Daniel Lighter



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Holder of two law degrees, Me Daniel Lighter has more than 25 years of experience as a criminal lawyer.  He began his career in 1989 as a Crown Prosecutor at the criminal division of the Bureau des Substituts du Procureur Général du Québec (currently Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales) in Montreal, where he was assigned to the prosecution of a wide range of criminal offences. In 1992 he was selected to join the specialized provincial narcotics team focusing on the prosecution of major complex narcotics cases.

After leaving the Crown Attorney’s office in 1995, he joined the criminal defense bar and in 2002 founded the firm Boro Polnicky Lighter with Me Jeffrey Boro and Me Robert Polnicky.

Over the years, Me Lighter’s practice has developed a particular focus on cases involving allegations of fraud, corruption, deceptive telemarketing and money laundering as well as impaired driving and violent crime offences. Me Lighter also represents professionals confronting disciplinary matters before various professional orders.

Me Lighter has pleaded throughout the Province of Quebec at all court levels as well as in the Province of Ontario.

Me Lighter has served on the board of directors of the Montreal Criminal Defence Lawyers Association (AADM) and he has lectured at the Faculty of Law at McGill University.


LL.B., McGill University (Distinction) (1987)
B.C.L., McGill University (Distinction) (1987)
B.A. Political Science, Brandeis University (Cum Laude) (1982)

Associations and other professional activities

Barreau du Québec (1988)
McGill University, Faculty of Law – Lecturer
Canadian Bar Association – Member
Montreal Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (AADM) -Member




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