Top Police Misconduct Lawyers in Toronto

If you or a loved one has been a victim of police misconduct in Toronto, Christopher Stienburg, JD, is here to help. 

As the leading police misconduct lawyer in Toronto, Christopher Stienburg and his team of experienced lawyers are dedicated to fighting for your rights and ensuring justice is served.

Common Types of Police Misconduct Cases

Excessive Force

Excessive force occurs when police officers use more force than necessary during an arrest, detention, or confrontation. This can lead to severe injuries, permanent disabilities, or even loss of life. 

Our experienced lawyers meticulously examine cases where officers have used disproportionate force. We seek accountability and fair compensation for victims who have suffered due to excessive force. Learn more about our police brutality lawyers.

False Arrest and Detention

False arrest and wrongful detention violate your constitutional rights. If you were arrested without reasonable or probable grounds or detained beyond a reasonable period, you may have a valid claim. Our legal team challenges such cases, ensuring that your rights are protected and seeking compensation for the harm caused.

Malicious Prosecution and Abuse of Power

Malicious prosecution occurs when law enforcement initiates criminal proceedings against an individual without probable cause or with ill intent. Abuse of power encompasses unwarranted arrests, intimidation, coercion, and other actions that violate citizens’ rights. We stand up against abuse of power and malicious intent, ensuring that those who misuse their authority are held liable.

Civil Rights / Charter Violations

Your civil liberties and Charter rights should never be compromised. If you’ve experienced racial profiling, discrimination, or breaches of Charter Rights, our legal team navigates the complexities of civil rights and Charter cases, seeking justice and reparations on your behalf.

Police Negligence and Failure to Protect

Law enforcement officers have a duty to protect citizens and to warn citizens of imminent harm. When they fail to do so, it can result in harm or even death. We handle cases where negligence by police officers led to preventable injuries or loss of life. Holding them accountable is essential for preventing future harm.

Retaliation and Whistleblower Protection

Officers who report misconduct within their own departments may face retaliation. We advocate for officers who blow the whistle on corruption, abuse, or illegal practices. Protecting their rights is crucial for maintaining integrity within law enforcement agencies.

Why Choose Our Legal Services?

1. Expertise and Experience

Our lawyers specialize in police misconduct cases. We understand the nuances of Ontario’s legal system and have successfully represented clients in similar situations. We stay updated on relevant laws, precedents, and court decisions to build strong cases.

2. Compassion and Empathy

We recognize the emotional toll that police misconduct can take on victims and their families. Our compassionate approach ensures that you’re not just a case number; you’re a person seeking justice.

3. Results Driven Advocacy

Our track record speaks for itself. We’ve secured substantial settlements and verdicts for victims of police misconduct. Whether through negotiation or litigation, we fight tirelessly for fair compensation.

4. Personalized Strategies

No two cases are identical. We tailor our legal strategies to your specific circumstances. We listen to your story, assess the evidence, and develop a robust plan to achieve the best possible outcome.

About Christopher Stienburg

Chris is the founder and principal lawyer of Stienburg Law. For many years, he has practiced law in downtown Toronto. In that time, he helped hundreds of clients with their legal issues. In September 2019, he opened his own practice, allowing him to address the unique needs of his clients in ways that larger firms cannot. Chris has extensive experience in many areas of civil litigation law. He has represented clients at the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Learn more about Chris or contact him today

Christopher Stienburg


Your First Step: Free Consultation

Contact us to understand your rights as a victim. We’ll explain the legal process and potential avenues for seeking justice. 

Remember, you’re not alone in this fight. Our legal team is committed to standing by your side, advocating for accountability, and ensuring that your rights are upheld.

Don’t let police misconduct go unaddressed. Take the first step toward justice.

Contact us at (416) 601-6801 or submit a callback request.

Let us know what you would like to discuss and we will call you back Monday to Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM once we have reviewed your situation.