Testimonials

"Your clear, concise and compelling way of communicating your ideas made it easy for the jury to understand my defense."

Dear ____,

You’re the best! I will never be able to fully express my appreciation to you. On Friday, November ___, I heard the best two words of my life, “not guilty”!  I will forever be grateful and thankful to you.  Friday was the end of a three year nightmare. However, from beginning to end, you were nothing short of brilliant. I expected you to be good but you were beyond excellent.

You were incredibly supportive and believed in me. Most importantly, you never wavered from your confidence in the case and me. You listened to me and I found your advice and guidance invaluable. You were always professional and I noticed that you quickly earned the respect of the judge, jury and other members of the court. You were extremely strategic, especially when picking the jury. Your clear, concise and compelling way of communicating your ideas made it easy for the jury to understand my defense and they believed you. I am convinced that your skillful cross-examination was one of the factors that resulted in my case’s positive outcome.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

H.M.

"The result was better than we had hoped for..."

Hi ___,

I want to thank you for all of your efforts and hard work on behalf of my son, S. B. The result was better than we had hoped for, and hopefully the counseling that he participated in has helped him to be a better person.

Thanks again,

A. B. 

"...thank you for everything you have done for my son...to get him out of this terrible situation."

Dear M_. ______,

This note is to thank you for everything you have done for my son, ________, to get him out of this terrible situation.

We appreciate everything you have done for us!

The _______ Family

"I'm beyond grateful."

I searched for a lawyer for several weeks after I was arrested but to no avail and was starting to feel desperate, trying to navigate a legal system can be daunting and overwhelming without knowledgeable and experienced legal advice. I felt lost, traumatized and insecure. So it was Tanya's opening comment to me where I knew in an instant I had found my lawyer! "I am so sorry for what you have gone through." It was that ability to invite immediate trust and confidence, to speak with a genuine, caring manner. It spoke volumes to me. 

Tanya Thompson possesses that all important combination of empathy and solid confidence in her capabilities, both of which instill in her clients complete trust and faith. I am so grateful she had my back. It is so gratifying to have a lawyer of her calibre who generously offers their services to you, pro bono, when you have no other recourse for justice. To have had that support, combined with the backing of her stellar legal team believing in your case and working diligently to prove your innocence. I'm beyond grateful that together they had my back and I could 100% trust their support.

Consider yourself very blessed if you have Tanya in your corner. She fully grasps the art of legal wrangling and if there is to be a more equitable and just society it is because a lawyer such as herself oozes the confidence in her ability to win the best possible outcome for her client. She has a gift and I'm hugely relieved I was on the receiving end of its magic!  

"You and your colleagues...guided their family members through a legal maze"

Dear Mr. _______,

You and your colleagues...not only represented the protestors, but you guided their family members through a legal maze...I have notes of several phone calls you made to me over the course of that affair, and one other memory in particular: encountering a cluster of concerned and bewildered parents in the courthouse hallway, you made a short, spontaneous speech, assuring us that not only had we no cause to be ashamed or embarrassed, but that our children had performed the kind of noble acts that a decent society depended on.  This made an impact.  It was a decent, sensitive thing to do, and it made an impression.

J. M.

"thanks to you and your team for getting me out of that mess"

Hey___, 

I just wanted to say thanks to you and your team for getting me out of that mess and being honest and truthful the whole way. It's really appreciated. Thank you so much again for your time and efforts.  

S.H.

A FAMILY NIGHTMARE REPLACED WITH JOY

 

 

Dear _____, 
 
On behalf of our entire family, I sincerely thank you and highly appreciate your support and leading our difficult and stressful situation to a happy ending -- you replaced our family nightmare with joy!! Thanks to you _____ now has an opportunity to realize his full potential in building his future.
 
Thank you once again and we wish you all the best in your professional and family life!!
 
With kind regards,
 
_____  ______
 

"If it were not for ____...I would never have been afforded the chances I have recently been able to capitalize on."

Hey ____,

I would like to thank you very much for all your assistance in the past!  I was charged a long while ago with possession of drugs and, with the support of my family and legal representative, was granted the ability to pursue my passion in academics and have now achieved a BA with Honours.  If it were not for ____ and my family I would never have been afforded the chances I have recently been able to capitalize on.  I have maintained a Dean's List standing for three consecutive years while I fast-tracked through my four year BA and am currently applying to graduate schools all across Canada!  With regard to the legal aspects and conditions of my situation in the past, there is no way I would have been able to pursue university level academics inside a prison; therefore, I am forever in great debt to _______ for all his help, and his answering each and every question I had throughout the court proceedings.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration ____!

E.S.K.

MARK HALFYARD IS PRAISED BY A SENIOR PARTNER AT ANOTHER LAW FIRM

"Congratulations on yet another excellent result before a very challenging panel of Ontario Court of Appeal Justices. Your work is always of the absolute highest quality and it is a distinct pleasure to be able to make use of so very many of the decisions you generate to 'foster the decency of police investigative techniques'.

Please keep up the good work, Mark."
 
N.C.

"Other counsel told me that I had to plead guilty and you got those charges dismissed for me."

You have given me hope I will be able to change my life...Other counsel told me that I had to plead guilty and you got those charges dismissed for me.

R. H.