Yoav Niv operates his practice throughout Alberta, representing clients on criminal, quasi-criminal, and regulatory charges at both the trial and appeal level.
Yoav obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, and completed his law degree in Ontario at the University of Ottawa. He graduated cum laude—on the dean’s honour list—in 2015. Yoav articled with Hersh Wolch Q.C., one of Canada’s most prominent criminal lawyers. He was called to the bar in 2016.
Throughout law school and during his articles of clerkship, Yoav logged over 7000 hours working with Canada’s top criminal defence teams in Toronto, Calgary, and Ottawa. He has experience defending a wide range of offences including sexual assault, white collar crime, narcotics, firearms, terrorism, internet crime, and homicide. He assisted the University of Ottawa’s Innocence Project and reviewed wrongful conviction claims.
Yoav accepts private clients and legal aid certificates. If you are presently charged with a criminal offence, you can apply for legal aid at Legal Aid Alberta.