You can talk to a lawyer from Gindin Wolson Simmonds Roitenberg at any time, day or night, by calling:
  204-985-8181

We are located at:

1200-363 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3N9
info@gwsr.ca
www.gwsr.ca

Saul B. Simmonds, BA, LLB

Phone: 204.985.8180 | simmonds@gwsr.ca

“The criminal justice system can be intimidating, confusing and stressful, especially for someone charged for the first time. I take great satisfaction in helping clients navigate the system, and in helping them gain perspective and focus.”

-Saul Simmonds

Saul Simmonds, a Founding Partner of Gindin Wolson Simmonds Roitenberg, has been practising criminal law since 1980. He has represented clients in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Throughout his career, Simmonds has been called upon as a presenter and panellist for various events. He has  published on Charter remedies in criminal law. He has lectured on gang violence; the role of DNA in the courts; disclosure; impaired driving; wiretaps, and other topics of concern in criminal defence law. He is an experienced litigator with deep knowledge of Canadian law, and the desire to help clients navigate the complexities of the justice system.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Manitoba, 1980
    – A.J. Christie Prize for Litigation (1979)
    – Solomon Greenberg Litigation Prize (1979)
    – Remedies Prize (1980)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Manitoba, 1977
    – Thomas Grey Chown Scholarship in English Studies (1974)
    – Isbister Undergraduate Scholarship for Highest Standing (1976)
    – Edith Rose Berger Scholarship in Judaic Studies (1977)
    – George Mower Memorial Prize in Psychology (1977)
    – University of Manitoba Gold Medal, Arts General (1977)

Work History

  • 1995–present | Founding Partner, Gindin Wolson Simmonds Roitenberg
  • 1986–1995 | Partner, Walsh Micay and Company
  • 1980–1985 | Associate, Walsh Micay and Company

Selected Professional Highlights

  • “Gangs, Violence Crime and the System,” Panellist, Resource Assistance for Youth
  • “Pre-Trials in the Provincial Court System,” Panellist, Provincial Court Judges Conference
  • “Recent Developments in the Law of Impaired Driving,” Presenter, Manitoba Bar Association Criminal Justice Subsection
  • “Defending a DNA Case: Historic Cases and their Issues,” Presenter, Legal Aid of Manitoba
  • “Procedures for Challenges under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms,” Presenter, Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench Judges Conference
  • “Impaired Driving: Defences and the Law,” Presenter, Manitoba Law Society Continuing Legal Education
  • Counsel to seven families in the 1994 inquiry into 12 deaths at the Winnipeg Health Sciences Centre in 1994 (Manitoba Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest)

Memberships

  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Manitoba Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (Past President)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Crown Defense Criminal Law Conference (Co-chair)
  • International Society of Barristers (Fellow)
  • Community Legal Education Association (Past President)

Outside of Law

Saul has been an avid triathlete and has served in executive positions with Triathlon Manitoba and Triathlon Canada. He twice completed the “Ironman Canada” competition in Penticton, B.C.