Angela Chaisson is an unstoppable force. She has been counsel in some of Toronto’s highest profile cases including litigation involving various politicians, political parties, and media personalities.
Angela’s peers recognize her as a leading expert in progressive legal work. She is a regular lecturer at the University of Toronto, Osgoode Hall Law School, Out on Bay Street, and is frequently asked to speak to young lawyers on criminal law issues and the keys to a successful legal practice.
At the same time as successfully navigating complex litigation, Angela is discreet counsel for some of the most successful entertainers and media seek her for comment on many high profile criminal cases. She is lead counsel in complex cases at all levels of court: large-scale frauds, drug offences and litigation of Charter issues, with a particular focus on search and seizure issues.
Angela is a fearless litigator and an uncompromising advocate for her clients. She understands the overwhelming impact of the court process on her clients, and she works closely with them to obtain the best result possible. Angela knows that strategic thinking and exhaustive preparation are crucial to obtaining a successful result.
She is an active member of Criminal Lawyers Association, National Association of Women and the Law, and the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund. Angela is also a pro-bono case review counsel for the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted and volunteer counsel with the HIV/AIDS legal clinic. Angela regularly publishes book chapters and case commentaries on issues of substantive equality.
Angela has litigated before the Superior Court, Divisional Court, Ontario Court of Appeal, the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Supreme Court of Canada.