R. GRAHAM ZOPPI | CRIMINAL DEFENCE
“One of the best young criminal lawyers…” – Toronto provincial court Judge
Mr. Zoppi began his legal career after graduating from law school near the top of his class, taking a distinguished position of “articles of clerkship” with the judges of the Superior Court of Ontario. During his time there he worked very closely with the judiciary and began to learn everything that goes on behind closed doors while the courts make their decisions.
After his articles, Graham Zoppi took a position with the Ministry of the Attorney General, working as an assistant Crown Attorney. His duties at the Ministry primarily consisted of running appeals at the highest provincial court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, and conducting criminal trials and bail hearings. Working as a prosecutor has given Mr. Zoppi experience and insight unavailable to most other criminal lawyers, having seen matters from the other side of the table.
Following his work as a prosecutor, Graham Zoppi moved into the private field to work as part of the top-tier litigation department of the noted law firm of Blake, Cassels & Graydon. He put his skills to work on criminal, quasi-criminal and Ontario Securities Commission matters, as well as working on other white-collar fraud and negligence cases.
These days, Mr. Zoppi focuses all his skills on the practice of criminal defence, and has devoted himself to this exclusively for the last ten years. He regularly defend clients at all levels of Ontario court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal, Superior Court, and the Court of Justice. He remains committed to providing his clients with the best possible defence, and his zealous work on behalf of his clients earned him the notice of one retired provincial court judge, who dubbed him “one of the best young criminal lawyers” in Toronto.