Murder & Homicide Defence Lawyers in Ottawa

Murder is the most serious offence in the Criminal Code. These cases are relentlessly investigated by the police and are prosecuted vigorously by the Crown’s office.

Murder carries with it a mandatory minimum sentence of life in prison. For individuals convicted of second-degree murder, they cannot apply for parole before 10 years have elapsed. Offenders convicted of first-degree murder must wait at least 25 years to apply for parole.

Murder cases are almost always tried before a jury. Every murder case has its own complexities – novel legal issues, difficult factual circumstances or other forensic and technical features.

Friedman Mansour LLP partner Solomon Friedman has been lead counsel on numerous murder cases. He is also a member of Legal Aid Ontario’s Extremely Serious Criminal Matters (ESM) panel, and accepts Legal Aid certificates for the most serious cases, including murder, dangerous offender applications and terrorism charges. He believes that individuals charged with these offences require robust and vigorous representation, regardless of their ability to pay.

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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