Jaki Freeman offers a high-quality legal defence to criminal charges. When your liberty is at stake, you cannot afford an inexperienced lawyer. Her exceptional skill level and wealth of experience and knowledge ensures that you receive the best defence. Jaki Freeman has over 20 years’ experience providing dedicated and passionate advocacy in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). She has defended those facing a wide range of criminal charges including first-degree murder, drug operations, and large-scale guns and gangs prosecutions.
A fearless advocate, Jaki Freeman works diligently for the best possible result for her clients. Clients can be confident that they will receive a skilled, intelligent defence by a lawyer with a proven track record of success. If you are charged with a criminal offence or are under investigation, you have a right to not speak to the police and you should immediately consult legal counsel. If you are charged with a criminal offence and are looking for an established lawyer whose priority is to protect your rights, call Jaki Freeman for an initial free consultation.
Prior to commencing law school, Jaki Freeman earned a degree in psychology from McMaster University, graduating in 1991 first in her class. Jaki Freeman graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1994. During her tenure at law school, she earned several awards. Jaki Freeman continued her academic career earning a Master of Laws in 2011. Her specialty was criminal justice.
Since being called to the Ontario Bar in 1996, she 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 Association.
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 the 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. Jaki Freeman is currently the co-vice-chair on the Criminal Justice Executive of the Ontario Bar Association.