A. Scott Reid


A. Scott Reid graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Science. He then attended the University of Victoria Faculty of Law where he obtained his law degree with an emphasis in criminal law.

After his call to the Bar, Mr. Reid began practising exclusively in criminal defence at a large firm in downtown Toronto. After eight years, Mr. Reid opened his own criminal defence practice outside the Greater Toronto Area but returned to Toronto and joined Edward H. Royle & Partners LLP.

Mr. Reid has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario including the Ontario Court of Appeal. He routinely conducts lengthy jury trials on serious criminal matters in the Superior Court of Justice.

In the course of his career, Mr. Reid has defended all manner of cases including murder, manslaughter, aggravated assault, aggravated sexual assault (HIV exposure), robbery, drug trafficking, firearms and gang-related offences, and perjury.

Mr. Reid takes a vigorous and creative approach to defending all of his clients’ interests and has extensive experience in successful Charter of Rights litigation.

Mr. Reid’s notable reported cases include:

R. v. Pashazahiri, 2013 ONSC 7663 (CanLII)

R. v. Horan, 2008 ONCA 589 (CanLII)

R. v. Boone and Bowland, 2012 ONSC 946 (CanLII)

R. v. Boone and Bowland, 2012 ONSC 51 (CanLII)

R. v. Grujic, 2009 CanLII 25141 (ON SC)

R. v. D.(C.L.) and H.(B.J.), 2006 ONCJ 122 (CanLII)

R. v. R. L., 2007 CanLII 60170 (ON SC)

R. v. Gawich, [2005] O.J. No. 5834 (S.C.J.)

R. v. Lotufo, [2008] O.J. No. 2894 (S.C.J.)

R. v. Roberts, [2004] O.J. No. 6307 (C.J.)

R. v. Savoury, [2008] O.J. No. 2896 (C.J.)

R. v. Von Pasecky, [2005] O.J. No. 6475 (C.J.)