J. Martin Peters, Barrister

    The Firm

    Martin Peters, B.A., L.L.B., has extensive experience in all areas of criminal defence work. He has been practising criminal law since his call to the Ontario bar in 1986. In 1994, Mr. Peters started Martin Peters & Associates in Toronto, Ontario, where he had a number of very talented associate lawyers work for him over the years. In 2003, Mr. Peters, re-located his practice to his native Vancouver, B.C. Martin Peters graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1981. He attended law school at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1984. Mr. Peters had his first criminal trial after 5 days at law school. He won. That hooked him on criminal defence work. He has carried on that tradition in criminal court since that time.


    Mr. Peters’ approach to the practice of criminal law involves three central concerns:

    Good communication with the client is very important to Mr. Peters. This is after all, the client’s case. Therefore, it is paramount that the client knows what Mr. Peters is doing and why he is doing it. Mr. Peters will seek his client’s input and instructions when developing the theory of the defence as well as throughout its implementation.

    Preparation is the most important aspect to winning. Mr. Peters prepare cases thoroughly in order to ensure that he can maximize his client’s position relative to the potential evidence at trial.

    Presentation of the client’s case in court is a structured and planned development of the theory of your case in response to the evidence of the prosecution. Mr. Peters does not like surprises. His clients appreciate knowing what is happening and why.