Aileen graduated from Dalhousie University’s Schulich School of Law in 2015 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. While in law school, she spent a semester learning the ins and outs of criminal law at Nova Scotia Legal Aid in the Adult Criminal Division and also worked under the supervision of a judge of the Nova Scotia Provincial Court.
Aileen completed her articles in Ottawa with Shore Davis Johnston and was called to the Bar of Ontario in June 2016.
Aileen practices criminal law throughout Eastern Ontario. She represents clients and has assisted with numerous motions and trials in the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and the Ontario Court of Appeal on charges including impaired driving, dangerous driving causing death, assault, break and enter, firearms charges, and drug-related offences. Aileen works with clients charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act and clients proceeding through the Mental Health Courts. She also represents clients charged with provincial and offences, including driving, fire code or other regulatory offences.
Aileen understands that being in the criminal justice system can be an emotional and overwhelming experience. She provides legal advice and assistance from the first contact a client has with the police, to the first appearance in court, and all the way up to a trial or resolution. She explains each step of the process, so that her clients are informed and reassured at every stage.
She is passionate about access to justice. She accepts Legal Aid Ontario
certificates and is a member of JusticeNet
, a nation-wide program that offers legal services at reduced fees for those experiencing financial difficulties.