Franklin Lyons is the founding partner at Franklin Lyons Criminal Defence.
Franklin provides a skillful and vigorous defence no matter the charge or the nature of the offence. The best representation and quality of service are the most important to Franklin. Franklin looks forward to working with you to ensure that your rights are protected, and that justice is served.
Franklin was called to the bar in 2008. He articled at the Crown’s Office and worked as an Assistant Crown Attorney in Kenora.
After working as an Assistant Crown Attorney in Kenora, he started his own firm, Franklin Lyons Criminal Defence, and completed his master’s in law part-time at Osgoode Hall Law School. He focused his studies primarily in criminal and constitutional law.
He then went on to work at a top criminal law firm in downtown Toronto for several years where he successfully defended individuals from all walks of life in the Ontario Court of Justice and Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He has completed over 200 trials. As an experienced criminal defence lawyer, he has successfully defended clients facing an array of charges including sexual assault, drug offences, driving offences, fraud, robberies, assault, firearms, and much more.
As a former Assistant Crown Attorney, Franklin is familiar with the policies and procedures the Crown will use and knows how to defend against them. He knows how to anticipate the Crown’s strategy, which has successfully led to many acquittals.
Tamar Bitton is an associate partner at Franklin Lyons Criminal Defence.
Tamar was a summer student and completed her articles at a top criminal defence firm in Toronto.
Tamar’s passion for criminal law stems from her undergraduate degree in Criminology, experience working in criminal law, and her desire to help individuals navigate the complexities and injustices of the criminal justice system.
Throughout her undergraduate degree at York University and law school at Western University, Tamar worked with several esteemed criminal defence lawyers and Crown attorneys. At Western Law, she worked at Community Legal Services where she defended individuals charged with summary offences under the supervision of counsel. She also was privileged to receive a placement at Scarborough Courthouse where she worked closely with the Honourable Justice Philip Downes and gained valuable judicial insight into the criminal justice system.
When Tamar hears members of the public refer to an acquittal due to Charter violations as an individual “getting off on a technicality” she finds that offensive. It is her goal to fight relentlessly for the rights of her future and current clients to ensure that their Charter rights are respected and upheld.
Tamar frequently appears for clients in both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. Tamar has experience defending clients at bail hearings, Charter motions, sentencing hearings, preliminary hearings, and trials.
Tamar has experience defending all kinds of cases including: murder, robberies, sexual assault, child pornography, human trafficking, guns and drugs, and many more.
Tamar fights vigorously for her clients' rights. She looks forward to working with you on your case. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 416-519-6670
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