Edward Prutschi received his B.A. in Political Science (International Relations) from York University and his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School.
At Osgoode, Mr. Prutschi participated in the Intensive Program in Criminal Law, clerking for Mr. Justice Victor Paisley of the Superior Court of Justice. After articling for the law firm of Goodman Philips & Vineberg (now Goodmans, LLP), Mr. Prutschi started his own practice focused on criminal and quasi-criminal litigation, eventually teaming up with Leo Adler and Boris Bytensky to form the boutique firm now known as Adler Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman.
Mr. Prutschi appears routinely before all levels of court in Ontario. He is a former faculty member for the Criminal Law course at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s Bar Admission Course where he has instructed law school graduates in criminal procedure prior to their admission to the profession. Mr. Prutschi is also a sought after as a guest speaker in the area of criminal law providing engaging and entertaining addresses to the Ontario Bar Association, The Commons Institute, The Law Society of Upper Canada, The Ontario Bar Association, the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police, Osgoode Hall Law School, Western University Law School, and others. He has twice been nominated as one the 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.
Mr. Prutschi is also a certified Intoxilyzer Breath Alcohol Technician – a designation that can come in very handy when defending persons charged with impaired driving related offences. He is a frequent commentator for radio, television and print media appearing regularly for CTV News as an official Legal Analyst. He has been quoted in every major Toronto newspaper for his views on high-profile cases he has worked on and the criminal law in general and authors frequent guest columns on legal issues for the Toronto Sun. Mr. Prutschi is probably best known for his work as the Chief Legal Analyst for NewsTalk1010 radio in Toronto.
When not vigorously defending the interests of his clients, Mr. Prutschi, a former Governor of York University, can be found protecting the interests of his community through his active participation on the boards and committees of numerous organizations. He is a graduate of the United Jewish Appeal Federation’s prestigious Joshua Institute, is a winner of their prestigious Shem Tov award and holds a certificate in Jewish Communal Leadership from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.
Mr. Prutschi is an active member of several professional organizations including the Criminal Lawyers’ Association where he has served numerous terms as the Association’s representative to the Metro North courthouse.
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