• More About Lynda

    Lynda is a partner at ALG. She maintains a criminal and regulatory law practice with a strong interest in search and seizure issues.  Prior to joining ALG, Lynda articled at a civil litigation boutique and subsequently spent nine years working at a top criminal and regulatory boutique firm in Toronto, focusing on a practice of mixed regulatory and criminal law. Lynda has also gained experience on the other side of the courtroom, acting as an Assistant Crown Attorney for the Guns & Gangs Unit of the Ministry of the Attorney General. Lynda acts as duty counsel for the Law Society of Ontario and the Pro Bono Inmate Appeal Program.


    Lynda earned her law degree from the University of Ottawa, where she graduated fifth in her class and earned awards including prizes for highest standing in advanced criminal procedure and criminal law and procedure. She has a B.A.H. in History from Queen’s University.


    Lynda is a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and the Advocates’ Society, acting as Vice-Chair for the Advocates’ Society Criminal Law Practice Group and as a member of the IT/Remote Access Committee for the New Toronto Courthouse. She has spoken at numerous conferences on search and seizure issues and acts as a co-chair of the annual Osgoode Tech Crime Conference. 

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Notable Cases


R. v. D.M., 2022 ONCA 429

Kitmitto (Re), 2022 ONCMT 12

R. v. Frater, 2020 ONCA 624

R. v. Bukin, 2021 ONSC 3347

R. v. Amiri, 2021 ONCA 902

Ontario (Labour) v. Nugent, 2018 ONCA 1014

Commissioner of Competition v. X, 2018 ONSC 5120

Commissioner of Competition v. X, 2018 ONSC 3730

R v. Nugent, Guillemette and Buckingham, 2018 ONSC 3546

Commissioner of Competition v. X, 2018 ONSC 3374

R v. Wallace, 2016 ONSC 5512

Clokie v. Royal College of Dental Surgeons (Ontario), 2016 ONSC 164

World Bank Group v. Wallace, 2016 SCC 15

R v. King, 2015 ONCJ 136

Wallace v. H.M.Q.,2014 ONSC 449

Wallace v. H.M.Q., 2014 ONSC 931

Law Society of Upper Canada v. Lambert, 2014 ONLSTH 15

Law Society of Upper Canada v. Lambert, 2014 ONLSTH 65

R v. Kazenelson, 2013 ONCJ 63

R v. Rutigliano, 2013 ONSC 6675

R v. Rutigliano, 2013 ONSC 6589

R v. Rutigliano, 2012 ONSC 6135

R v. Rutigliano, 2012 ONSC 1405

R v. Rutigliano, 2011 ONCA 796

R v. Rutigliano, 2011 ONCA 797

Notable Media Publications

For the Defence, "Challenging The Voluntary Sharing of Corporate Information with Law Enforcement" (January 2023)

For the Defence, "The Principled Approach to Excision" (August 2022)

For the Defence, "The Use and Admissibility of Screenshot Evidence" (May 2022)

Forthe Defence, “The Use of Technology in Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions” (December 2021)

For the Defence, “Technology and the Pandemic” (July 2021)

For the Defence, “Project Cases” (April 2021)

For the Defence, “Step 6: Some Practical Considerations” (July 2020)

Criminal Lawyers’ Association 2019 Fall Conference, Step 6: Some Practical Considerations

For the Defence, “Defence Counsel’s Role During the Execution of a
Search Warrant” (March 2019)

Ontario Bar Association, Case Commentary: v. Reeves, 2018 SCC 56 (January 13, 2019)

Keeping Tabs, “Protecting Your Ice Hole” (with Amy Ohler; June 2017)