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ABOUT OUR FIRM

We are experienced criminal defence lawyers who continually and successfully defend a multitude of serious offences. If you’ve been charged with a crime, we are in your corner.

 

Let us fight for you.

Our PROMISE

When you are charged with a crime, you are in crisis. 

We understand, and we have seen it all. We promise to listen to you and hear your side without judgment. We believe in providing a high level of service and will ensure you understand the process and strategy at every step. We have extensive experience with all types of crimes and will leave no stone unturned in our fight for justice for you. 

REAL EXPERIENCE.
PROVEN TRACK RECORD.

We are experienced criminal lawyers with a proven track record of success. We leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of justice for our clients.

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Erec Rolfe

PRINCIPAL LAWYER

Erec Rolfe is a Toronto criminal lawyer who defends clients facing charges throughout the GTA and beyond. He has over 10 years’ experience as a criminal lawyer, and consistently and successfully defends a multitude of serious offences. Erec has conducted complex and challenging trials and appeals on a wide variety of criminal charges at all levels of court in Ontario.

Erec’s advocacy has made a significant impact to the law, affecting the lives of thousands of people across the province, well beyond his own clients. For example: Erec was lead counsel in R. v. Duncan, 2016 ONCA 754, the case that paved the way for thousands of offenders to be granted extra credit (now known as “Duncan Credit”) for harsh jail conditions, including “lockdowns” and other inhumane conditions. Trial judges rely on R. v. Duncan every day, across the province, and offenders serve shorter jail sentences as a result.

Erec was lead counsel in R. v. Meads, 2018 ONCA 146, where the Ontario Court of Appeal struck down a law that prevented judges from providing extra credit for time served in jail, when they were alleged to have breached bail conditions. The court declared the law unconstitutional and it is no longer in effect.

Erec graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 2007 where he graduated on the Dean’s List.  He also won the Hanson Prize for highest standing in Constitutional Law as well as the prizes for highest standing in International Law, Conflicts of Laws and Property Law.

Before practicing criminal law, Erec practiced in commercial litigation at a major Toronto law firm where he represented clients at all levels of court in Ontario. He also completed a portion of his articling year with Eddie Greenspan, Q.C., where he played a pivotal role in overturning the conviction of an accused who had not received a fair trial.

 Erec accepts Legal Aid in some cases. You can contact him directly at 647.350.1442 and erec@rolfedefence.com.

Liis Jackobson

ASSOCIATE

Liis Jakobson is an associate lawyer at Erec Rolfe Criminal Defence.

Liis completed law school at the University of Windsor. There, Liis focused her studies in criminal law and gained invaluable experience while working at Community Legal Aid as a caseworker then subsequently as a litigator.

Prior to joining the firm, Liis completed her articling year at a highly-respected criminal defence firm in Toronto. Liis worked alongside one of Canada’s top criminal litigators and assisted in defending against a wide range of criminal matters, from assault to firearm and drug cases, as well as large-scale project cases, including a multi-year long investigation into an online gaming operation.

Prior to Law School, Liis graduated from the University of Toronto with an honours degree in criminology and psychology.

Liis is committed to serving her clients and obtaining the best possible results while ensuring that their constitutional rights are protected.

Liis accepts Legal Aid files.  She can be reached at jakobson@rolfedefence.com and at 416.452.4526.

Ethan Garber

ASSOCIATE

Ethan Garber is an associate lawyer at Erec Rolfe Criminal Defence.

Ethan completed law school at Osgoode Hall, after completing an Honours degree at the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the firm, he completed his articling year at a well-respected criminal law firm in Toronto. There, he played a critical role in developing the defence in a high-profile murder case, in addition to assisting with appeals for Innocence Canada.

As a lawyer, Ethan has experience working on trials in cases involving drug trafficking and firearm offences, assault, impaired driving and human trafficking, among others.

Ethan is dedicated to guarding the constitutional rights and dignity of those facing criminal charges and works hard to obtain the best possible outcomes for his clients.

Ethan accepts Legal Aid files. He can be reached at ethan@rolfedefence.com and at 647-350-1442.

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