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Michael Dineen

Michael Dineen is a criminal defence lawyer with a particular focus on appeals.  He has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada and appears regularly in the Ontario Court of Appeal.  He graduated from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2002.  He was called to the bar in 2003 and has practiced criminal law exclusively ever since.  Michael worked as an associate at Lockyer Campbell Posner, and as an appeal lawyer at Pinkofskys before forming Dawe and Dineen with Jonathan Dawe.  Michael is a co-author of Criminal Appeals: A Practitioner’s Guide, a legal editor of the Canadian Criminal Cases, and serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School.  He is a member of the Criminal Case Assessment Group for the Association in Defence of the Wrongfully Convicted.  Michael volunteers to assist unrepresented criminal appellants as part of the Court of Appeals inmate appeal duty counsel program.