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Mark Ertel

Mr. Ertel is a Past President of the Defense Counsel Association of Ottawa. In that position, he met with judges, prosecutors and court staff to streamline local procedures and resolve disputes, lobbied the government about law reform and planned education programs for Eastern Ontario lawyers.

Mark Ertel has been at Bayne Sellar Boxall since he began his articles in 1990. He was called to the bar in 1992 and has been a criminal defense lawyer ever since. In 1999, he became a partner in the firm. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in criminal law. In his 20 years of experience, Mr. Ertel has successfully defended virtually every type of criminal case including theft, fraud, weapons offences, partner assault, drug offences, proceeds of crime, robbery, arson, impaired driving and other driving offences, manslaughter, murder, and terrorism. He has also successfully defended people charged with provincial, “quasi-criminal” offences such as wrongful death charges contrary to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, environmental offences and Worker Safety Insurance Board offences.

Mark Ertel has lectured on the criminal law at the Bar Admission Course and Continuing Education programs of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He was the co-chair of the annual Defence Counsel Association fall conferences at the Chateau Montebello from 2006 to 2009. He has lectured law students at the University of Ottawa and criminology students at Carleton University. Mr. Ertel has also participated in education programs for young lawyers and Judges of the East Region. He retired from the position of President of the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa in 2009 after serving two terms.

Areas of Practice – Criminal Law

Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Fax: 613-236-6958
Phone: 613-604-2188 or 877-786-4479


The Law Office of Antony Singleton

I’m a workers’ compensation lawyer in Toronto. I help injured workers in the GTA and across Ontario with their WSIB claims and appeals—including police officers who have been hurt or traumatised in the course of their duties.
I’ve been practicing workers’ compensation law for over a decade: first as a law student at the legal clinic Advocates for Injured Workers, and then throughout my career as a lawyer.
At the beginning of my career, I worked for five years at Green & Chercover (now Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson), a firm that represents many Police Associations in Ontario. As part of the firm’s police law team, I learned a great deal about the conditions that police officers work in on a day-to-day basis.
Since then, I have also worked at the Office of the Worker Adviser and IAVGO Community Legal Clinic, both of which specialize in workers’ compensation law.
Now, in my own practice, I’m committed to providing legal services that are affordable for working people like police officers, by charging reasonable rates and tailoring the level of service and fee structure to fit each client’s budget. To find out more about the services I offer, please visit my Website

Visit JustCompensation Roving thoughts on workers’ compensation law and practice in Ontario and beyond.
Workplace One Complex
340 King Street East, 2nd Floor Toronto, Ontario M5A 1K8
Phone: (416) 572-8527
Fax: (647) 499-1105
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Lisa Gelman

Owner, Gelman & Associates

Lisa is the owner of the family law firm, Gelman & Associates, which she started in 2001. Since then, the firm has grown to include 10 exceptional lawyers, serving six offices in North York, Downtown Toronto, Mississauga, Scarborough, Aurora and Barrie.

Knowing that separation and divorce can be the most stressful experience of anyone’s life, Lisa’s promise to clients has always been to guide them with compassion and understanding, while aggressively defending and protecting their rights. Utilizing a variety of tools including on-line courses, webinars and a unique divorce kit, Gelman & Associates is committed to educating clients about the divorce process and making a challenging journey just a bit easier.

Lisa is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario where she received her B.A. Then it was on to Osgoode Hall Law School to obtain her LL.B. Lisa’s involvement with Badge of Life Canada underscores her longstanding and dedicated support of police forces and other first responders throughout the Greater Toronto Area. When not practicing law or tending to her other entrepreneurial pursuits, she can always be found spending quality time with her three very active children.

Lisa can be reached at or by visiting her Website.