Why Choose sondhi defence

We understand that the criminal justice system can be intimidating and confusing to navigate. Understanding your rights makes all the difference in a successful outcome, and that is why our clients can count on us to go above and beyond to ensure they are always properly informed and represented.​

Ankush Sondhi Barrister & Solicitor_ - Trial Lawyer- Sondhi Criminal Defence and Real Estate Lawin Newmarket

Ankush Sondhi

Barrister & Solicitor

tel: 416.706.9084
email: [email protected]

Growing up in York Region, Ankush went on to attend the University of Toronto and received his HBA in Religion. Having always been focused on helping those in need, Ankush accepted articles with Legal Aid Ontario (2013). During his time with Legal Aid, he obtained valuable experience working at various courthouses all over the Greater Toronto Area. Ankush developed an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system throughout Ontario.

He attended Law School at the University of Leicester in England, receiving his LLB and called to the bar in Ontario (2014). He continued his dedication in the field by working full-time as a Duty Counsel Lawyer at the Newmarket Courthouse at 50 Eagle St. W, Newmarket ON for several years. 

Ankush’s passion for representing clients is complimented with his tact and diplomacy, leading to the continued success of Sondhi Defence. At Sondhi Defence, the team of lawyers always strives to enhance legal expertise as members of the community for bettering people’s circumstances.

Stephen Di Clemente Extremely Serious Criminal Matters - Trial Lawyer- Sondhi Criminal Defence and Real Estate Lawin Newmarket

Stephen Di Clemente

Extremely Serious Criminal Matters - Trial Lawyer

tel: 416.706.9084
email: [email protected]

Stephen Di Clemente’s lifelong ambition to become a successful Criminal Defence Lawyer began with community activism. He further attended the Dual JD Law School Program at the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy. Stephen obtained his Canadian and American Juris Doctor in Law (2010). After graduation he excelled at his legal practice in Criminal Defence Trial Advocacy (2013). Mr. Di Clemente has an excellent track record of defending numerous individuals with serious charges ranging from murder, firearm offences, sexual assault of a minor, importation of drugs, drug trafficking and countless guns and gang related prosecutions.

His caseload is geared towards advocating for his clients who have the most critical and sensitive legal charges administered from the Criminal Code of Canada.
In addition, Stephen has extensive jury trial and “judge-alone” trial experience in all levels of court.

Mr. Di Clemente’s motivation and drive to aggressively represent his client’s rights is what makes him one of the top trial attorneys in the Province of Ontario. As a lawyer with an independent practice, he is often called upon to provide legal advice and legal representation for all of our Extremely Serious Criminal matters. We are grateful to have Stephen practicing in association with us to further assist our clients.

Ryan Cons_ Barrister & Solicitor_ - Trial Lawyer- Sondhi Criminal Defence and Real Estate Lawin Newmarket

Ryan Cons

Barrister & Solicitor

tel: 647-401-5738
email: [email protected]

Ryan Cons practices in the area of Real Estate Law and Criminal Defence. He joined Sondhi Defence as an Associate Lawyer (2021). Ryan completed his articles at the Regional Municipality of Halton where he regularly represented the Region in purchase and sale transactions.

Clients appreciate Ryan’s down to earth and personal approach to law, whether they’re purchasing their first home or financing a mortgage. Before attending Law School at the University of Windsor, Ryan received his BA from McGill University.  

Prior to law school, Ryan served as a Political Advisor and Constituency Assistant to the Parliamentary Assistant to the Quebec Premier. In his spare time, Ryan likes to write and record music, collect vinyl records, and is an avid fan of travelling.

Sondhi Defence - Criminal defence Lawyers in Newmarket, Aurora and the Greater Toronto Area - Larissa Kushwara

Larissa Kushwara

Licensed Paralegal

tel:416.706.9084
email: [email protected]

Larissa has been a licensed paralegal with the Law Society of Ontario since 2021. She has completed the Paralegal Education program through Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and studies her B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science: International Relations at Carleton University.

Larissa has joined Sondhi Defence (2021) with extensive experience within the financial industry. As a result, she possesses in-depth knowledge of mortgages and the nuanced legal implications of real estate transactions. Larissa takes pride in ensuring all her clients are treated with compassion and honesty. Always thorough with her work, she pays meticulous attention to the details of clients’ concerns and does not like to leave any issue unresolved.

