Alice Barton is a Criminal Defence Lawyer in Toronto.
Alice Barton completed her Bachelor of Laws at Osgoode Hall Law School, and also has a Master of Environmental Studies from York University. Her undergraduate degree was an Honours Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University. Ms Barton has been practicing exclusively in criminal defence litigation since her call to the Bar in 2006, first for two years at the prestigious Toronto law firm Derstine Penman, and since November 2008 as a sole practitioner.
Ms Barton articled with the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General where she gained litigation and written advocacy experience both at administrative tribunals and prosecuting provincial offences.
In her spare time, Alice volunteers as a case reviewer for the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC).
Ms Barton has represented clients at Ontario Provincial Court, the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Appeal. She defends adults and youths charged with offences contrary to the Criminal Code, the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and occasionally provincial offences including Highway Traffic Act violations. She is committed to protecting the values enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and believes that a strong criminal defence and a fair trial are the best ways to honour those values. She understands that every case is unique and is dedicated to spending the time required to serve each individual client’s needs.
Alice Barton is licensed to practice in Ontario by the Law Society of Upper Canada, and is a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and the Toronto Lawyers’ Association. She is on Legal Aid Ontario’s “Extremely Serious Matters” panel and “Gladue” panel (serving Aboriginal clients). She is also a Notary Public.