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Jeffrey J. Gindin, QC

“I’m here to advocate for you, not to judge you. My goal is to represent you with energy, creativity and passion. My colleagues and I will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you.”

Jeff Gindin, a Founding Partner of Gindin Wolson Simmonds Roitenberg, has been practising law since 1971.

He has appeared in the courts of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Ontario, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. He has been involved in many high-profile, complex, and precedent-setting cases throughout his career. He is sought after as a speaker by a variety of audiences, including police graduates, his fellow lawyers, the Law Society of Manitoba, and the University of Manitoba Law School where he has taught courses in criminal law since 1978.


Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Manitoba, 1970

  • Dean’s Honour List
  • Constitutional Law Prize
  • Solicitor’s Prize

Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Manitoba, 1967

Work History

  • 1995–present | Founding partner, Gindin Wolson Simmonds Roitenberg
  • 1990–1995 | Senior Partner, Gindin Smith Pearlman
  • 1978–1990 | Senior Partner, Gindin Soronow and Company
  • 1974–1978 | Partner, Walsh Micay and Company
  • 1971–1974 | Associate, Walsh Micay and Company


  • International Society of Barristers (Fellow)
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers (Former Executive Member)
  • Criminal Defence Lawyers Association of Manitoba (Former President, Vice-President, Executive Member)

Selected Professional Highlights

  • Counsel to Parties, Phoenix Sinclair Commission of Inquiry
  • Award of Merit recipient, Manitoba Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2017
  • Recognized in area of Criminal Law by since 2006
  • Past Presenter, “The Techniques of Persuasion”, University of Manitoba Department of Psychology
  • Frequent Presenter, “Role of the Defence”, Winnipeg Police Academy
  • Frequent lecturer on cross-examination techniques, jury trial strategy, and conducting effective preliminary hearings
  • University of Manitoba Law School, Sessional Lecturer (Advocacy; Criminal Procedure; Charter Issues in Criminal Law; and Preventing Wrongful Convictions)
  • Has successfully coached the Manitoba Law School’s moot court finalists at Canadian Moot Court competitions on numerous occasions
  • Frequent presenter at continuing legal education programs

Outside of Law

Jeff is a sports enthusiast who works out regularly, plays tennis, and enjoys reading and travelling when time permits.

Contact: Jeffrey J. Gindin, QC


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.

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.

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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