Ruth Roberts

Criminal Defence

Ruth Roberts is a tough and highly experienced criminal defence lawyer, with years of trial experience and a reputation for defending difficult cases. She is a fearless advocate who works tirelessly for her clients. She has defended charges as diverse as homicide, sexual assaults, child pornography, drug cases, domestic assaults, property offences, and pretty much everything in between. She brings to all her cases her passion for criminal law and her unshakeable belief in the importance of the presumption of innocence.

“Who but I will speak for them?”

In her private life, Ruth is an avid home cook, with a special interest in breads and preserves. In bread making she finds the Zen and peace which keep her grounded, and she loves nothing more than to cook a meal for friends. She is also a painter, photographer and published author. In her life before law school, Ruth was very active in her community, sitting on numerous Boards. She was a recipient of the Canada 125 Medal in recognition of her volunteer service. She was also involved in Municipal politics, and served as a Federal Returning Officer in Scarborough. She is the mother of two sons, who have taught her the intricacies of social networking. She lives in Belleville with her partner and their companion animals.

Ruth Roberts is a member of the OTLA and committed to the OTLA Code.

Education
  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1997
Professional Associations
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Criminal Lawyers’ Association
Community Involvement
  • Former community activist
  • Former Board Vice-Chair, Centenary Health Centre
Honours and Awards
  • Canada 125 Medal
Interests
  • Cooking
  • Philosophy
  • Art
  • Writing
  • Photography
  • Politics
Practice Focus
  • Criminal Defence
Team

Personal Injury & Insurance Disputes

George brings to his clients a great deal of successful personal injury representation along with 35 years experience in civil and criminal litigation.

George Bonn started the firm in 1972. He has extensive trial experience in both civil and criminal litigation. Since the early 1990s George has restricted his practice to representing people who have been seriously injured or representing family members of people who had been wrongfully killed. George has extensive roots in the Quinte community. He regularly gives back his time and financial support to various community organizations. In particular, he is a strong supporter of the local hospital foundation. He is a founding member and lifetime director of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA). In 2009, George was awarded the prestigious OTLA John A. McLeish award, which is awarded to the person which has made an outstanding contribution to the goals of a fair trial and access to justice, as an advocate, in legal scholarship, in continuing legal education, legal writing, journalism, politics or government.

“I still have the fire in my belly to help those injured and being taken advantage of by unscrupulous insurance companies.”

George brings his wealth of experience and advocacy skills to represent clients in serious personal injury and death claims.

George Bonn is a member of the OTLA and committed to the OTLA Code.

Education
  • BComm, Queen’s University, 1967
  • LL.B., Queen’s University, 1970
Professional Associations
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
Community Involvement
  • St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Volunteer
Honours and Awards
  • OTLA John McLeish Award of Excellence in Advocacy
Interests
  • Time with grandchildren
  • Cooking
  • Golfing
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs
Practice Focus
  • Serious Personal Injury and Insurance Dispute cases
Team