Allison Pyper (B.A.)(Hons.), (J.D.)
During her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, Allison traveled abroad to work with refugees in India and to work in a low-income community in South Africa. She also worked closely with the regional developmental coordinator of Amnesty International in Toronto. These experiences engendered in her a passion for refugee rights, which prompted her to work as a research associate with El-Farouk Khaki, a prominent Toronto refugee lawyer and human rights activist and someone she is still proud to call a friend and mentor.
In the last four years (4) Allison has narrowed her practice exclusively to criminal and immigration law. She has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario as well as regularly appearing at every level of tribunal (appellate or not) in immigration and refugee law, detention reviews and the Federal Court as well as the Consent and Capacity Board and the Ontario Review Board. She has been co-counsel on First Degree and Second Degree Homicide Trials and has represented clients on every range of criminal offence or immigration matter. She is an exceptionally dedicated and zealous advocate who focuses on the quality of representation to her clients over the quantity of clients she agrees to take on. She has a keen interest in the overlap of Mental Health Law, Criminal Law and Immigration Law.
In her spare time (when not in a courtroom) Allie enjoys traveling (A total of six continents and over 75 countries), scuba diving, running, cooking and the Blue Jays.