Jessica S. Parise

Jessica S. Parise

Lorne Sabsay

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jessica Suzette Parise is both a Toronto criminal defence lawyer and a Toronto civil litigator. She is a highly effective advocate for civil litigants and individuals facing Canada’s criminal justice system alike. Jessica is always focussed on protecting a client's rights during criminal and civil proceedings. As both a criminal defence lawyer and a civil litigator, she leverages her skills, knowledge, and experience to provide clients with a unified legal strategy and defence for all of their complex legal issues.

Jessica, who is both a Toronto criminal defence lawyer and a Toronto civil litigator, specializes in the intersection of criminal law and civil litigation and the difficulties that both may pose to a defendant or complainant/plaintiff, when faced with multiple court proceeding at the same time.

She understands the competing interests of criminal defence litigation and civil litigation. For example, in civil litigation, a defendant may be compelled to disclose information at an examination for discovery, in comparison to a defendant in a criminal proceeding who has the right to remain silent. The difference in the burden of proof, coupled with the delicate balance of varied rights, underlines the need for a comprehensive strategy that only a lawyer like criminal defence lawyer and civil litigator Jessica, understands and advocates on behalf of her clients.

So, if you are facing criminal charges as well as civil allegations, a Toronto criminal defence lawyer and Toronto civil litigator like Jessica can be a huge asset to helping you resolve your complicated legal issues.

When she is not working, you can find Jessica around town taking photos for her Instagram page, or hiking in a forest, near or far.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defence Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Commercial / Business Litigation
  • Wrongful Dismissal of Employee Litigation
  • Wrongful Termination of Employee Litigation


  • University of Sussex, School of Law
    • LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) - 2013
  • York University
    • B.A. - 2011
    • Major: Law & Society

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