Ankush Sondhi

Barrister & Solicitor

tel: 416.706.9084
email: [email protected]

Growing up in York Region, Ankush went on to attend the University of Toronto and received his HBA in Religion. Having always been focused on helping those in need, Ankush accepted articles with Legal Aid Ontario (2013). During his time with Legal Aid, he obtained valuable experience working at various courthouses all over the Greater Toronto Area. Ankush developed an in-depth understanding of the criminal justice system throughout Ontario.

He attended Law School at the University of Leicester in England, receiving his LLB and called to the bar in Ontario (2014). He continued his dedication in the field by working full-time as a Duty Counsel Lawyer at the Newmarket Courthouse at 50 Eagle St. W, Newmarket ON for several years. 

Ankush’s passion for representing clients is complimented with his tact and diplomacy, leading to the continued success of Sondhi Defence. At Sondhi Defence, the team of lawyers always strives to enhance legal expertise as members of the community for bettering people’s circumstances.

Stephen Di Clemente

Extremely Serious Criminal Matters - Trial Lawyer

tel: 416.706.9084
email: [email protected]

Stephen Di Clemente’s lifelong ambition to become a successful Criminal Defence Lawyer began with community activism. He further attended the Dual JD Law School Program at the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit Mercy. Stephen obtained his Canadian and American Juris Doctor in Law (2010).

After graduation he excelled at his legal practice in Criminal Defence Trial Advocacy (2013). Mr. Di Clemente has an excellent track record of defending numerous individuals with serious charges ranging from murder, firearm offences, sexual assault of a minor, importation of drugs, drug trafficking and countless guns and gang related prosecutions. His caseload is geared towards advocating for his clients who have the most critical and sensitive legal charges administered from the Criminal Code of Canada. In addition, Stephen has extensive jury trial and "judge-alone" trial experience in all levels of court.

Mr. Di Clemente's motivation and drive to aggressively represent his client's rights is what makes him one of the top trial attorneys in the Province of Ontario. As a lawyer with an independent practice, he is often called upon to provide legal advice and legal representation for all of our Extremely Serious Criminal matters. We are grateful to have Stephen practicing in association with us to further assist our clients.

Ryan Cons

Barrister & Solicitor

tel: 647-401-5738
email: [email protected]

Ryan Cons practices in the area of Real Estate Law and Criminal Defence. He joined Sondhi Defence as an Associate Lawyer (2021). Ryan completed his articles at the Regional Municipality of Halton where he regularly represented the Region in purchase and sale transactions.

Clients appreciate Ryan’s down to earth and personal approach to law, whether they’re purchasing their first home or financing a mortgage. Before attending Law School at the University of Windsor, Ryan received his BA from McGill University.

Prior to law school, Ryan served as a Political Advisor and Constituency Assistant to the Parliamentary Assistant to the Quebec Premier. In his spare time, Ryan likes to write and record music, collect vinyl records, and is an avid fan of travelling.


Larissa Kushwara

Licensed Paralegal

tel: 416.706.9084
email: [email protected]

Larissa has been a licensed paralegal with the Law Society of Ontario since 2021. She has completed the Paralegal Education program through Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning and studies her B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science: International Relations at Carleton University.

Larissa has joined Sondhi Defence (2021) with extensive experience within the financial industry. As a result, she possesses in-depth knowledge of mortgages and the nuanced legal implications of real estate transactions. Larissa takes pride in ensuring all her clients are treated with compassion and honesty. Always thorough with her work, she pays meticulous attention to the details of clients’ concerns and does not like to leave any issue unresolved.

Commitment to Clients

Our commitment to our clients is simple. Our clients are our number one priority. We understand that every matter is unique and we will spend the time fighting to get the best possible result for you. We understand that your time is important and this is why we aim that no client of ours will spend any more time than is necessary in court or in custody. All of the options will be communicated to you to ensure that you are never left in the dark. We are available anytime.

Criminal Defence Lawyers serving the Greater Toronto Area

If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offence, call us right away at 416-706-9084 and get our team on your side. You can also complete the form below for a fast and confidential response.

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