Thank you for visiting the Hamilton Criminal Lawyers’ Association website. Our Association was founded over 3 decades ago by local criminal defence lawyer, Roger D. Yachetti, Q.C. and is comprised of local defence lawyers who are here to help you through the often tangled web we call the Criminal Justice System.

Our members pride themselves on knowing the local customs and practices and enjoy a positive, but adversarial relationship with the Crown’s office (and sometimes the bench). We enforce the rights set out in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, including the presumption of innocence, right to a Trial within a reasonable time and the most important right to Life, Liberty and Security of the Person (just to name a few).

With the growing trend to “buy local”, I highly recommend considering one of our members to assist you in navigating your case. Whether you are charged with shoplifting or murder, there is a lawyer amongst us that is right for you.

Yours Very Truly,

Jaime Stephenson, President HCLA