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Founded in 2002, 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 steadfast representation of our clients and our relentless commitment to success.

At Pyzer Criminal Lawyers, 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 Pyzer Criminal Lawyers, we hold the presumption of innocence as sacrosanct. We offer effective legal representation, nothing less.

Our Toronto Criminal Defence Lawyers

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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.
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Jasmine Mann

Jasmine Mann is a graduate of the Dual Juris Doctor program at University of Windsor Faculty of Law and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law (UDM). During her time at UDM, she worked at the criminal law clinic, which provided her exposure to misdemeanor related cases. During the first year of law school, Jasmine worked at Keran Sangha Professional Corporation in Brampton. After graduating, Jasmine articled and worked as an associate at the Law Office of Patricia Brown where she gained valuable hands-on experience in defending criminal charges.
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Ian Kostman

Was called to the Ontario Bar in 1983 and successfully practiced criminal law until he retired at the end of 2017. Ian appeared in courts of all levels in the Province, from the Ontario Court of Justice to the Ontario Court of Appeal. What drove Ian and made him an outstanding trial advocate for his clients was his passion for justice and for real justice to be done. He was an aggressive defender of his clients and a tireless worker. Ian’s work ethic benefited his clients in even the most difficult cases.
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Bhishm Khanna

Bhishm Khanna, an internationally trained lawyer from India, is currently an Articling Student at Pyzer Criminal Lawyers.

He pursued his foundational legal education at one of India’s premier law schools. He is currently pursuing Master of Laws (LLM) at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Bhishm has contributed to the legal field through research and publications. He was recognised as an Honorary Researcher in the ‘Committee for Reforms in Criminal Laws’, established by the Government of India. This appointment allowed him to drive positive change and shape the legal landscape. He continues to do so in Canada through his affiliation with organisations like South Asian Bar Association (SABA) and NCA Network.

Bhishm gained experience into the real-world application of the legal principles as a summer student at Northern Law LLP, Sudbury. As he continues to gain valuable experience at Pyzer Criminal Lawyers, Bhishm Khanna stands as a dedicated legal professional poised to make meaningful contributions to the world of criminal law.
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Melissa Mendieta

Melissa Mendieta is a Law Clerk at Pyzer Criminal Lawyers. She studied at Humber College where she graduated in the Law Clerk Program in 2020, as well as the Paralegal Program in 2022.

Throughout College she worked as a part-time Law Clerk and gained valuable experience in a Criminal Defence law firm. 

She completed both programs with Honours and is now a full time Law Clerk, diligently assisting our office and clients every day with a positive attitude.
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