Firm Overview

Cynthia Fromstein & Associates is a criminal defence firm in Toronto. Our firm's founder not only has successfully represented clients on all manner of criminal matters since 1984, but she also is a noted legal authority in several areas of criminal law. Her associate, David Connally, has quickly developed a strong reputation as a skilled member of the legal profession.

What Defines The Firm

Our firm offers many benefits to those we represent, from our courtroom expertise to how we engage with our clients. Key aspects of our firm include:

  • Noted authority: Cynthia Fromstein is a widely recognized authority in the areas of crime and mental health, and the defence of HIV-positive individuals charged with aggravated sexual assault.
  • Extensive trial experience in all areas of criminal law: Cynthia Fromstein has been practicing criminal law for over 25 years. She has been fighting and winning cases for her clients before judges and juries throughout Ontario since 1984. David Connally, working alongside Ms. Fromstein since 2009, has earned a reputation as a skilled advocate.
  • Positive reputation: Our firm's lawyers maintain a strong reputation among judges, Crown Attorneys, clients and our fellow members of the defence bar.
  • Defence strategy: Our lawyers thoroughly scrutinize the evidence and we stand ready to vigorously cross-examine witnesses to defeat the charges against you.
  • Compassion: We recognize that a criminal charge affects you and your family. We treat each of our clients with respect and compassion.
  • Personal representation: At Cynthia Fromstein & Associates, you are represented by a lawyer who knows you. Your case is never passed off to somebody not committed to your defence.
  • Former per diem Crown Attorney and appointments by the Attorney General: In addition to nearly three decades of experience as a criminal defence lawyer, Ms. Fromstein previously worked on a per diem basis for the Crown. She has also been appointed by the Attorney General to cross-examine child witnesses in sexual assault cases and to defend against third party records applications. Having argued matters from both sides gives her insights and knowledge that she can use to benefit the defence of her clients.
  • International background: David Connally is a U.S.-trained lawyer who has been a member of the firm since 2009. Mr. Connally's connections to the United States make him a particularly valued member of our team thanks to his aggressive trial advocacy training.
  • Language services: We represent clients from all ethnic backgrounds. In order to provide them with the best possible legal defence, we offer translation services.

Your criminal defence counsel must have your best interests in mind. To learn about how we may be able to help you advance your case, we invite you to get in touch with our office to schedule a consultation.

Lawyers Serving Criminal Defendants Throughout The GTA

To meet with a member of our legal team in Toronto, call our law firm at 647-930-5573 or 1-800-646-3757 toll free. You can also contact us online.