ABOUT OMAR ABOU EL HASSAN
Fighting For The Underdog
Omar Abou El Hassan
As an Egyptian male who grew up in the Greater Toronto Area, I have been stopped and questioned by police many times in my teenage years despite having done nothing wrong. I knew at a young age that knowledge and advocacy were the only way to combat injustice.
I needed to know more about the law and my rights so I could fight for the people who needed it. That is why I completed my B.A. in Criminology at Ryerson University and minored in Psychology to learn more about the criminal justice system and how people think. While in law school, I also clerked at the Ontario Court of Justice and interned at the Department of Justice War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Section in Ottawa to learn how judges and prosecutors think behind closed doors.
I went to law school at the University of Ottawa knowing I wanted to become a criminal defense lawyer because I love fighting for the underdog who is up against the state with its vast resources, especially when the stakes are so high. Like the story of David and Goliath, I like to be the sword you use to win the fight against the Goliath that is the criminal justice system.
Whether you are innocent or guilty, I fight fearlessly and tirelessly to make sure you obtain the benefit of every right you are legally entitled to. I work closely with you to identify your goals and develop a legal strategy and defence to achieve those goals.
After being called to the bar in 2019, I have successfully conducted several trials in both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice, including firearms and robbery cases.
Although my practice is mainly in Ottawa and surrounding cities, I take on cases across all of Ontario, including in the Greater Toronto Area where I grew up.