Solomon Friedman is a criminal defence lawyer practising in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. He is a partner with the prominent Ottawa firm Edelson Clifford D’Angelo Friedman LLP.
Aside from his comprehensive criminal law practice, Solomon focuses on firearms law, particularly on issues confronting otherwise law-abiding gun owners, such as safe storage, registration, transportation, seizures and public safety warrants.
As a sportsman, target shooter and firearms advocate, Solomon is uniquely positioned to understand the issues faced by firearms owners.
Solomon attended the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Common Law, where he graduated magna cum laude. Upon graduation, he was selected to clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada for the Honourable Mr. Justice Morris Fish. He is called to the Bar of Ontario.
Solomon has represented his clients at trial before the Ontario Court of Justice and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He uses his experience, together with his talent for effective written advocacy, to create persuasive and innovative legal arguments, both at trial and on appeal.
Solomon writes widely on topics related to criminal law and appears often in the media – print, television and radio – to discuss high-profile cases and new developments in the law. His opinion and feature articles have appeared in newspapers across the country, including the National Post, the Montreal Gazette and the Ottawa Citizen. He is a regular contributor to the Citizen’s bi-weekly column on legal rights and criminal law, entitled “Right to Know.”
While at law school, Solomon was the recipient of the prize for the highest grade in the Advanced Criminal Procedure course. He also had the distinction of receiving the Law Society of Upper Canada Award for Outstanding Achievement in Legal Studies, the Osgoode Society Prize for Canadian Legal History and the Law Foundation of Ontario Award for academic excellence. In addition to obtaining the University of Ottawa Merit Scholarship for each of his years of study at law school, Solomon was also awarded the Catherine Helen Maclean Upper Year Award for his academic achievement and class standing.
Solomon is a member of the following professional organizations: Criminal Lawyers’ Association, County of Carleton Law Association, Ontario Bar Association, Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa and the National Association of Criminal Defence Lawyers.
Solomon is also one of three lawyers behind Edelson Clifford D’Angelo Friedman’s Affordable Defence initiative.