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About GWSR

Dedicated lawyers committed to achieving the best possible results

The Winnipeg-based law firm of Gindin Wolson Simmonds Roitenberg (GWSR) is one of the largest law firms in Western Canada dedicated exclusively to the practice of criminal defence law.

Our clients benefit from our veteran savvy, youthful energy, and a dynamic culture of debate, mentorship, and a celebration of collective wisdom. Together, our team offers decades of legal experience, having represented thousands of clients in Manitoba and across Canada. Our lawyers are backed by efficient, compassionate administrative personnel who understand the stress you might feel if you have been charged with a criminal offence.

As proud members of the legal profession, our lawyers are passionate about the law and have made significant contributions to its study, practice, and evolution. We don’t focus on making headlines; we focus on making a difference for our clients.

Established in 1995, GWSR is committed to excellence, and committed to helping people from all walks of life.


  • Our lawyers appear frequently at all court levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Jeff Gindin, Richard Wolson, Saul Simmonds, and Evan Roitenberg have been recognized by their peers as being among the best criminal lawyers in the country (The Best Lawyers in Canada®)
  • Our lawyers will represent you in all criminal matters, without exception
  • We represent professionals in front of regulatory bodies
  • GWSR has a national profile and is frequently consulted by major corporations and/or government agencies
  • Other law firms turn to us for informed opinion and insight
  • Our lawyers are active in professional bodies and community service, and are deeply committed to professional development and legal education
  • Awarded 2020-21 Top 10 Criminal Law Firm in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine (link)
  • Awarded 2021 Law Firm of the Year in Canada by (link)

At GWSR, you will find a caring team that understands that you need your matter addressed completely, and as effectively as possible. GWSR is a firm renowned for our track record, our reputation, and our deep understanding of Canadian criminal law. It’s that combination of experience, compassion, and skill that underpins our unwavering effort to deliver the best possible result for your case. And we will treat you with respect from start to finish.

GWSR comprises Jeffrey Gindin, Richard Wolson, Saul Simmonds, Evan Roitenberg, Laura Robinson, Daniel Wolson, Kevin Minuk, Shimon Segal, Adam Hodge, and Caitlin MacDonald—a team of passionate Manitoba lawyers committed to providing you with the best possible defence.

Practice Areas


Robbery is a serious offence. In essence, it is stealing from someone using violence or threats in the course of the theft.

Property Crimes

Theft; breaking and entering (B&E); vandalism; arson; and auto theft, among others.

Impaired Driving / Dangerous Driving

If arrested for driving while suspected of being drunk or high, remember that you have right to hire a lawyer to speak on your behalf.

Internet-Related Crimes

Fraud; harassment; money laundering; identity theft; infringements on intellectual property; pornography; hacking; password trafficking; or any other act considered to be a cybercrime.

Bail Hearings

If you are facing a bail hearing, the lawyers at Gindin Wolson Simmonds Roitenberg will work to ensure you get the best decision possible.

White-Collar Crimes / Fraud

Embezzling money from an employer; expense-account fraud; cybercrime; and tax evasion. Corporate crimes such as selling unsafe products, price fixing, and false advertising.


We will defend you vigorously against any assault-related charges including: assault; assault with a weapon; aggravated assault; or uttering threats.

Weapons Offences

We will defend you vigorously against any weapons-related charges under the Criminal Code or any contravention of the Firearms Act.

Drug Offences

We will defend you vigorously against any charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, including possession, production, trafficking, importing, and exporting.

Domestic Violence

An act of domestic violence can take place within a currently married couple; a previously married couple; in common-law relationships; or between girlfriends, boyfriends, and same-sex partners.

Homicide: Murder / Manslaughter

Your GWSR lawyer will defend your rights aggressively and hold the Crown to the highest possible prosecutorial standards. We have immeasurable experience defending homicide cases.

Sexual Offences

Sexual assault; sexual interference; sexual exploitation; voyeurism; child pornography; luring; and any offences dealing with the sex trade, among others.

Youth Criminal Justice Act

The Youth Criminal Justice Act outlines operations of the criminal justice system as it pertains to those 12–17 years of age who have been charged with a crime.

Tax Prosecution

Tax evasion; tax fraud; failure to charge and/or remit the Provincial Sales Tax (PST); and failure to charge and/or remit the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Quasi-Criminal Offences / Highway Traffic Act

A quasi-criminal offence is an offence not covered by the Criminal Code or the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. Such matters could be covered by a federal, provincial, or municipal law.

Charter Applications

Concerns related to your right to remain silent at the time of arrest; your right to counsel; issues involving unreasonable searches or other matters pertaining to warrants.

Professional Regulatory Bodies

Your career is important to you and if the body that governs your profession has accused you of violating its regulations, you deserve a vigorous defence

We are committed to excellence, and committed to helping people from all walks of life.

Our Lawyers

Jeffrey J. Gindin, QC

Jeff is one of the founding partners of this firm and and has been a trial lawyer since 1971. He will fight tirelessly for his clients with passion, skill, and creativity in order to achieve the best possible results.

Richard J. Wolson, QC

Richard Wolson is a skilled, bold, and relentless cross-examiner who represents his clients with focus and determination.

Saul B. Simmonds, QC

Practising criminal law since 1980, Saul is an experienced litigator with deep knowledge of Canadian law.

Evan J. Roitenberg, LLB

Evan is deeply committed to protecting the rights of the accused and is routinely called upon to lecture and present on the art of cross-examination.

Laura Robinson, BA, LLB

Laura has experience dealing with all manner of offences, which has included violent crimes, property offences, drug offences, driving offences, and weapons offences.

Daniel A. Wolson, BA, LLB

Daniel strives to get the best possible results for his clients, having secured acquittals at all levels of court throughout Manitoba.

Kevin Minuk, BA, LLB

Kevin Minuk received his call to the bar in 2014 and has been practising exclusively in the area of criminal law.

Shimon R. Segal, BA, JD

Shimon was called to the bar and hired as an associate in 2015. His practice has grown to include immigration law and criminal law.

Adam R. Hodge, B.Comm (Hons), JD

Adam Hodge received his call to the bar in May 2016 and practises primarily in the area of criminal defence.

Caitlin MacDonald, BA, JD

Caitlin represents clients facing all types of criminal and quasi-criminal charges and strives to provide expertise, guidance, and compassion.

Winnipeg-based criminal lawyers dedicated to your best defence.

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


We are located...

1200-363 Broadway
Winnipeg, MB. R3C 3N9

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