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Sewrattan Criminal Lawyers Professional Corporation


Chris Sewrattan, BA, JD, LLM

Chris Sewrattan is a criminal lawyer who conducts trials and appeals at every level of court. He has successfully defended a wide range of charges, from impaired driving to murder. Chris’ litigation strategy combines intense preparation and a thorough understanding of the law. Chris takes the time to work personally with his clients through every step of their case, ensuring that they understand their obstacle and how to defeat it.

Chris does not just practice criminal law. He teaches it. Chris teaches criminal procedure at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law in Toronto. He is a contributing editor for one of the leading texts on criminal evidence, McWilliams' Canadian Criminal Evidence. In addition, Chris has published several articles related to criminal law in academic legal journals, including the UBC Law Review, Manitoba Law Journal, and Canadian Journal of Law and Technology.

Chris has a distinguished academic legal background. He holds Masters of Law and Juris Doctor degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School, and an Honours Bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of Toronto. Chris received numerous course awards for finishing first in his classes in the Juris Doctor program.

News organizations frequently ask Chris to comment on the latest cases and legal issues.

Chris is a member of the Executive of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association. He is a past member of the Ontario Parole Board, the Licence and Appeals Tribunal, and Osgoode Hall Law School’s admissions committee.


Ashley Sewrattan, BA, JD

Ashley Sewrattan defends a wide variety of charges, including sexual assault, domestic assault, drug offences, and murder. She is also an accomplished appeal lawyer. Ashley understands the needs of her clients and works personally with them to try to achieve the best outcome.

Ashley received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Ottawa and an Honours Bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of Toronto. Prior to starting her own law firm, she worked for some of the best criminal lawyers in Toronto.

While at law school, Ashley investigated potential cases of wrongful convictions as a caseworker in the University of Ottawa’s Conviction Review Project. She also volunteered with Innocence Canada.

Ashley is a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association.

Success Stories

Here are just some of our success stories. Past success does not guarantee success in your case.

Client captured on video failing to provide a breath sample to a RIDE program. Client acquitted at trial.
Client charged with murdering a man in an apartment hallway. The deceased allegedly identified the client to the police with his dying breath. The client was acquitted at trial by a jury.
Search warrant executed on a residence revealing client with 3 automatic rifles and thousands of dollars worth of drugs. Client had a previous conviction for firearms possession. After a hearing, client granted bail. A few months later, all charges removed.
The client crashed her car into a house. Her passenger told the police that she had been drinking and driving. The client provided breath samples showing her blood/alcohol level was above the legal limit. At trial, the client was acquitted of all charges.
Client slapped and threatened to kill wife, who reported him to the police. After speaking with the prosecutor, all charges were withdrawn and the client and wife reconciled.
Client provided a full, videotaped confession to the police about an elaborate robbery of a store of over $700,000 worth of products. At trial, the entire confession was thrown out of evidence.
A firearm was found in a safe in the closet of a residence. The key to the safe was found on the client. At trial, the client was acquitted.
Woman claimed the client sexually assaulted her outside her school in broad daylight. After cross-examination, the Crown withdrew all charges.
Client and his associates charged with kidnapping rival drug dealers and torturing them with medical equipment and guns over multiple days. Client was granted bail and all charges were withdrawn.
Client was convicted for importing a large quantity of cocaine in their suitcase after a trip to Jamaica. On appeal, defence argued that it was an error for the trial judge to rely on willful blindness about the cocaine being in the suitcase when there was no air of reality to knowledge based on willful blindness. The Court of Appeal allowed the appeal, set aside the conviction, and ordered a new trial.

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