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.