Tony C. Paisana is an associate at Peck and Company. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia. While in law school, Tony received several awards including the prestigious Richard R. Sugden, Q.C. Prize in Trial Advocacy and the Hon. Thomas A. Dohm Q.C. Scholarship in Law. After articling with Peck and Company, he was called to the Bar of British Columbia.
Tony has since argued cases at all levels of Court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Tony practices predominantly in the area of criminal law, including acting as Crown Counsel in special prosecutions involving potential conflicts of interest with the Ministry of Justice. Tony has also represented clients with respect to quasi-criminal matters including securities prosecutions, workplace fatality investigations, and forfeiture proceedings.
Tony is an Executive Member of the Canadian Bar Association’s National Criminal Justice Section. In addition, he is a founding member of the Criminal Defence Advocacy Society, Vice-President of the Advocate’s Club, Vice-Chair of the Vancouver CBA Criminal Subsection, and a supervising lawyer with the UBC Law Innocence Project.
Through his work with the Canadian Bar Association, Tony has testified before Parliament regarding criminal law policy and legislation. He also periodically authors articles and makes presentations dealing with emerging criminal law issues.