Solomon Friedman represents clients on criminal charges before all levels of court in Ontario. Solomon uses his experience, together with his talent for effective written advocacy, to create persuasive and innovative legal arguments, both at trial and on appeal.
Solomon writes widely on topics related to criminal law and appears often in the media – print, television and radio – to discuss high-profile cases and new developments in the law. His opinion and feature articles have appeared in newspapers across the country, including the National Post, the Montreal Gazette and the Ottawa Citizen. He is a regular contributor to the Citizen’s bi-weekly column on legal rights and criminal law, entitled “Right to Know.”
Solomon has also testified regarding firearms law before Standing Committees at both the House of Commons and the Senate of Canada.
Solomon Friedman created and maintains firearmslaw.ca, a blog and legal resource site devoted to Canadian gun law and policy. He is also the co-author of the 2013/14 Annotated Firearms Act and Related Legislation, published by LexisNexis Canada.
Solomon attended the Beth Israel College in Jerusalem, where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Talmudic Law and Philosophy, graduating with the highest academic distinction in 2006. Solomon thereafter attended the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Common Law, where he graduated, magna cum laude, in 2009. Upon graduation, he was selected to clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada for the Honourable Mr. Justice Morris Fish. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2010.
While at law school, Solomon was the recipient of the prize for the highest grade in the Advanced Criminal Procedure course. He also had the distinction of receiving the Law Society of Upper Canada Award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Studies, the Osgoode Society Prize for Canadian Legal History and the Law Foundation of Ontario Award for academic excellence. In addition to obtaining the University of Ottawa Merit Scholarship for each of his years of study at law school, Solomon was also awarded the Catherine Helen Maclean Upper Year Award for his academic achievement and class standing.
Solomon is also one of three lawyers behind the firm’s Affordable Defence initiative.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal and Regulatory Litigation
- Gaming Law
- Firearms Law
- Ontario, 2010
- University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- Beth Israel College
Honours and Awards
- Law Society of Upper Canada Award
- Osgoode Society Prize for Canadian Legal History
- Law Foundation of Ontario Award for Academic Excellence
- University of Ottawa Merit Scholarship
- Catherine Helen Maclean Upper Year Award
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Criminal Lawyers’ Association
- Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa