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Neil Lawson Criminal Defence is the merger of the established criminal law practices of Brendan Neil and Sarah Lawson. Our combined experience allows us to offer quality legal representation for those charged with criminal offences. We bring experience in adult, youth, and mental health matters.

We know that being charged with an offence can be an extremely stressful time. Together we can work with you to reduce the stress and work towards the best outcomes for your unique situation. It is extremely important that you know your rights and get advice from a lawyer as soon as possible.

If you have been charged, call us at 905-338-0756 for a free telephone consultation.

Neil Lawson Criminal Defence

A trusted practice

We have two offices, one located directly across the street from the Milton courthouse at 476 Steeles Avenue East, Milton, Ontario, and our second office located just across the street from the Hamilton John Sopinka courthouse at 909 – 20 Hughson Street South, Hamilton, Ontario.

We pride ourselves on regular communication and sharing of information with our clients, therefore we provide our clients with access to all of our contact information, as criminal law does not respect traditional business hours.

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Through our years in practice we have appeared in the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Ontario on matters from Bail hearings to Jury trials to Appeals.

When the police call

Bail hearings

Negotiation with crown counsel

Preliminary Hearings and Trials

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Meet The Partners

Brendan Neil

BHK, JD, CS

Sarah Lawson

BSc, JD

Corey Gallagher

Licensed Paralegal

We Will Help You Every Step Of The Way

From the start of your involvement with the criminal justice system we are able to provide you with information about your rights and the process of navigating your matter. It is only after learning your rights and options that you are able to properly instruct counsel.

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learning about all your legal issues

Being charged with a criminal offence can be extremely stressful. We work with our clients to help them learn about the process to help reduce the stress.

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Pair you up with the Perfect Attorney

It is important that communication between client and lawyer is open and effective, we are able to use various methods to ensure that we are on the same page with our clients.

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Fight For You in Court

Whether it is a bail hearing, negotiating with crown, trial, or sentencing we work with you to get the best result possible

Our focus

In any legal matter, it is important that you are kept up-to-date at all stages to make informed decisions along the way. To this effect, we provide advice in a timely and direct manner. By listening to your needs and incorporating them into the case strategy, we are able to more effectively represent your legal interests. It is important for you to remember that while we will give you advice, and sometimes recommend that you take a certain path, you are the decision maker. Our role is to work with you, understand your needs and goals, and then advocate on your behalf to ensure the best possible outcome.

It is very important that you feel comfortable with your lawyer and that you are able to talk freely with whoever represents you. Our role is to help you get through the criminal justice system and to guide you along the way. In order to achieve this, it is important that we treat each other with respect and dignity. At the end of our first meeting, we will ask you if you feel comfortable with us and our approach. It is important that you bring up any concerns that you may have at the earliest time possible. We feel so strongly about this that if you do not feel comfortable our approach, then you should not hire us.

​Please look through this site to learn more about us, our practices, and our services.

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Brendan Neil is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as Specialists in Criminal Law