Matthew Friedberg has been a criminal defence lawyer his entire career. He has successfully represented hundreds of clients charged with every type of criminal offence at every level of court in Ontario*. Mr. Friedberg regularly represents individuals charged with extremely serious offences, and many of his cases have been the subject of media attention. He has had particular success defending persons charged with Homicide, Sexual Assault, Domestic Assault, Drug and Firearms offences. Every case is handled with the same skill and determination with the sole aim being to achieve the most positive result possible for the client. He enjoys a reputation as a leading defence lawyer in the Toronto area.

Achievements and Education

Mr. Friedberg graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1995 after being admitted into that institution at the age of 20. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1997. He worked in another criminal defence law firm in Toronto as an associate before starting Caramanna, Friedberg LLP in 2002. He is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Criminal Lawyers' Association, and the Toronto Lawyers' Association. He has a history of participation with the Canadian Bar Association and Law Society of Ontario mentor program and regularly mentors junior lawyers in the area of criminal law.


Prior to being called to the Bar, Mr. Friedberg graduated from York University with a degree in Philosophy, and was the recipient of numerous academic awards throughout his educational career, including graduating with Distinction (York, 1996), Dean's Honour Roll (York, 1996), Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt Prize in Labour Law (Osgoode, 1995), McGill Dean's List (McGill, 1992), McGill Faculty Scholar (McGill 1991), James McGill Scholarship (McGill, 1991).

Mr Friedberg is currently serving on the Communications Committee for the Criminal Lawyers' Association.


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