WHAT WE DO:
The litigators at Langevin Morris Smith are highly trained and experienced in all areas of criminal law. We defend our clients from simple Highway Traffic Act matters, to the most serious Criminal Code offences, including property offences, assaults, impaired driving, up to and including homicide. Our experienced counsel is also well versed in defending clients charged with “white collar crimes” such as income tax evasion and bankruptcy related crimes.
We are also pleased to offer advice to employers and others concerning any criminal-law related issues in the workplace, from sexual harassment and workplace violence to employee surveillance and breach of trust situations.
Whether you are looking for a legal opinion, trial lawyers or appeal lawyers, our team of criminal litigators are prepared to assist you!
HOW WE WORK:
All work done by Langevin Morris Smith is conducted with service to the client as our top priority. We use the latest in computer and electronic equipment to ensure that our research and trial resources are among the best in the field. When necessary, the firm will engage private investigators, medical professionals, or any of a variety of expert witnesses to help in the preparation and proper presentation of your case in court.
Jeffrey Langevin is the managing partner of Langevin Morris Smith.
Mr. Langevin brings a wide range of experience to his practice, having served as a municipal police officer and as a reserve officer in the Canadian Armed Forces prior to attending law school. Jeffrey studied at Carleton University, Queen’s University and the University of Ottawa.
Mr. Langevin practices both as a barrister and a solicitor.
His solicitor’s practice is restricted to real estate transactions and small business matters.
Mr. Langevin’s barrister’s practice includes extensive criminal defence work. In the first years of his practice, Mr. Langevin served as an Assistant Crown Attorney on a contract basis with the offices of Ottawa, Pembroke, Cornwall and Perth, Ontario. Now, his practice is restricted to defence work including serious violent, drug and property offences. Mr. Langevin uses his expertise relating to the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to vigorously defend his clients. Having been a breathalyzer technician since 1982 while serving as a police officer, Mr. Langevin is particularly well suited to defend impaired driving offences. In fact, a substantial amount of Jeffrey’s professional time is spent in the defence of drinking and driving offences.
On the civil side of his barrister’s practice, Jeffrey conducts civil litigation for individuals and institutional clients, including insurance companies and a title insurance company. His defence work has included a multi-million dollar class action suit for historical sexual abuse. Mr. Langevin also maintains some family clients as their disputes relate to custodial issues and he has a growing practice in real property disputes and lawyer’s negligence. Mr. Langevin is also called to the Bar in Nunavut.
Jeffrey is accessible to his clients and offers a no obligation consultation for those seeking to retain his services or the services of the firm.
Richard Morris is a partner with Langevin Morris Smith.
His practice focus includes real estate, criminal and quasi-criminal law, including Highway Traffic Act, Provincial and other regulatory offences. Richard is the partner responsible for the Kanata and Renfrew offices.
While Richard bases his practice out of Kanata and Renfrew, he is available to assist clients through any of Langevin Morris Smith’s offices and is happy to make house calls on real estate matters.
Richard is an accomplished lawyer and other members of the Bar recognize Richard’s knowledge and experience. He is often consulted by other counsel, and has attended as a speaker at a number of legal conferences, as well as lecturing at Carleton University and Algonquin College.
Richard was active in the Scouting movement as a youth and has been active as a leader in his local beaver colony and cub pack. He has enjoyed giving back to the organization that was such a positive influence on him.
In addition, Richard is a recently qualified basketball coach and is enjoying the challenge and rewards of coaching competitive ball with the Ottawa Shooting Stars and the Gloucester/Cumberland Wolverines.
Richard built and paddles 18-foot traditional Inuit skin-on-frame kayak. He currently runs a power boat and has owned two small sailboats. Richard hopes to return to sailing soon, enjoying the effort to acquire the various skills associated with small boat use and maintenance, and believes that messing about in boats builds character.
Michael is a partner with Langevin Morris Smith, practicing in the areas of criminal and civil litigation. Michael joined the firm in 2002 after his call to the Ontario Bar. He is a graduate in law from the University of Manitoba.
While completing his undergraduate and law degrees, Michael competed in the sport of Greco-Roman wrestling and was a member of Canada ‘s national team from 1995-2001. He has represented Canada at the World and Pan Am Championships and was the alternate on the 1996 Olympic wrestling team. He is the head coach of the National Capital Wrestling Club.
If you can’t find him in the courtroom or the wrestling room, then you can find him in the classroom. Michael also works with the Department of Law at Carleton University in Ottawa . He teaches second year Criminal Law.
With a background in sports and law, Michael has established himself as a sports leader and a champion for athletes’ rights in Canada . He works with athletes and sport organizations on issues of team selection, funding criteria and internal sports appeals. He is the Past President of Athletes CAN, the Association of Canada’s National Team athletes. Michael has represented Team Canada at the Commonwealth, Pan American Games and Olympic Games.
Michael provides legal services in both Official Languages.