Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Brendan Coffey has been at Bayne Sellar Ertel Carter since he began his articles in 2019. He was called to the bar in 2020 and has been practicing criminal defence since then. In his time at the firm, Mr. Coffey has worked with senior counsel on a number of matters, including cases involving impaired driving, sexual assault, aggravated assault, firearms-related offences, drug trafficking, and homicide. Mr. Coffey has appeared in both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice.
Mr. Coffey attended Queen’s University and received a Juris Doctor in 2019. He also received a Political Studies degree with distinction in 2017, which he completed while attending law school. During his time at Queen’s, Mr. Coffey worked to hone his advocacy skills and joined two moot teams. He and his colleagues won the prize for best factum at the Laskin constitutional moot in 2018 and was a finalist at the Gale criminal law moot in 2019. Mr. Coffey also completed a practicum at the Community Advocacy and Legal Centre in Belleville Ontario, assisting clients with landlord-tenant and employment issues. In addition, he volunteered at the Queen’s Prison Law Clinic and summered at a prominent criminal defence firm in Toronto in 2018. He was the recipient of both the Senator Frank Carrel scholarship and the Lenczner Slaght Moot Award for excellence in the mooting program.
Mr. Coffey is a member of the County of Carleton Law Association, the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa, and the Criminal Lawyer’s Association.
Originaire de Montréal, M. Coffey travaille chez Bayne Sellar Ertel Carter depuis son arrivée en 2019 à titre d’étudiant de cléricature. Il pratique maintenant en anglais et en français en tant qu’avocat à la défense depuis son assermentation en 2020. Depuis son arrivée au cabinet, M. Coffey a été en mesure de seconder les avocats plus expérimentés dans plusieurs dossiers complexes, incluant des accusations de conduite avec facultés affaiblies, d’agression sexuelle, d’agression armée, de trafic de stupéfiants et d’armes à feu, et de meurtre. M. Coffey comparait régulièrement à la Cour de justice de l’Ontario, ainsi qu’à la Cour supérieure.
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