Robin Parker is a recognized authority on trial and appellate advocacy and strategy.
Robin was a federal Crown from 1996 to 2009, when she left government for the challenges and excitement of private practice. She knows the system inside out. As a former wiretap agent, she was appointed by the federal court to assist with security certificate litigation, and had the highest level of security clearance. She has advised the Prime Minister’s office, and been involved in sensitive diplomatic efforts. During her time with government she was given an Award of Merit for her service.
Robin has argued countless trials and appeals across Ontario, Iqaluit and the Northwest Territories, including murders, wiretap and organized crime cases with domestic and internationally gathered evidence, complex fraud and regulatory cases. She is an authority in international criminal law issues, including extradition, mutual legal assistances, terrorism and war crimes. She is trusted by her colleagues when they are in difficulty, defending Law Society and Law Pro cases.
Robin was called to the Bar in 1996, after completing her law degree at Dalhousie. In 2008 she received an award of Distinction from Oxford University when she completed her Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law.
Robin is a sought after legal educator. She is a regular speaker for the Law Society, the Advocate’s Society and the National Judicial Institute, as well as a teacher in the LLM Program at Osgoode (International Criminal Law), a trial advocacy instructor in the undergraduate law program, and team leader in the annual Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop.
Robin is a member of the International Council of Jurists and a former Director of the Criminal Lawyers Association.
Megan Andrews is a strong advocate with a knack for analytical thinking. She prides herself on providing thorough and thoughtful representation for all her clients from the moment the arrest call comes in.
After beginning her practice at a high volume criminal defence firm in Toronto, Megan joined Paradigm in May 2017. She has successfully represented clients on charges including drug trafficking, robbery, and domestic assault.
Megan graduated with Distinction from Queen’s University in 2010 and earned her J.D. from the University of Toronto in 2014. A firm believer in access to justice, Megan spent her first year summer working with immigration and refugee lawyers at a speciality Legal Aid Ontario clinic in Toronto’s Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, and began building her trial skills as a full-time student case worker at U of T’s Downtown Legal Services.
Megan speaks Spanish and welcomes clients from across the Greater Toronto Area.