Paul Cooper

Paul has specialized in criminal and regulatory law for over 25 years. He is a tireless defender who prides himself in finding creative and cost-effective solutions for his clients. Paul was previously a Federal prosecutor, where he focused on drug and tax prosecutions.

Paul’s wide-ranging trial expertise includes cases of impaired driving, theft, assault and murder. He regularly represents young people charged under the Youth Criminal Justice Act and has significant experience defending drug charges, as well as regulatory offences under the Income Tax Act, the Environmental Protection Act, the Labour Act, the Building Code, and the Fisheries Act.

Paul’s business experience outside the law has provided him with the expertise to effectively defend businesses and individuals facing white-collar criminal allegations, including complex fraud cases.

… a tireless defender who prides himself in finding creative and cost-effective solutions for his clients.

Paul is a graduate of Osgoode Hall law school and has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Economics and International Finance. While at law school, Paul spent a term at Oxford University studying International Law at S. Edmund Hall.

Paul is founder of the popular Garage Series, a regular Continuing Professional Development event that brings together members of the legal community in a fun and informal setting.

Paul currently services the legal community as a Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario. He is a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Toronto Lawyers Association and the York Regional Law Association. As a dedicated advocate for equality in the legal profession, Paul is an annual sponsor of the CLA Women in Criminal Law conference.