R. Roots Gadhia

barrister & solicitor, criminal defence counsel

R. Roots Gadhia is a criminal defence lawyer in private practice in Toronto. Always an advocate for the underdog, Roots represents clients facing criminal proceedings ranging from drug offences, sexual and aggravated assaults to manslaughter and murder. She has appeared across Ontario before the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario on both jury and judge-alone trials.

In 1991, Roots completed a combined honours degree in English and Philosophy from the University of Western Ontario, and graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1995. She articled at the firm then known as Pinkofsky Lockyer Kwinter and was called to the Ontario Bar in 1997. Following two years as duty counsel in courts across the Greater Toronto Area, Roots opened her own practice in 1999. She has been a Criminal Lawyers Association representative for the Metro West Courthouse since 2009.

  • Member in Good Standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member of the Criminal Lawyers Association
  • CLA Representative for the Metro West Courts
  • Participating Mock Trial Coach for the Ontario Justice Education Network

Roots can be reached at 416-418-6650 or via email at [email protected].

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