Janine D’Souza, B.A. (Hons), J.D. - Toronto Criminal Defence Lawyer

Barrister & Solicitor
Notary Public

Phone: (416) 924-5969
Email: [email protected]

Janine is a lawyer who practices primarily criminal & regulatory defence. She is a firm believer in state accountability and the fundamental principles of justice. She is a fearless advocate for her clients and is committed to achieving the best possible result in each of her cases by providing an individualized, efficient and thorough defence.

Janine graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in History & English before obtaining her Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor in 2015. As a law student at the University of Windsor, Janine devoted the majority of her spare time to volunteering at the Community Legal Aid clinic, where she gained her first experiences successfully defending clients charged with criminal and provincial offences. She then worked part-time for a criminal law specialist in Windsor and articled for Alan D. Gold in Toronto, where she worked on matters for various tribunals and all three levels of Court in Ontario.

As a student at the University of Windsor, Janine was also a proud member of a team that developed a project to bring Gladue report resources to Windsor, in an effort to provide a fairer sentencing process and address systemic barriers faced by members of local First Nations communities were charged with criminal offences.

Janine is a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and Innocence Canada.


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Caramanna, Friedberg LLP is a criminal defence law firm located in Toronto, Ontario. The firm provides expert legal advice and protects the rights of individuals facing criminal charges.

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