Thomas J. Singleton is a highly experienced criminal defence lawyer based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, whose criminal law practice covers all of Atlantic Canada and was recently voted the Top Criminal Law Services in Halifax by Top Choice Consumer Awards. 

Mr. Singleton, who has degrees in Common Law, Civil Law, and a Masters Degree in Constitutional Law, regularly appears before all courts in Nova Scotia and elsewhere in Atlantic Canada defending clients against the most serious criminal charges.

Mr. Singleton is well known throughout Atlantic Canada for the quality of the Charter of Rights arguments he has advanced on behalf of individuals charged with some of the most serious offences in Canadian Criminal Law. Mr. Singleton’s articles on Charter issues have been published in the Canadian Bar Review, the most prestigious legal journal in Canada.

Mr. Singleton is a fluently bilingual lawyer and has conducted trials in criminal defence matters in both English and French. 

Voted Top Criminal Law Services in Halifax

by Top Choice Awards Voted Halifax Best Criminal Law Service

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Section 7 of the Charter and Professional Rights, (1994) École de droit, Université de Montréal (287 pages);

The Principles of Fundamental Justice, Societal Interests and Section 1 of the Charter, (1995) Can. Bar. Rev. 446;

La discrimination fondée sur le motif des antécédents judiciaires et les instruments anti-discriminatoires canadiens, (1993) Can. Bar. Rev. 456.