As one of Toronto’s premier criminal defence boutiques, Lichtman Law’s core leadership and full support staff of knowledgeable agents utilize their varied capabilities to deliver first-class legal expertise tailored to our clients’ individual needs. Lichtman Law provides nothing but the utmost in superior, strategic defence.
Rachel Lichtman is the founder of Lichtman Law, she practices exclusively in criminal defence. As a fierce and experienced defence lawyer, Rachel has secured outstanding results for countless clients, ranging from Fraud to serious Guns and Gangs charges. Her educational foundation in Business coupled with her impressive legal track record has given her an advantage in representing clients charged with fraud and white-collar crimes.
For a more expansive account of her myriad legal victories, see our results list.
Rachel earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Windsor Law School after obtaining an Honors degree in Business at York University. Before starting her own firm, Rachel worked at the esteemed Greenspan Partners LLP, one of the top 10 criminal law boutiques in Canada, where she further refined her uncompromising courtroom prowess.
Rachel is an Instructor at the Courtroom and Classrooms Superior Court Program. She uses this platform to educate students on the importance of the rights of each and every single Canadian, including all accused persons. She teaches about the importance of a fair trial to all, no matter the charges.
No matter the circumstance, Rachel works tirelessly to ensure that all clients receive absolute support and a complete and exhaustive defence. She is a proud member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, and the Trial Lawyers Association.
Kayla M. Tink obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in political science with a concentration in public affairs and policy analysis and a minor in French from Carleton University. Upon her graduation, she was awarded a Senate Medal for Outstanding Academic Achievement. She then earned both a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and a Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.) from McGill University’s renowned dual-degree program in law.
Kayla has always been passionate about remedying injustices and advocating on behalf of individuals whose rights have been compromised. In fact, a highlight of Kayla’s time at McGill’s Faculty of Law was her work with Innocence McGill, a legal clinic dedicated to investigating claims of wrongful convictions and raising awareness about miscarriages of justice. In her final year of law school, Kayla had the honour of serving as the co-executive director of the clinic. Throughout her time at McGill, she was also a member of the executive team of Criminal Law McGill, a club devoted to bringing criminal law-centered events and opportunities to the Faculty of Law.
Kayla is particularly interested in how rights, defences, and immunities operate and intersect in criminal law and beyond. While a law student, Kayla had the unique opportunity of having an article she wrote on the legal immunity of parliamentary privilege be published in an academic journal; the article included case studies involving allegations of criminal conduct and their implications. Kayla’s education and insight give her the ability to provide a thorough and well-rounded defence for any case.
Kayla never ceases to fight for her clients. She works relentlessly to achieve the best possible results in every case. Kayla is a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and the Osgoode Society.
Lichtman Law wouldn’t be complete without our amazing support staff who work tirelessly to assist us in defending all our clients. We would like to thank our legal assistant and office administrator for all their hard work and support at Lichtman Law.