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AVI BARATZ, B.A. (Hons.), LL.B., Barrister & Solicitor
Avi Baratz received his B.A. Honours from York University majoring in Philosophy and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He obtained his LL.B. at the University of Windsor. Mr. Baratz was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2005. He also completed the Canadian Securities Course (CSC). He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society, the Family Lawyers’ Association and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association. He is also sworn and enrolled as a Solicitor of the Ontario Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Superior Court of Justice.
Mr. Baratz has vast experience successfully representing accused persons charged with Criminal Code and quasi-criminal offences throughout Southern Ontario. Also, he has appeared and conducted jury trials at the Superior Court of Ontario. He has obtained not-guilty verdicts after hard-fought contested trials. Also he has successfully negotiated favourable resolutions countless times, resulting in withdrawals, stays or discharges.
Mr. Baratz has a keen interest in defending accused persons charged with financial related offences such as fraud, securities offences and tax evasion. Mr. Baratz’s CSC certification allows him to apply his knowledge of the financial marketplace when defending clients charged with related offences.
Mr. Baratz also has vast experience successfully representing parents who find themselves tangled up in family law disputes involving, divorce, custody, access and support. As well, he represents parents who find themselves involved with various children’s aid societies (CAS) across Southern Ontario. Mr. Baratz has successfully advocated for children to be returned home out of foster care and back with their parents. He has also negotiated and mediated many successful resolutions involving high conflict family law disputes.
Mr. Baratz has been practicing law for over 13 years. He is a no-nonsense advocate who leaves no stone unturned. He has the enthusiasm, skills and experience to handle your criminal or family case – no matter how simple or complex, trivial or serious.
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The Baratz Law Experience
At Baratz Law, Mr. Baratz goes the extra mile for his clients. By constantly reading up on the law which is always evolving and changing, and by attending continuing professional education seminars Mr. Baratz stays current and up to date in both areas of his practice – criminal defence and family law. Mr. Baratz has also been the lead counsel in numerous reported important legal decisions that can be found online. He is an active member of numerous legal associations which ensure that its members are up to date on the latest legal tools and precedence.
Mr. Baratz takes his role as an advocate seriously and understands what is at stake when an individual is sitting in front of him with a criminal or family problem. Mr. Baratz is extremely patient with his clients and always ensures that they are treated with respect and dignity. He understands that bad things can happen to good people and that everyone makes mistakes in life. He also understands how stressful a family matter can be on all the parties and will do his best to ensure a speedy, fair and just resolution. For cases that cannot be resolved, Mr. Baratz does not hesitate to advocate on his client’s behalf in a court of law – to put his client’s case to the test.
For the past 13 years, since taking the Barrister’s Oath in 2005, Mr. Baratz has stayed true to his promise: to faithfully serve and diligently represents the best interests of his client and to protect and defend the rights and interests of his clients.