Francesca Yaskiel has over 30 years of legal experience and has built a reputation as a strong advocate for her clients. She has particular expertise in the defence of sexual assaults, domestic assaults, drug offences, white collar crime, professional regulatory matters, and mental health related cases.
Francesca’s years of experience and proven track record allow her to bring a unique and thoughtful approach to cases, resulting in highly positive outcomes for her clients. She appreciates the profound impact that a criminal charge can have on clients and their families and has developed a reputation for going the extra mile to assist clients through what is often one of the most difficult periods of their lives.
Francesca is recognized amongst her colleagues for her expertise in defending sexual assault cases and is routinely sought after by peers to assist with legal and strategic issues.
Having served as a Assistant Crown Attorney, Francesca has insight from both sides of criminal cases.
From 2006 to 2016, Francesca served on the Ontario Review Board which reviews the status of people found to be not criminally responsible on account of a mental disorder or unfit to stand trial for criminal offences.
Ms. Yaskiel was the assistant head of criminal procedure for the Bar Admission Course at the Law Society of Upper Canada from 1996-2005.