We work in the following areas:
We are based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. While our criminal defence work tends to be local to the Ottawa area, our workers’ rights and human rights work takes us further. We do union side labour law and union consulting throughout Ontario and are open to cases and projects across the country.
Miriam heads up our criminal defence work. She is a fierce advocate for criminally accused persons, no matter what the charges. She also brings a wealth of experience as a union organizer and advocate. When it comes to bargaining, organizing or campaign work, her instinct is second to none.
Daniel’s driven and compassionate lawyering style lends force of conviction and attentiveness of ear to his labour and employment advocacy. His technical know-how has enabled us to streamline our business practices and enhance the security of our communications, saving you money and protecting your confidentiality.
How We Work
This is what sets our practice apart
Avant Law is dedicated to your rights. Whether you are facing criminal charges, mistreatment in the workplace, or have been wronged by the state or your employer, we’ve got your back.
We are committed to running a low-overhead and high-efficiency law practice. We believe in using technology and forming partnerships with other experts and professionals, to reduce some of the costs that make hiring a lawyer difficult for many people and small organizations.
We offer exceptionally secure filing and communications systems, to protect your confidentiality. For our highest level of security, download our public PGP keys and send us a 4096-bit RSA encrypted e-mail. Or get in touch and ask for our secure phone line.
The law in Ontario is pretty harsh on employees who have been fired. For the most part, employers are at liberty to fire an employee for almost any reason, or even for no reason at all. However, an employer’s power to dismiss without cause isn’t unlimited.
Legally married spouses of criminally accused persons are now competent and compellable witnesses for the Crown. Those who are legally married nevertheless retain the right to assert spousal privilege, and to refuse to answer questions about communications during the marriage.