail hearings (including contested “special” bail hearings), trials, and pre-trial applications.
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