Brian Heller

Brian Heller

Brian Heller is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Criminal Litigation.

A graduate from McGill University Faculty of Law in 1975, Brian practiced criminal law in Montreal until 1982, when he re-established in Toronto and co-founded the Toronto criminal law firm of Heller, Rubel.

He is now a proud founding member of Heller Hunter Azevedo.

Brian Heller

Brian Heller is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Criminal Litigation.

A graduate from McGill University Faculty of Law in 1975, Brian practiced criminal law in Montreal until 1982, when he re-established in Toronto and co-founded the Toronto criminal law firm of Heller, Rubel.

He is now a proud founding member of Heller Hunter Azevedo.

Brian’s practice is concentrated in the area of white-collar crime, ranging from fraud, customs and tax evasion to price-fixing, bribery and money laundering. His practice extends from defending individuals and national/international corporations to assisting victims of crime with the investigative and judicial process. He has extensive experience in battling foreign governments in alleged politically-motivated groundless prosecutions of individuals and/or attempts to have those individuals extradited or deported from Canada .

Brian’s practice is concentrated in the area of white-collar crime, ranging from fraud, customs and tax evasion to price-fixing, bribery and money laundering. His practice extends from defending individuals and national/international corporations to assisting victims of crime with the investigative and judicial process. He has extensive experience in battling foreign governments in alleged politically-motivated groundless prosecutions of individuals and/or attempts to have those individuals extradited or deported from Canada .

Brian served as a Director of the Ontario Bar Association (formerly the Canadian Bar Association-Ontario), Criminal Justice Section from 1986 to 2006. He has been a sessional lecturer in criminal law at the McGill University Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School and an instructor at the Criminal Law Bar Admission Course for the Quebec Bar, as well as for the Criminal Procedure and Trial Practice portions of what was then known as the Law Society of Upper Canada Bar Admission Course. From 1997 to 2001 Brian taught Trial Advocacy at the University of Toronto Law School.

He also, at times, is a criminal law commentator on English and French television and radio stations. Brian has lectured extensively on numerous subjects including tax evasion, ethics, sentencing, solicitor-client privilege, international bribery, disclosure and accessing third party records. Brian has consistently been selected by his peers for inclusion in 
The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2006.