Steven Tress, Barrister and Solicitor
A Canadian Immigration Lawyer and a Criminal Lawyer with a practice in downtown Toronto, Steven graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1986 and was called to the bar in Ontario in 1988.
With over 35 years experience, Steven represents clients in all types of immigration matters, both inside and outside Canada, as well as appeals from various types of decisions of Citizenship and Immigration Canada or the Canada Border Services Agency to the Federal Court of Canada, and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Steven represents clients charged with all types of criminal offences and conducts trials in all levels of courts, as well as conviction and/or sentence appeals. He also represents clients at bail hearings, bail reviews and bail pending appeal.
Steven is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and a member of the Toronto Lawyers Association. He has been active with various sections and committees of the Canadian Bar Association (Ontario), including:
- Criminal Justice Section Executive
- Immigration Law Section
- Joint Committee on Court Reform
- Advisory Committee to the Attorney General of Ontario
- Annual Institute Committee
- Continuing Legal Education Committee
Steven has lectured for various Criminal Law and Immigration Law programs, as well as served as an instructor at Herzing College’s Paralegal Program, Academy of Learning Immigration Consultant Program and the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Bar Admission Course.
Erika Perez, Barrister and Solicitor
We are proud to welcome our newest edition to the team as a Junior Associate.
Erika is a member of the Law Society of Ontario and the Toronto Lawyers Association.
Erika attended the University of Toronto for three years before being accepted to the Common Law program at the University of Ottawa. She earned her J.D. (Juris Doctor), graduating with honours, and completed the Law Practice Program at Toronto Metropolitan University.
Alice Paik, Legal Assistant
Alice graduated from the University of Toronto in 2016 and has been working with our firm as a legal assistant since 2017.
At our firm, keeping up with recent developments in the law and procedures is essential to providing quality representation and ensuring desirable results.
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