John Fennel, an associate with the Toronto firm Hicks Adams LLP, focuses on criminal law.
He graduated from Virginia’s James Madison University with his Bachelor of Science in physics in 1993 and earned a PhD in philosophy from the University of Georgia in 1999.
Mr. Fennel went on to graduate with his Juris Doctor and Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. He was called to the Massachusetts Bar in 2006 (inactive) and the Ontario Bar in 2015.
With a background as a public defender in Massachusetts, Mr. Fennel litigated numerous cases before juries and appellate courts, focusing on post-conviction litigation.
After he was admitted to the Ontario Bar, he resumed trial practice, appearing before the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court.
Mr. Fennel has published articles and presented on the pitfalls of risk prediction and forensic psychology.