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Paul Lewandowski is an Ottawa criminal defence lawyer. The firm, Paul Lewandowski Professional Corporation, practices exclusively in the area of criminal defence law and will defend anyone charged criminally under the Criminal Code of Canada, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, or any other criminal or quasi-criminal legislation. Our focus is to minimize the impact that your charges will have on your life. This is achieved through aggressive and thorough review of your case, and through mastery of the delicate arts of cross-examination and legal argument.


Mr. Lewandowski has over eleven years of experience practising exclusively as a criminal defence lawyer. During that time, he has amassed an array of trial acquittals, unprecedented plea results, and established himself as a formidable advocate for those accused of even the most heinous crimes. Over the course of his career, Paul Lewandowski has defended hundreds of clients charged with anything from simple theft to dangerous offender proceedings. His firm prides itself on providing a high quality of client care. Every offender is treated with dignity and respect, regardless of what they are charged with.


Mr. Lewandowski has amassed an impressive array of unlikely acquittals on challenging and complex cases. Resulting from this, Mr. Lewandowski was chosen by Lexpert magazine as one of the "Litigation lawyers to watch" in 2014. He frequently lectures at Algonquin College, and for Continuing Professional Development Programs for the Law Society CPD requirement on topics such as pre-trial strategy and cross-examination. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Ottawa law school, and is CTV News Ottawa's featured Legal Analyst. He comments regularly on criminal matters of national importance in the Globe and Mail and the National Post. He was featured in the Law Times concerning a constitutional challenge to the Victim Fine Surcharge provisions of the Criminal Code. Mr. Lewandowski is a seasoned lawyer, with eleven years of dedication to the craft of criminal defence.


Since founding the firm, Mr. Lewandowski has carefully handpicked his staff to ensure that any member of the team is of high enough calibre to properly represent the firm - and most importantly, the client. The world of criminal defence law is constantly evolving. Emergency situations occur on a regular basis, consisting of calls from the cellblock at all hours of the night, family members worried about their loved one who has just been arrested, or frantic calls from an accused after learning they have been charged with a crime they did not commit. Criminal defence law requires us to be perpetually prepared to litigate on our clients behalf. Thus, staff are integral to the process. At Paul Lewandowski Professional Corporation, all staff members maintain full awareness of the firm's clients and caseload, enabling them to assist on an urgent basis when clients call with emergencies.


We accept any case where an accused is charged with a criminal offence. Mr. Lewandowski defends cases predominantly in Ottawa, Ontario, but also accepts cases of interest from Ottawa's surrounding communities including Toronto, London, Belleville, Napanee, Cornwall, Brockville, Kingston, L'Orignal, Pembroke, Renfrew, Smith Falls and Perth. Some of the typical offences we defend include but are not limited to:


If you have been contacted by the police, or believe your are under criminal investigation, or have been charged with a criminal offence and are looking for advice, do not hesitate to contact us. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to address your concerns. We are firm focused on high-level client care. We are accessible; we are approachable. By design, we are not a high-volume firm. We prefer to focus on excellent results as opposed to volume. To do this, we need to be able to devote sufficient resources to your case ensuring that no stone is left unturned in your defence. Acquittals, stays of proceedings and complainant confessions before a jury while under cross-examination do not happen by accident. More information about Paul Lewandowski and his staff is available on this website. Please feel free to send us an email using the form located on the right side of the page, or to call us to book a free consultation.


Paul Lewandowski reviews a week in criminal law, and analyses the idea of due process in an age of victim rights, with reference to the Bill Cosby, Ghomeshi and Montana Quarterback rape cases. Due Process vs. Victims' Rights.

A legal analysis of the Kesha v. Dr. Luke saga, and a Canadian law based explanation of the recent Judgement by New York Supreme Court judge Kornreich wherein she dismissed Kesha's motion for a preliminary injunction. Kesha v. Dr. Luke.



A commentary on Senator Patrick Brazeau's legal predicament and the recently withdrawn charge of sexual assault. What does this mean legally? What does this mean for Patrick Brazeau's return to the senate? "Sexual Assault charge withdrawn against Senator Patrick Brazeau." The full blog can be found at 1310 News Crime Scene. For a list of other articles written by Paul Lewandowski see our internal site link The Crime Scene.


Paul Lewandowski's Ottawa Sun editorial column regarding the recent Christy Natsis sentencing decision: Reflections of Christy Natsis


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Paul Lewandowski Professional Corporation
200 Elgin St,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
K2P 1L5