Melody Izadi, an associate with the Toronto firm Caramanna, Friedberg LLP, focuses on criminal law and regulatory offences.
Ms. Izadi graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in criminology from the University of Toronto in 2009 and earned her Bachelor of Laws from Queen Mary, University of London in the U.K. in 2012. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2013.
Ms. Izadi assists clients with criminal law matters, including murder, human trafficking, robbery, and sexual assault. She has represented clients in jury trials, preliminary hearings, summary conviction appeals, and pre-trial motions, and has appeared in both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice.
Ms. Izadi is the criminal law columnist for LawNow Magazine and the editor of the newsletter for the Rights Advocacy Coalition for Equality. During her legal studies, she assisted with free legal clinics and researched international criminal law for Lawyers Without Borders.
She is a member of The Criminal Lawyers’ Association, the Toronto Lawyers Association, Innocence Canada, and the Rights Advocacy Coalition for Equality.