We are Toronto criminal lawyers serving clients in the Greater Toronto area and elsewhere in the province of Ontario. We are creative, experienced, skilled and dedicated.
We pride ourselves on our aggressive representation of our clients and our relentless commitment to success.
Ian Kostman is a Toronto lawyer who worked as a Criminal lawyer from the time of his call to the Ontario Bar in 1983. Ian has appeared in courts of all levels in the Province, from the Ontario Court of Justice to the Ontario Court of Appeal. What drives Ian and made him an outstanding trial advocate for his clients is his passion for justice and for real justice to be done. He is an aggressive defender for his clients and a tireless worker. Ian’s work ethic benefited his clients in even the most difficult cases.
Ian graduated from the University of Windsor Law School in 1983 and then commenced a private practice which he operated since 1983. Ian has represented thousands of clients over the span of his career. He established himself as an exceptionally strong cross-examiner and that skill was of great help to get acquittals for his clients. Ian was not limited in the kinds of cases that he undertook as he took on cases involving all categories of criminal charges including murder, attempted murder, manslaughter, all classes of assault including domestic assault, sexual assault, robbery, assault with a weapon, assault cause bodily harm, aggravated assault, DUI, impaired driving, “over 80”, theft, fraud, sexual charges including sexual assault, human trafficking, child luring, possession of child pornography, drug charges including, drug possession, drug trafficking, importing and human trafficking etc. Read More
Jonathan Pyzer is a highly skilled and sought after criminal defence lawyer who represents clients charged with criminal and quasi-criminal offences all over the Province of Ontario. He is a member in good-standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada, Criminal Lawyers’ Association and Toronto Lawyers Association. Jonathan is sworn and enrolled as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Ontario Court of Appeal for Ontario and of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Mr. Pyzer has successfully represented clients at every level of trial court in the province of Ontario, attempting to achieve the most favourable outcome possible. His experience and excellence are apparent in every case he defends.
Since being called to the bar, Jonathan has restricted his practice to criminal and quasi-criminal defence work and has represented clients charged with with all types of offences including murder, manslaughter, all classes of assault including domestic assault, sexual assault, robbery, assault with a weapon, assault cause bodily harm, aggravated assault, DUI, impaired driving, Over 80, theft, fraud, sexual charges including sexual assault, human trafficking, child luring, possession of child pornography, drug charges including, drug possession, drug trafficking, and importing etc. human trafficking. In addition, Jonathan represents and counsels persons who are under investigation by the police, witnesses as well as victims of crime as well as doctors, nurses, teachers and other professionals before there disciplinary boards. Read More
Alayna Dueck is a Toronto lawyer who exclusively practices criminal law. She is passionate about defending her clients’ rights. Alayna ensures that each of her clients are jealously represented in the criminal justice system. She is tirelessly dedicated to holding every prosecution up to the high standards outlined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Alayna discovered her passion for the law while working as an assistant in family and civil litigation at a boutique firm in downtown Toronto. This passion pushed her to complete her law degree at the University of Toronto. While in law school, Alayna volunteered her time at the student legal clinic where she assisted clients who were charged with criminal offences but could not afford a lawyer and did not qualify for Legal Aid. She advocated for her clients in court and assisted with file reviews and trials. This was an invaluable experience that ignited her interest in becoming a criminal defence lawyer. During law school, Alayna’s passion for helping those in need also motivated her to volunteer at a weekly breakfast drop-in for street-involved women. Read More
At Kostman & Pyzer, we make "full answer and defence".
Our lawyers bring an abundance of resources and thorough preparation to every case. We will endeavor to raise every realistic defence available and pursue all viable technical arguments.
Our goal is the successful conclusion to every case. We understand that a criminal accusation can often be an overwhelming experience for the defendant, with significant social, psychological and economic ramifications. The confidence that our law firm inspires will ease the pressure of a criminal prosecution. At Kostman & Pyzer, we hold the presumption of innocence as sacrosanct. We offer effective legal representation, nothing less.