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Maureen Salama



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Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law

Professional Discipline

Professional and Fiduciary Liability

Regulatory Law


Maureen's practice includes both routine and complex criminal, regulatory and professional discipline cases. She has successfully represented clients before all levels of courts and tribunals across the province of Ontario.

Maureen's criminal practice focuses on both trial and appellate matters. She works directly with several institutional clients as external counsel, providing guidance and advice regarding compliance related issues. She has also acted as counsel to corporations and agencies regarding criminal law related considerations of their business operations.  Maureen often represents members of police services, health care providers and other professionals across the province who have been charged with professional misconduct or other offences.

Maureen has experience representing victims of crime, particularly of sexually based offences and provides representation to such clients with respect to records motions and other court applications, as well as providing general advice and guidance in navigating the criminal process.  Maureen also acts as Statutory Director for various regulatory agencies and has experience prosecuting various regulatory offences.

Maureen acts as BT Legal Student Committee Chair and participates in the recruitment, hiring, and mentorship of summer and articling students. She has been an instructor with the trial advocacy course at the University of Toronto since 2010. She is often asked to present on a range of criminal and professional discipline related topics during conferences, training workshops and webinars aimed at defence counsel, Crown Attorneys, police officers and other regulated professionals.


December, 2017

“The Broken Ladder: R. v. Antic”, an article which provides a discussion of the current bail system in Ontario in light of the Antic decision and which appeared in the December 2017 edition of For the Defence published by the Criminal Lawyers Association.

Mar 18, 2015

Some Challenges and Considerations When Dealing with Mentally Ill Clients. Maureen Salama, Associate at Brauti Thorning LLP, has authored a compelling article on the challenges and considerations when representing clients with mental illness. The article is presented from a criminal defence lawyers' perspective and was published in the February issue of "Health Law in Canada" published by LexisNexis.

Jan 14, 2015

SCC decision applied in human rights case. It's unfortunate that professionals who have been cleared in criminal investigations and by administrative bodies sometimes have to continue to defend themselves, Toronto criminal lawyer Maureen Salama says in Law Times.

Jan 7, 2015

The enduring stigma of criminal charges in the Internet age Lingering online media stories has meant that the stigma of being charged with a crime often has long-lasting impacts on an accused person – regardless of the outcome of the case, Toronto criminal lawyer Maureen Salama tells Law Times

Oct 27, 2014

'Job-hopping' expected for young grads: Salama. While frequent "job-hopping" can be more problematic the older a lawyer gets, it's not an entirely negative thing for a law student, a first- or second-year associate, Toronto criminal lawyer Maureen Salama tells the Lawyers Weekly.


R. v. Scopelliti – Does the Principle Still Exist – Criminal Lawyers Association, Annual Spring Conference, 2016

Perks and Pitfalls of Social Media Marketing for Lawyers - Webinar, 2016

Professional Discipline for Health Professionals, What You Need to Know – Webinar, 2015

Tricks of the Trade – The Complaint Process for Health Professionals – Webinar, 2015

Recent Trends in Court Testimony for Police Officers – Peel Police Training Day, 2015

Professional Discipline – OACCPP Annual Conference, 2014