Andrew Menchynski, B.A. (Hons), J.D. has been an associate at Presser Barristers since 2014. Prior to joining the criminal defence bar, he articled and was counsel at the Crown Law Office – Criminal. He currently practices at both trial and appellate levels. Andrew also assists clients with various professional and disciplinary matters.
Andrew has argued cases before the Supreme Court of Canada and all levels of court in Ontario, as well as before the Ontario Review Board and other administrative tribunals. He has appeared as counsel on a number of noteworthy cases, including R. v. Safarzadeh-Markhali, 2016 SCC 14, R. v. Dowholis, 2016 ONCA 801, R. v. Delchev, 2015 ONCA 381, and Re Issariotis, 2014 ONCA 182. Andrew has also presented at continuing legal education conferences and taught criminal law courses as an ad hoc lecturer at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.
Andrew graduated in the top 3 per cent of his class from Osgoode Hall Law School where he was the recipient of several academic awards, including prizes for highest standing in Criminal Law and the Criminal Intensive Program. While in law school, Andrew participated in oral advocacy competitions and was awarded an advocacy prize by the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. Andrew’s written work has also been recognized with several academic and literary awards.
Andrew was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013. He is a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association.