Stephanie DiGiuseppe is a partner at Ruby Shiller Enenajor DiGiuseppe, Barristers. Her practice focuses on criminal, constitutional, and regulatory law, including professional discipline, at both the trial and appellate level. She occasionally represents clients in select civil matters.
Stephanie is a skilled, creative, and experienced advocate. She regularly defends individuals in complex criminal proceedings, including homicides, large-scale narcotics and firearms investigations, sexual assaults, and financial crimes. She has been counsel on some of Canada’s most high profile criminal cases.
Stephanie has a proven track-record of holding government and police to account through innovative and complex constitutional litigation, such as challenges to legislation, search warrants, and wiretaps. She represents clients at all levels of Court, and regularly appears before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and Ontario Court of Appeal. She acts as volunteer duty counsel with the Probono Inmate Appeal Program at the Ontario Court of Appeal.
Stephanie also assists individuals who are under investigation or facing disciplinary action in a wide variety of regulatory and administrative law contexts, including medical professionals, legal professionals, registrants before the Ontario Securities Commission, and University professors.
Stephanie is able to combine insights from diverse legal contexts in order to provide a thoughtful and strategic defence for clients facing multi-faceted problems (such as concurrent criminal, regulatory, and civil actions).
Stephanie is an active leader in Canada’s legal community and a dedicated advocate for social justice and legal systems change. She sits on the board of directors of Peacebuilders Canada and the Campaign for Cannabis Amnesty. She is actively involved in the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, and is a member of their Legislation Committee, which critiques criminal justice legislation. Stephanie is also an active member of the Advocates’ Society. She frequently lectures at legal conferences and to law students.
In 2020, Stephanie received the Precedent Setter Award, which recognizes lawyers who have “become masters of their practice areas and agents of change in the community”.