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Jaki Freeman


Jaki Freeman

Criminal Lawyer

Professional Experience

Since being called to the Ontario bar in 1996, Jaki has practised as litigation counsel in both civil and criminal defence. She has appeared before all levels of Ontario courts including the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal. She has also represented clients before professional bodies including the Canadian Chiropractic College and the Ontario Dance Teachers Associations.

Jaki Freeman has successfully defended all manner of criminal charges ranging from first degree murder and attempted murder, to impaired driving and sexual assaults, to complex fraud cases. She has also successfully represented accused charged with all manner of drug offences including representing an accused in one of Canada's largest heroin importing cases.

Jaki Freeman has brought her experience and advocacy skills to bear as a member of many boards including the Elizabeth Fry Society (Vice President from 2003-2004) and the Ontario Bar Association Criminal Justice Executive (since 2009). She has given many talks to community groups and in December, 2010, she was honoured to be a guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Criminal Lawyers Association, Ontario's largest group of criminal defence lawyers. Her legal writings have been published in the magazines, For the Defence and The Criminal Justice Newsletter.

Practice Areas

Theft and Fraud over $5000

When you find yourself facing such a charge, you’re at risk of being charged with serious criminal allegations. This can put your livelihood, and even your freedom at risk.

Drug Offences

A drug conviction can have lasting consequences on you and your family. If you are accused of a drug offence, you need a lawyer. Our Brampton firm has represented many clients in situations similar to yours, and we are eager to help.

Sexual Assault Charges

A sexual assault conviction may negatively impact your reputation, alienate you from your loved ones, and make it difficult for you to find work. That's why you need legal representation.

Possession & Distribution of Child Pornography

The mere allegation of possession or distribution of child pornography can leave a permanent mark on your reputation and can devastate your family and work life.

Over 80 and Impaired Driving

If you have been charged with impaired driving, you may feel ashamed, overwhelmed, or anxious. A conviction can have serious, lasting consequences in cases involving impaired driving. You need a lawyer to represent you and help you maintain your freedom.


Physical assault, especially assault with a weapon, can net some of the more sever charges when it comes to assault.If the injury delivered is substantial, or even worse, long-lasting, you could be looking at years and years of legal fees and punitive damages, and very often, even jail time.

Domestic Assaults

If a charge of domestic assault is keeping you from your children, threatening your livelihood, or destroying your reputation, you need legal help. We have represented clients charged with a range of domestic assault allegations.

Firearms and Weapons Offences

Charges relating to Firearms’ Possession, Trafficking, Storage and Transportation are extremelly serious offences in Canada, Without a doubt, in all but the rarest of cases, the Crown will seek a jail sentence upon conviction.

Criminal Organization Offences

When you are charged with a criminal organization offence, you are up against an extremely, well-funded police force and prosecution team with seemingly endless resources.


Murder and Manslaughter are amongst the most serious charges that can be laid against a person with consequences that often entail the denial of bail, a wait of several years for trial and if convicted, a lengthy or even a life sentence in a penitentiary.

Education & Trainings

  • 1991

    Earned a degree in psychology from McMaster University, graduating first in her class.

  • 1994

    Graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School. Jaki earned several awards, in the area of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

  • 2011

    Jaki continued her academic career earning a Masters of Laws, specializing in criminal justice

Honors & Awards

Jaki was honoured to be a guest speaker at the meeting of the Criminal Lawyers Association, Ontario's largest group of criminal defence lawyers.

Jaki's legal writings have been published in the magazine, For the Defence and The Criminal Justice Newsletter.

Jaki's Memberships

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