Yoav Niv


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200 Elgin Street, Suite 403, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L5

Yoav Niv


Yoav Niv is a criminal defence lawyer and counsel with Friedman Mansour LLP.

Yoav obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia with distinction, and completed his law degree in Ontario at the University of Ottawa. He graduated on the dean’s honour list. After graduation, Yoav articled with one of Canada’s most prominent criminal defence lawyers.

​Yoav has considerable experience defending a wide range of offences at all levels of court in Alberta and Ontario including sexual assault, white collar crime, narcotics, firearms, terrorism, internet crime, and homicide. His criminal defence practice includes defence of complex cases ranging from multiple complainant sexual assault/child exploitation prosecutions, police corruption, wiretaps, international search and seizure, as well as large scale drug importation.

​Yoav also represents both individual and institutional clients in civil and regulatory matters. He is often called upon to assist senior counsel in file review and preparation, questionings, and trial preparation in the area of insurance claims, personal injury, and regulatory offences.

Yoav is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and is regularly retained to consult on complex fraud or other cases involving financial offences.

  • Called to the Alberta Bar, 2016
  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2022

Certified Fraud Examiner, 2017

J.D, University of Ottawa, 2015

B.A., Simon Fraser University, 2012

  • Criminal Lawyers’ Association
  • Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa
  • Criminal Trial Lawyers’ Association (Alberta)

Successful Cases


Fady took very good care of me, keeping my best interest in mind and supported me throughout the process. I am very thankful for his help and would absolutely recommend this office and specifically Mr. Mansour.

J. L.

Excellent and precise communications skills. Very clear on what my position was, what the legal actions available were, and what his strategy would be to address the situation. And precise execution. He assured me of my rights and position every step of the way. Made me feel totally comfortable with my rights, and let me continue with my life. Highly recommended.

V. K.

Fady recently represented me in a legal matter during one of the most difficult periods of my life. From the onset, Fady was professional, supportive and reassured me that he would do all he could to ensure a positive outcome, which was achieved. Thank you to Fady and team for your hard work and support!

S. K.
Solomon is an excellent Lawyer, top in the field of firearms legislation. Would definitely invest time and money for his expertise. Thank you Solomon for first, taking my case and second, supporting a injured veteran.

The night I was charged with assault after a night out drinking was the worst night of my life. As a police officer, an off duty assault conviction would have jeopardized my career. I have worked closely with lawyers my entire nine year career. Either directly with Crown on a case or through cross-examination by defence counsel and after a few minutes of speaking with Solomon shortly after my arrest I knew his knowledge and ability to articulate legal principles were unmatched. He spent nearly an hour on the phone with me gathering facts and providing clear instructions. Throughout the process he kept me updated as to what was going on and I was extremely impressed with his handling of my case. Solomon did his homework on the accusers and witnesses and prepared an unbelievable defence which ultimately led to the charge being dropped on the first day of trial and allowing me to continue my career as a police officer. I’d recommend Solomon to anybody who is in need of expert legal defence.


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