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Criminal Defence & CAS Defence Lawyer serving Ottawa and Eastern Ontario

My family is originally from El Salvador. I was born in Los Angeles, California and we immigrated to Canada in the late 80s. 

From a very young age I knew I wanted to become a criminal defence lawyer. I grew up in low-income housing in Ottawa and I always knew I wanted to fight for those that needed help the most. I obtained my Juris Doctor degree from University of Ottawa Faculty of Law in 2013 and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2014. I have practiced exclusively as a criminal defence lawyer and CAS defence lawyer since my call to the bar. I represent clients in English, French, and Spanish.

I am an experienced trial lawyer and a skilled strategist. Whether inside a courtroom or in negotiations outside of court, my mission is to get you the best possible results for your case.

I represent clients for all manner of criminal charges in the Ontario Court of Justice, The Ontario Superior Court of Justice, and the Ontario Court of Appeal. I also represent clients in Highway Traffic Act and Provincial Offences Act matters, as well as clients facing Ontario Review Board Hearings.


When representing parents involved with Children’s Aid Societies (CAS), I help parents understand their rights, navigate the complex legal system, and I represent them in negotiations with the CAS and in court. I am a former President and Vice-President of the Ottawa Child and Youth Family Service Act Defence Counsel Association (2017-2018).


Both criminal defence and Child Protection defence (CAS) are extremely important matters where the stakes are at their highest. Fighting for your future, your freedom, and your family is something that I take very seriously, and I will work diligently to help you win your case.


Criminal Defence

Criminal Defence & CAS Defence Lawyer serving Ottawa and Eastern Ontario

If you or a loved one are suspected or charged with an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, or any other legislation, the lawyer you chose is an extremely important decision. I am a lawyer who knows what you are up against, and I use my intellect, experience, and personality to convince those who count that you should get the best outcome possible. I will fight tirelessly to help you win your case by providing you with attentive and detailed advice and I will help protect your rights at every stage of the process. There is no case too small or too simple and no case too big or too complex that I will not defend vigorously and thoroughly.


Domestic Assault
Sexual Assault
Firearms/ Gun Charges
Homicide (Murder)
bail hearings
Child Abduction
Home Invasion
Break and Enter
Impaired driving by Alcohol
Human Trafficking
Theft & Mischief
Possession of Weapons
Possess Stolen Property
Dangerous Driving + Causing Death
Impaired Driving by Drugs
Drug Trafficking
Criminal Defence

CAS Defence

Criminal Defence & CAS Defence Lawyer serving Ottawa and Eastern Ontario

Having a Children’s Aid Society involved with your family can be an extremely overwhelming and unimaginably difficult process. You do not have to go up against the powers of the CAS alone. My mission is to help parents know their rights and to be their voice and their defender in and out of court against the CAS agencies. Whether it's through email, telephone, or face-to-face negotiations with Children's Aid Society lawyers or in arguments before a Judge, I will do everything in my power to help you win your case and protect your rights at each stage of the process.

Temporary Care Agreements (TCA)
Supervision Orders
Temporary Care and Custody Motions
Extended Society Care (Crown Wardship)
Voluntary Service Agreements (VSA)
Customary Care Agreements
Apprehension/Place of Safety hearings
Summary Judgement Motions
CAS Defence


If you have been arrested for a criminal offence, or if you have been contacted by a Children's Aid Society, talk with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your rights. I am available 24/7. I provide defence for all criminal charges that range from theft and impaired driving to assault, drug and weapons charges.


To book a free initial consultation or for more information dial 613.809.8248 or fill out the form on this page.

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