Katie Scott


Katie Scott is one of our firm’s most experienced and battle-tested lawyers.

She was a founding partner of Rusonik, OConnor, Robbins, Ross & Angelini LLPCanada’s largest criminal law defence firm, in July of 2010 after already being a partner in the firm’s predecessor, Pinkofskys Criminal Trial and Appeal Lawyers, since 2005.

Ms. Scott is a veteran of hundreds of contested trials at all levels of criminal trial courts in Ontario.  While the majority of her practice is in the Greater Toronto Area, she has numerous clients in Niagara Region, London, Kingston, Peterborough, Sault Saint Marie, and Thunder Bay.

Her other partners are proud of the countless acquittals and withdrawal of charges she has won for her clients.  Liam O’Connor calls Katie Scott “enormously confident” and describes her work ethic as a model for the firm’s younger lawyers.  Managing partner Reid Rusonik calls her “scary good.”

Ms. Scott represents people against charges ranging from Sexual Assault to Human Trafficking and from Murder to Manslaughter.  She has been counsel for people charged in large scale prosecutions involving illegal drug and firearm and criminal gang membership allegations.

She believes clients appreciate a lawyer who truly listens to them without judgement, and who is aware of the actual and perceived issues in the criminal justice system relating to race, gender and other pressing social issues.

Ms. Scott is not only dedicated to her clients, she is dedicated to developing lawyers and paralegals to aid in the fight for justice for accused persons in which she so strongly believes.  She is an articling student principal and has taught criminal law to paralegals at Humber College.  She is co-chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s criminal law clinics and helps organize the Law Society of Ontario’s Law Day activities and Ontario Justice Education Networks programs.  Ms. Scott also volunteers to mentor students in high school Mock Trials.

Even before becoming a lawyer, Ms. Scott was in this fight defending people at the Dalhousie Legal Aid Clinic in Nova Scotia, and when she articled it was with a Legal Aid Ontario clinic specializing in Charterof Rights and Freedoms and Human Rights litigation.

Ms. Scott donates her time to several not-for-profit organizations as well.

Ms. Scott obtained her law degree from Dalhousie University in 2003, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2004. She is a member of the Ontario Bar Association.

Contact Ms. Scott at 416-598-5268 or email her at scott@crimtl.ca.