Terrance Luscombe practises criminal defence and mental health law and has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario, including the Court of Appeal. Terrance has represented clients charged with a variety of offences, from impaired driving and domestic assault to very serious offences such as firearm and drug offences, aggravated assault, and first-degree murder. The opportunity to raise novel issues, argument, and challenges and to protect Charter rights drives Terrance’s passion for this work.
Terrance also represents clients who have been found Not Criminally Responsible by reason of mental disorder at the Ontario Review Board and those who have been involuntarily detained in hospital and/or who have been found incapable of consenting to medical treatment. This familiarity with the forensic and civil mental health legal systems often assists in producing favourable outcomes for those in the criminal justice system who struggle with their mental health and/or substance use. Terrance strives to address these difficulties with expertise, compassion, and respect.
Terrance completed a Bachelor degree in Development Studies and a Masters degree in Environmental Studies before attending Osgoode Hall Law School and completing the Criminal Law Intensive Program. At Osgoode,, Terrance took a particular interest in aboriginal legal issues as well as sex work legal reform. Terrance was called to the Bar in 2017.