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Sharon Gillespie

Legal Assistant

Sharon Gillespie


Toronto, Ontario, Canada





Sharon joined Leo Adler Law early in 2021, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her work in the criminal defence field, spanning more than 30 years. Starting as a graduate from the Toronto School of Business she has gained extensive professional experience working alongside respected Defence Counsel and former Crown Attorneys. Sharon is passionate about helping others and is our front line to your defence.


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