Laura Robinson, BA, LLB
“In a complex and confusing criminal justice system, my role is to be your advocate, to advance your interests, your defence, and to ensure that you have effective representation throughout the process.”
Laura Robinson received her call to the bar in 2010 and has been practising exclusively in the area of criminal law.
She routinely appears in all court levels in Manitoba representing clients charged under the Criminal Code of Canada, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and the Youth Criminal Justice Act. She has experience dealing with all manner of offences, which has included violent crimes (assaults, robberies, sexual assaults, homicides), property offences (thefts, have possession of), drug offences, driving offences (impaired driving, dangerous driving, driving while disqualified), and weapons offences. Additionally, she has experience handling Child Abuse Registry cases, extradition matters, and Criminal Code Mental Health Review Board matters.
In her years practising, she has successfully defended clients in trials before judges and juries, argued complex Charter issues, assisted with the sentencing processes, and advanced appeals on convictions and sentences. Laura has lectured to law students as well as other lawyers and routinely volunteers her time mentoring students in a variety of areas.
- Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Manitoba, 2009
- Bachelor of Arts (Criminal Justice/Political Science Major) (BA), University of Winnipeg, 2006
- 2010–present | Associate, Gindin Wolson Simmonds Roitenberg
- 2009-2010 | Articling Student, Gindin Wolson Simmonds Roitenberg
- Criminal Defence Lawyers Association of Manitoba
- The Law Society of Manitoba
- Community Legal Education Association
Selected Professional Highlights
- Guest Speaker at the Criminal Defence Lawyers of Manitoba Conference
- Coaching law students for the Solomon/Greenberg Moot Competition
- Volunteering at the University of Manitoba Law School
- Former volunteer with Legal Aid’s University Law Clinic
- Pro Bono Students Canada, University of Manitoba, Residential Schools Project
- Pro Bono Students Canada, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Legal Research Initiative
Outside of Law
Outside of her professional practice, Laura is actively involved in many local sports organizations as a coach and player. In the past she has participated in the Manitoba Bar Association musicals to raise money for the Royal Manitoba Theater Centre.
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.
Robbery is a serious offence. In essence, it is stealing from someone using violence or threats in the course of the theft.
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.
Fraud; harassment; money laundering; identity theft; infringements on intellectual property; pornography; hacking; password trafficking; or any other act considered to be a cybercrime.
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.
We will defend you vigorously against any weapons-related charges under the Criminal Code or any contravention of the Firearms Act.
We will defend you vigorously against any charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, including possession, production, trafficking, importing, and exporting.
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 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 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.
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:204-985-8181
We are located...
Winnipeg, MB. R3C 3N9