Christi Hunter

Christi Hunter

Christi Hunter is a founding member of Heller Hunter Azevedo. For over two decades she has built a successful practice representing individual and corporate clients. Christi has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario, as well as Saskatchewan, Quebec and Nova Scotia, on a wide variety of criminal matters including murder, sexual assault, domestic assault, conspiracy to commit indictable offences, drug offences, large scale frauds and breach of trust. Christi leads a team of ‘white collar’ defence lawyers to prepare strategic solutions to address charges contrary to the Criminal Code, Income Tax Act, Canada Customs Act, Competition Act or Securities Act, and others.

Christi Hunter

Christi Hunter is a founding member of Heller Hunter Azevedo. For over two decades she has built a successful practice representing individual and corporate clients. Christi has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario, as well as Saskatchewan, Quebec and Nova Scotia, on a wide variety of criminal matters including murder, sexual assault, domestic assault, conspiracy to commit indictable offences, drug offences, large scale frauds and breach of trust. Christi leads a team of ‘white collar’ defence lawyers to prepare strategic solutions to address charges contrary to the Criminal Code, Income Tax Act, Canada Customs Act, Competition Act or Securities Act, and others.

Christi regularly represents individuals and corporations charged with regulatory offences, such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Environmental Protection Act, and Municipal Elections Act.

Her advice is sought through consultation with other counsel, as well as to other criminal justice system participants. Christi’s practice includes multi-jurisdictional challenges with consultation and representation in Extradition Act, International Transfer of Offenders Act, and Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty matters.

Christi regularly represents individuals and corporations charged with regulatory offences, such as the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Environmental Protection Act, and Municipal Elections Act.

Her advice is sought through consultation with other counsel, as well as to other criminal justice system participants. Christi’s practice includes multi-jurisdictional challenges with consultation and representation in Extradition Act, International Transfer of Offenders Act, and Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty matters.

For over a decade, Christi has been an executive member of the Ontario Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section and Feminist Legal Analysis Section (now named the Womens Lawyers Forum). She is also an active member of the Criminal Lawyers Association and has served as a mentor to many lawyers beginning their career in criminal law. Christi has presented at numerous education panels with the Ontario Bar Association, as well as the Law Society of Ontario. Her expertise has been sought in several working groups created by the Ontario Bar Association, including a panel on bail reform. Christi has appeared before the Court of Appeal as an intervenor on behalf of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

Christi received a BA from the University of Western Ontario in 1995, and an LL. B from the Faculty of Law at Queens University in 1999. Christi began her career articling with the prestigious boutique firm of Heller Rubel. After being called to the bar in 2001, she established and continued her practice with Heller Rubel until becoming a founding member of Heller Hunter Azevedo.