Andrew Burton is a criminal defence lawyer. While Andrew grew up in Wolfville, Nova Scotia he has become a permanent fixture in the St. Catharines community and has a close connection to the area.
Andrew received his undergraduate education from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec and at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree and went on to study law at the University of Toronto from whom he holds a Juris Doctor degree in law.
While studying law at the University of Toronto, Andrew spent three years at the faculty’s legal clinic, Downtown Legal Services, where he worked as a caseworker and an instructor to incoming law students. He also coordinated a satellite clinic at Street Outreach Services, a Toronto social services agency which focuses on harm-reduction and advocacy for street life involved youth.
Andrew was called to the Ontario Bar in 2009 and has been an Associate Lawyer with Martens Lingard LLP ever since. He is a member of the Board of Directors of both the Lincoln County Law Association and the Niagara North Community Legal Assistance clinic.
Andrew prides himself on providing a high level of client service and makes himself available to his clients by cell phone, especially when they need it the most. Although sometimes difficult to find in the law firm’s office, he is generally no further than 100 metres away at the St. Catharines Courthouse fighting for his clients by running trials, bail hearings, or making sentencing submissions.
Outside of the practice of law, Andrew enjoys playing soccer, dodgeball, and Ultimate Frisbee.