If you are charged with a criminal offence or under investigation, I can help you. I have been a criminal defence lawyer for twenty years, and also worked two years as a crown prosecutor. I know the criminal justice system inside and out, and get excellent results for my clients. Along the way, I make the client experience as pleasant as possible. For personal meetings, I am conveniently located in downtown Ottawa. 

Christian Law Offices, a Law Firm Owned and Operated by Lisa Christian

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Written by Lisa Christian / Ottawa Criminal Lawyer / (613) 203-4874

Welcome to my website. Christian Law Offices is a law firm owned and operated by me, Lisa Christian. Here, you receive the personal approach. I focus on criminal defence work, and other criminal-related cases. The purpose of this website is to help you discover if you should discuss your particular legal problem with me. 

People require my special expertise, not just for criminal charges, but also for other legal issues that may overlap with the criminal justice system or other types of investigations. My broad knowledge of many areas of law, combined with over twenty years of experience defending and prosecuting criminal cases, means you get a unique mix of expertise that is perfect for many obvious, or subtle, legal problems. Here are some ways I can help:

  • Defending criminal charges or other accusations from governing bodies or police officers against Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or foreign nationals. 
  • Providing consulting services that help you with travel to the United States, or to decide whether you should seek a Record Suspension, or how to handle employment applications that require a security clearance or background check.
  • Supplying legal solutions and direction when you can't afford the time or jeopardy of complex details, such as by obtaining or responding to documents from the government or the police.
  • Providing confidential non-legal advisory services in areas connected to your legal issues, such as the business, economic, policy, family, or social implications involved in your legal question.
  • Creating outside-of-the-box solutions for a problem you may think is hopeless. Book a consultation with me to make sure you really have explored all of your options.

Canadian Criminal Code Charges I Defend Most Frequently

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Written by Lisa Christian / Ottawa Criminal Lawyer / (613) 203-4874

I personally defend people charged with all types of offences, or they may just need advice. Often, their problems relate to entering another country when they have a criminal background. Sometimes people who ask me to help them have no criminal records; sometimes they do. Usually, I am able to get the charge withdrawn, so it never reaches the stage of trial or sentencing - which is the best possible result. I also negotiate frequently with the police and prosecutor so that investigations of individuals do not lead to criminal charges. I will let you know if these options may be possible for your case, too.

The charges I see most frequently are listed on the expertise page, which you can see by clicking here.  You may also be interested in my article FAQ.


Types of Consultations Available for Criminal Law in Canada

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Written by Lisa Christian / Ottawa Criminal Lawyer / (613) 203-4874

Prompt and deft response to legal emergencies, reparation of problem situations, strategic advice from the point of police investigation and throughout your legal journey - I've got you covered, no matter what stage your case is at. Below are links that will give you information about the most popular types of consultations I offer. 

Telephone Meetings - Useful for clients who have a legal problem in Ottawa, but are located elsewhere in Canada, the United States, or indeed anywhere in the world. Ideal also for Ottawa homebodies, and people wanting same-day advice. 

Comprehensive In-Person Meetings - When possible for you, we meet in person to discuss your situation in detail and come up with solutions.


Free and New on the Website

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Written by Lisa Christian / Ottawa Criminal Lawyer / (613) 203-4874

Initial Telephone Call

The initial telephone consultation is complimentary. During this brief call:

  • you tell me a little about yourself;
  • you describe your legal situation;
  • I give you my opinion about whether yours is a problem that fits my expertise and, if so, I will recommend that you book a formal telephone, internet, or in-person consultation. 

Do You Like Surveys?

If you are, or were, a client of mine, I have a survey for you. Express yourself. Contact me and I'll email you the survey in Word format for you to fill in and email back to me. The results would help me to improve services.

Call me to request my Free Chart

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Seminar/Workshop Schedule 

The up-coming Seminar/Workshop schedule is below. All will be held in Wakefield or Ottawa from 9:30 to 11:30 am, $119 per person; a minimum of six registrants. Private and semi-private meetings are available at increased rates.


Website Terms of Use and Disclaimer

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Written by Lisa Christian / Ottawa Criminal Lawyer / (613) 203-4874

Your use of this website, and all other online materials I manage, constitutes your agreement to be bound by the following terms and conditions:


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