AREAS OF PRACTICE
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Criminology
University of Leicester, LL.B.
Ms. Tejpal focuses on criminal, regulatory, quasi-criminal litigation and select civil cases.
Ms. Tejpal completed her Bachelors of Art (Hons) degree at the University of Ontario where she specialized in Criminology and Justice Studies. Ms. Tejpal earned her LLB (Hons) from University of Leicester, England where she completed a two-year senior status program. Through law school she was heavily involved with the Innocence Project and served on the Innocence Project Committee as a Secretary. While working on the Innocence Project in defence of the wrongfully convicted, Ms. Tejpal was instrumental in bringing a passionate focus to the task of securing the rights of the wrongfully convicted.
In 2011, Ms. Tejpal joined the Office of H. John Kalina and had an opportunity to work on a wide range of cases as a student while completing her accreditation process with the National Accreditation Committee to obtain a certificate of qualification.
After her call, she joined the office as a Partner where she continues to defend her clients charged with offences before the Ontario Superior Court and Ontario Court of Justice. She has worked on many complex criminal cases including appellate court matters. Ms. Tejpal has co-counselled before the Law Society Tribunal, which is the disciplinary tribunal of the Law Society of Upper Canada. She brings an intuitive grasp of evidence and legal issues to assist clients in preparing their cases. Her passion for criminal law makes her diligent, determined to obtain the best result possible for her clients.
Ms. Tejpal has appeared as counsel before the Federal Court of Canada for judicial review of immigration matters. Ms. Tejpal also regularly appears before boards and tribunals including Ontario Review Board, Criminal Compensation Board, Parole Board of Canada, Immigration and Refugee Board and various other Boards.
Ms. Tejpal also provides victims with independent legal advice. Ms. Tejpal is a firm believer that everyone deserves a good defence and as a result accepts Legal aid certificates for those who are unable to afford a defence on their own. Ms. Tejpal is frequently appointed by the Courts to cross-examine witnesses on behalf of the accused persons.
Ms. Tejpal is currently an active member of the:
- Peel Criminal Lawyers Association
- Peel Law Association
- Criminal Lawyers Association of Ontario
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association