Photo of warehouses in Toronto’s west end. Photo by Matt Quinn, courtesy of Unsplash
 
 

Marcus is comitted to fairness and justice

 
 

Marcus practices at the boutique law firm Symes Street & Millard LLP in the areas of employment, human rights and administrative law. He has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada, and represented clients before the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, and at other administrative hearings. He regularly represents clients in negotiations and mediations, inside and out of formal court proceedings.

Marcus won a 4-year legal battle to force the Ministry of the Attorney General to disclose secret guidelines about criminal prosecutions of HIV-positive people. In 2016, he organized a group of lawyers to provide defences to those who had been caught in an undercover police sting at Marie Curtis Park. He sits on the Board of Directors of the HIV/AIDS Legal Clinic – Ontario.

Marcus has spoken at numerous events, including the Law Union of Ontario annual conference, Freedom to Read Week, and the Canadian Labour Congress’s Rise Up! Conference. He was a volunteer judge of the Wilson Moot in 2017.

He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.

 

REcent cases

  • Challenging the repeal of Ontario’s sex ed curriculum

    AB v Ontario (Minister of Education)

  • Fighting for diverse law school applicants

    Trinity Western University v Law Society of Upper Canada

  • Fighting for HIV+ people in criminal justice

    Ontario v Ontario (Information & Privacy Commissioner)  

  • Challenging police raids of men cruising Marie Curtis Park

    Leading to the withdrawal of charges

  • Advocating for a broader expungement of unjust criminal convictions

    Senate on amending Bill C-66 on behalf of civil society groups