Taufiq Hashmani

Taufiq Hashmani

Taufiq practices criminal, professional discipline, and regulatory law at the trial and appellate levels. He frequently represents individuals charged with impaired driving offences. As part of the firm’s white collar defence team, he represents individuals and corporations in criminal and quasi-criminal proceedings. He also represents regulated professionals – including pharmacists, massage therapists, and others – facing discipline proceedings in front of their governing bodies.

Taufiq Hashmani

Taufiq practices criminal, professional discipline, and regulatory law at the trial and appellate levels. He frequently represents individuals charged with impaired driving offences. As part of the firm’s white collar defence team, he represents individuals and corporations in criminal and quasi-criminal proceedings. He also represents regulated professionals – including pharmacists, massage therapists, and others – facing discipline proceedings in front of their governing bodies.

Taufiq Hashmani obtained his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School. While at law school, Taufiq was a research assistant, for Constitutional Law professor Bruce Ryder, and was selected to participate in the inaugural Anti-Discrimination Intensive Program between Osgoode and the Human Rights Legal Support Centre.

Taufiq Hashmani obtained his Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School. While at law school, Taufiq was a research assistant, for Constitutional Law professor Bruce Ryder, and was selected to participate in the inaugural Anti-Discrimination Intensive Program between Osgoode and the Human Rights Legal Support Centre.

Taufiq has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, successfully defending criminal charges ranging from domestic assault and impaired driving charges, to large-scale project drug, firearm, and homicide cases.

Taufiq also represents regulated professionals facing discipline proceedings in front of their governing administrative bodies, including lawyers before the Law Society of Ontario, and health-care professionals before the College of Physicians and Surgeons, College of Nurses, College of Pharmacists, College of Massage Therapists, and others.

He has been selected as intervenor’s counsel on appeal to represent the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association at the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

His work on anti-Black racism in the criminal justice system has been recognized at the appellate level (R. v. Morris, 2021 ONCA 680; R. v. Desmond-Robinson, 2022 ONCA 369)and he currently serves as an external consultant for the Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) on these issues.

In addition to being a member of the Law Society of Ontario, Taufiq is a member of the Criminal Lawyers Association, is on the Litigation Committee for the Canadian Muslim Lawyers Association, and is a founding member of the Ontario Legal Professionals Alliance.