Faisal Mirza is a partner at Mirza Kwok Defence Lawyers.  He practices trial and appellate litigation in the areas of criminal, constitutional and regulatory law.  He frequently appears on behalf of clients and human rights organizations at the Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada. 

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 co-founder of the Sentencing and Parole Project, President of the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association, Board member of the Advocates Society, and contributor to various initiatives with the South Asian Bar Association and Criminal Lawyers Association.   

He has been 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.).  He was called to the bar in 2002.  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.

Contact: faisal.mirza@utoronto.ca