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Michael Crystal

Criminal Law

Michael Crystal is a  partner at Spiteri & Ursulak LLP. and is a CRIMINAL LAW SPECIALIST, certified by the LAW SOCIETY of UPPER CANADA.

Michael Crystal represents indigenous peoples and their organizations and is currently involved in the ENERGY EAST PIPELINE PROCEEDINGS.

As a SUPREME COURT OF CANADA agent and advocate, Mr. Crystal assists other lawyers with their SCC cases as well as litigating his own matters before the COURT.Mr. Crystal, also sits on the SCC rules and procedures committee, chaired by the Registrar of the SUPREME COURT OF CANADA,

Michael Crystal currently spends his time providing strategic advice on privacy and data breaches to government and industry.

He is also involved with both federal and provincial governments on issues of policy and legislative drafting.

Michael Crystal currently heads up the class action group at Spiteri & Ursulak LLP

Michael Crystal articled with the Atlantic law firm Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales and was called to the Newfoundland the bar in 1992 and the Ontario bar in 1996. He then worked as a public defender for the Newfoundland Legal Aid Commission from 1991 to 1995. Since then he has worked for Borden Ladner Gervais, Gowlings Lafleur Henderson and Pinkofsky Lockyer before starting his own firm Crystal & Associates in 2001.


Mr. Crystal has worked primarily in the area of criminal law and has appeared at all levels of trial and appellate courts in Ontario, including the three appearances as lead counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada.


Finally, Mr. Crystal is currently speaking and giving papers to lawyers and industry players on data breach and cyber security.

Telephone : (613) 794-1312