Areas of Practice


Lawyer, Specialist in Criminal Litigation


Brian Heller graduated from McGill University Faculty of Law in 1975, and practised criminal law in Montreal until 1982, when he re-established in Toronto. Brian is certified as a Specialist in Criminal Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has been a sessional lecturer in criminal law at the McGill University Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School. From 1997 to 2001 Brian taught Trial Advocacy at the University of Toronto Law School. As well, Brian has been an instructor at the Criminal Law Bar Admission Course for the Québec Bar, as well as for the Criminal Procedure and Trial Practice portions of the Law Society of Upper Canada Bar Admission Course. In addition to being a founding member of Heller, Rubel, Brian served as a Director of the Ontario Bar Association (formerly the Canadian Bar Association-Ontario), Criminal Justice Section from 1986 to 2006. With a concentration in the area of 'white collar' crime, ranging from fraud, customs/income tax/retail sales tax evasion and anti-dumping to price-fixing, bribery and money laundering, his practice extends from defending individuals and corporations to assisting victims of crime with the investigative and judicial process. Brian is a frequent criminal law commentator on English and French television and radio stations, and a contributing author to Getting the Deal Through's "Government Investigations" publication.  He has lectured extensively on numerous subjects including tax evasion prosecutions, ethics, sentencing, solicitor-client privilege, international bribery, disclosure and accessing third party records. Brian has consistently been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2006, and is recognized by the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review with an 'AV Preeminent' rating.                

Getting the Deal Through's "Government Investigations 2015: Canada"  


Telephone: (416) 863-9311

Facsimile: (416) 863-9465