Katie Scott

Katie Scott B.A. (Hons) LL.B. Barrister & Solicitor Katherine S. Scott (Katie) graduated with a B.A. (Honours) from St. Mary’s University and has a law degree from Dalhousie University. She is a member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers.

Katie’s first experiences practicing criminal law were at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic and a summer at the Judge Advocate General in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After law school Katie returned home and articled and spent her first year as a lawyer at the African Canadian Legal Clinic in Toronto, where she specialized in Charter and Human Rights litigation. She was co-counsel on several high-profile cases including a multi-plaintiff lawsuit against the Government of Ontario and various complaints to the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services. Katie now practices exclusively in the area of criminal law, but continues to have a special interest in defending matters that involve racial profiling, Charter breaches and discrimination.

Katie joined Pinkofskys in 2005 and became a partner there in 2008. Katie is now a partner at Rusonik, O'Connor, Robbins, Ross, Gorham & Angelini LLP. She has successfully defended clients in both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice on charges ranging from assault, criminal harassment, failing to comply with probation and/or recognizance, drug possession and trafficking, to first degree murder. Katie has also defended clients in large scale drug and gun trafficking cases, which included charges of being assoicated with or in a criminal organization (gang member). These charges have stemmed out of Project Kryptic, XXX, Pathfinder and currently Corral.

In addition to her legal profession, Katie dedicates time to Pro Bono Work, Not for Profit Organizations and Mentoring. In May 2010, Katie was co-chair and organizer of one of the Ontario Bar Association's criminal law clinic. She has also participated in several of the LSUC Law Day activities by presenting to groups of highschool students. In November and December 2010 Katie participated in one of the many Ontario Justice Education Network's programs mentoring students at an Alternative School in the art of being a defence counsel resulting in a Mock Trial at Superior Court.

Katie is dedicated to her clients, and strongly believes in vigorously defending them. She can be reached at 416-598-5268 or scott@criminaltriallawyers.ca