Aaron B. Harnett, BA, LL.B, obtained his law degree in 1990 from Queen’s University Law School, and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto. He completed his articles at the firm of Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt, and has practised exclusively in the area of criminal law since his call to the bar in 1992.
His notable cases include the landmark decision legalizing medical marijuana by the Ontario Court of Appeal in R. v. Parker, the striking down of provisions governing the searches of law offices (s.488.1 of the Criminal Code) in the Supreme Court of Canada’s R. v. Fink and the murder trial in the death of Toronto police officer William Hancox.
Aaron B. Harnett is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and a member of the Criminal Lawyers Association. He is licensed to practice law in the Province of Ontario. He is criminal counsel to Sterlon Underwriting Managers Limited, providing criminal legal advice to policy holders in the field of education throughout Ontario. His clients include companies facing criminal and quasi-criminal investigations. He has appeared frequently as a guest on television and radio public affairs programs.
Aaron Harnett is the owner and operator of Broadview Law Chambers, a commercial office space offering a wide range of services to meet the needs of lawyers and law-related professionals in Toronto.