Tony Paciocco is a criminal lawyer and associate at Edelson & Friedman LLP.
Tony completed a B.A. at McGill University, where he graduated with distinction. He received his J.D. from Queen’s University in 2014. In his final year at law school, Tony was the recipient of the Dean’s Bronze Scholar Award, which is awarded annually to the student who obtained the third highest grade point average in his or her year. He also had the distinction of receiving the Queen’s Law Prize in Advanced Criminal Law.
During his legal studies, Tony served as a student caseworker for Queen’s Legal Aid, did pro-bono work for the Ontario Justice Education Network, and was a volunteer editor of the Queen’s Law Journal. In 2012-2013, Tony represented his school at the Canadian Client Consultation Competition, where Queen’s made it to the final round of the national competition. The following year, Tony acted as student coach for the Queen’s Arnup and Sopinka Cup Trial Advocacy Team, where the team placed first in provincials and third in nationals.
Tony worked as a summer student and then as an articling student at Edelson Friedman Black LLP. As a member of the firm, Tony has assisted with legal research and trial preparation. He has drafted material for all levels of court in Canada, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Tony was called to the bar in 2015. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association.
Tony is also a part of the firm’s Affordable Defence Initiative.