Ava Arbuck is counsel in our Litigation Group in Toronto.
Ava has a broad range of experience emanating from her background in criminal law. Prior to joining McCarthy’s, she conducted criminal trials and argued criminal appeals before all levels of court in Ontario. She worked as a Prosecutions Liaison at the College of Nurses of Ontario. Her recent experience includes providing research and advice to the Director of Justice Excellence, Ministry of the Attorney General, regarding projects and reviews relating to a variety of criminal law issues.
Ave also has experience with public inquiries. She was the Manager of Outreach and Counseling and staff lawyer to the Goudge Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology from 2007 to 2008, and was staff lawyer to the Mississauga Judicial Inquiry from 2009 to 2011.
In 2009, Ava taught an introductory course in Criminal Law for RCMP Civilian Recruits (General Forensic Biology Unit) at Trent University. She also participated in presentations on Wrongful Convictions at the Ontario Crown Attorney Association’s Fall Regional Conferences in 2011.
Ava received her Honours BA (with Distinction) from York University in 1988, her MA from McGill University in 1992, and her LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1993.
She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association and the Criminal Lawyers’ Association.