Safiya is a passionate criminal defence lawyer dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome for her clients.
Since her call to the bar, Safiya has practiced at Caramanna, Friedberg LLP. Safiya previously completed her articles at Cooper, Sandler, Shime and Schwartzentruber where she assisted on several high-profile cases, including organized crime and various regulatory matters.
Safiya completed the dual degree program at the University of Windsor where she earned both an American and Canadian law degree. During her legal studies, she worked for the Dean of Windsor Law as Research Assistant examining Indigenous land claims and volunteered her time with Pro Bono Students Canada as the Program Co-Ordinator for the “Pot Pardons Project” organizing record suspensions for members of the Windsor community. Safiya was an avid writer for her law school’s paper and awarded the Social Justice Fellowship given to students committed to access to justice.
Safiya has a background in policy and politics. Prior to studying law, Safiya worked tirelessly as a Speech Writer on Parliament Hill studying the Cannabis Act and the effect it’s mandatory minimum sentences would have on racialized Canadians. Safiya completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Law and Legal Studies at the University of Carleton.
She is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and Women in Canadian Criminal Defence Association.