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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.

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Miriam Martin
Miriam Martin

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 Tucker-Simmons
Daniel Tucker-Simmons

Daniel’s driven and compassionate lawyering style lends force of conviction to his labour and employment advocacy. And 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.



Here is what sets us apart.

Your Rights Your Rights

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.

Within Reach Within Reach

We are committed to running a low-overhead and high-efficiency law practice. We believe in using technology and forming partnerships with other groups and professionals, to reduce some of the costs that make hiring a lawyer difficult for many people and small organizations.

Secure Secure

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 message Daniel on Jabber using OTR (JID: wer.bin.ich@jabber.de). You can also get in touch and ask for our secure phone line.

Avant Blog

Compare your workplace With and Without a Union

Posted by on Apr 15, 2019 in Uncategorized

Reprinted with permission from Unifor Local2003E. The reasons to Organize a Labour Union in your workplace become obvious when you view them beside your rights without a Union. The chart below shows the glaring differences of your rights in Ontario. Most people are shocked to learn that they don’t actually have any rights without a […]

Avant Law, LLP seeks Social Justice Lawyers to Join our Ottawa Firm

Avant Law, LLP seeks Social Justice Lawyers to Join our Ottawa Firm

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in News, Recruitment

We are seeking progressive and access-to-justice lawyers to join our social justice Firm in Ottawa, Ontario. If you have a new or established practice, or are seriously ready to start your own practice in one of our practice areas, we would like to hear from you. We practice in Human Rights, Employee-side Employment Law, Union-side […]

What Is Sexual Harassment in Ontario Law, and What Can Be Done about It?

This article is part of a three-part series on sexual harassment in Ontario law. The series is intended to be used as a resource about the rights and responsibilities of employees and employers in Ontario. For legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances, contact us. Part 1: #metoo? Defining sexual harassment at work In Ontario, […]