The Honourable Mr. Justice
Justice Faisal Mirza serves at the Ontario Superior Court.
Prior to being appointed, he practiced trial and appellate litigation in the areas of criminal, constitutional and regulatory law.  He frequently appeared on behalf of clients and human rights organizations at the Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada.
He also served as a member of the National Security Intelligence Review Agency (NSIRA) which provided the government of Canada with independent accountability of national security and intelligence activities.
He is an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall co-teaching Advanced Criminal Law; and an Instructor in National Security and the Law at the University of Toronto Political Science Department.  
He is the author of Criminal Jury Charge Practice and several articles about criminal procedure and sentencing.
He is a co-founder of the Sentencing and Parole Project which addresses anti-Black racism and systemic discrimination in the criminal justice system.  
He served as Past President of the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association and co-founded the Muslim Legal Support Centre.  He is a former Board member of the Advocates Society, and contributor to various initiatives with the South Asian Bar Association and Criminal Lawyers Association.  
He was granted the Ontario Bar Association Award in Criminal Law, consistently recognized by Best Lawyers magazine as one of Canada’s leading appellate lawyers and was granted the Diversity Award by the South Asian Bar Association.
He is a graduate of UofT (B.A., and M.A.) and Osgoode Hall (LL.B.).   Prior to being called, he articled at Greenspan Humphrey Lavine and worked for the Hon. Fred Kaufman (Que C.A.) and Mark Sandler on a government commissioned review.