Dominic Lamb is a lawyer with Edelson Clifford D'Angelo Friedman LLP (www.edelsonlaw.ca). He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2001. He received his LL.B. from the University of Ottawa in 1999 and his B.A. (Hons.) from Brock University in 1996. In 2003, Mr. Lamb started his own criminal defence practice. He joined Edelson Clifford D’Angelo Friedman LLP in 2009.
Mr. Lamb's practice covers all manner of cases that come before the criminal courts, from mischief to murder. He has represented clients at the Ontario and Superior Courts of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada and at public inquiries.
Mr. Lamb is accredited as a Certified Specialist (criminal law) by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Mr. Lamb believes that the criminal defence lawyer is the bulwark that stands between the individual and the power of the state. Persons facing criminal prosecution are almost inevitably at their most vulnerable and as such, their cases demand rigorous and continuous attention. It is with preparation and knowledge of the case that he ensures his clients' interests are fully represented and articulated.
He is actively involved with the local bar and has previously served as the Vice-President, Treasurer, and Director of the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa. He has lectured on criminal law topics at the University of Ottawa Law School, at Carleton University and for visiting foreign jurists. He served as a member of the planning committee for the DCAO/CCLA Criminal Law Conference for many years, organizing and presenting at that conference each year.
He continues to be involved in the planning and presentation of the ongoing DCAO 5 O’clock Lecture Series and was the original host for the DCAO presentation of LSUC continuing legal education programs for the local criminal defence bar.