You need an experienced criminal defence
lawyer when it comes to fighting criminal charges

We Specialize In Bail, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Charges

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We represent clients on all criminal charges with a particular focus on defending those who have been wrongfully accused of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our purpose is singular in focus: to achieve the best possible results for our clients. If you have been charged with a serious crime, put your trust in a highly-skilled criminal lawyer.

KIVLAW BARRISTERS has proven experience defending criminal law cases in: Toronto, Brampton, Newmarket, Oshawa, Hamilton, Bradford, Niagara Falls, St. Catharines, Guelph, Kitchener, St. Thomas, Woodstock, Orangeville, London, Chatham, Windsor, Cobourg, Kingston, Ottawa, Pembroke, Brantford, Milton, Barrie, Orillia, North Bay, Thunder Bay and Timmins and throughout Ontario.


At KIVLAW BARRISTERS, we understand how intimidating the process of being cuffed, arrested, fingerprinted and charged can be. Criminal Defence Lawyer Robert Kivlichan will take the time to hear your side of the story, explain the charges against you and counsel you regarding the best approach to your defence strategy based on the circumstances surrounding your alleged crime. We approach each case with diligence and give our cases 100% of our energy and dedication.

You may have been charged with a crime, but that doesn’t mean you’re guilty of it. Being convicted of a crime can lead to several consequences. Not only can you face incarceration and/or fines, but you will also have a mark on your record that can severely limit your opportunities in the future. When facing a criminal charge in court, you need experienced representation on your side. Give us a call today.


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Main Office - Suite 400, 43 Front Street East
Toronto ON, M5E 1B3
York Region - Suite 3, 376 Eagle St.,
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 1K4
Niagara Region - Suite 123, 21 Duke St,
St. Catharines, ON L2R 5W1
Mon - Sun: 24 hours

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WHO WE AREOur Founder

Robert Kivlichan | KivLaw

Robert W.H. Kivlichan

Founder and Lead Counsel


Honours Baccalaureate in Arts – University of Guelph

Major: International Development Studies (IDS) (Political Economy and Administrative Change)

Minor: Political Science

Juris Doctor (J.D.) – University of Ottawa Faculty of Law

Cum Laude

Out Work Them™ 

That is the guiding principle at KIVLAW Barristers where we represent individuals who have been wrongfully accused of sexual assault and domestic violence.

Robert W.H. Kivlichan is widely regarded as a rising star amongst criminal defence lawyers in Canada. No stranger to controversy or a good fight, Robert approaches each case with tenacity and unwavering commitment to his client’s rights.

Before attending law school, Robert Kivlichan graduated with a Baccalaureate in Arts (Hons.) from the University of Guelph, graduating with High Distinction.

Robert attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law where he graduated cum laude. While studying law, Robert focused on criminal law and constitutional litigation, finishing in the top 10% of his first-year class.

During the summer of his first year at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, Robert interned at the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) in Ottawa. Robert’s time at the AFN was focused on the final stages of the litigation surrounding the Residential Schools Settlement Agreement (IRSSA). As a result, Robert is actively involved in First Nations rights and issues, including land and resource claims.

After law school, Robert was recruited to work at one of Canada’s premier international business law firms, Bennett Jones LLP, where he learned from some of the brightest legal minds in the private sector. During his articles, Robert gained practical experience working on securities fraud and recovery, constitutional litigation, and white collar crime.

After his Call to the Bar, Robert joined the firm of the venerable Edward H. Royle where he litigated everything from minor drug charges to the defence of one of the most prolific serial killers in Canadian history. It is here that Robert’s passion for criminal defence took hold.

Since founding KIVLAW Barristers, Robert Kivlichan has become widely recognized as an authority on the law of bail, sexual assault and domestic violence. These are the cases most likely to go to trial and it is at trial where Robert Kivlichan demonstrates his formidable skills as an advocate and trial lawyer.

400-43 Front Street East, Toronto ON, M5E 1B3

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If you have been charged with a crime, trust the team at Kivlichan Criminal Defence. Call us today for a free consultation.

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