Jeffrey R. Manishen

Jeffrey R. Manishen

Ross & McBride LLP

Recognized since 2006

Hamilton, Ontario

Practice Areas

Criminal Defence

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Jeffrey is Criminal Lawyer and Associate Counsel at Ross & McBride LLP.

A criminal lawyer in Hamilton, Ontario, Mr. Manishen commenced his practice of with Ross and McBride in 1985. Prior to that he was an Assistant Crown Attorney in Hamilton from 1977 - 1985. Over the years, he has defended a similarly-wide range of criminal charges as well as drug offences, tax evasion and proceedings under the Provincial Offences Act.

He has also, on occasion, been retained by the Ministry of the Attorney-General of Ontario to serve as a special prosecutor.He has been certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a specialist in criminal litigation since 1989 and has been recognized for his practice in Criminal Law by Best Lawyers in Canada annually since 2006. Jeff was inducted into the International Association of Trial Lawyers in July 2016. He has lectured and instructed extensively on substantive criminal law, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, expert evidence and police training for the Law Society of Ontario, the Ontario Criminal Lawyers' Association, the Ontario Crown Attorneys' Association, the Ontario Police College and local police services in Ontario.

He is a frequent legal commentator on CHML AM 900 Radio and CHCH television in Hamilton and may be accessed on YouTube.

In 1983, he developed the concept of lawyers performing "Twelve Angry Men" on stage, an idea which has led to numerous productions across North America, some of which he performed in with the Hamilton Lawyers' Club at Theatre Aquarius.

  • 1 King Street West, 10th Floor
    Hamilton, ON L8P 1A4

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 for work in:
  • Criminal Defence
  • 2010 - Hamilton Law Association Edward J. Orzel Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • 2013- United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton John F. Evans/Sopinka Award of Community Distinction

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