Susannah Chung-Alvares received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees for cello performance from McGill University. Following receipt of her degrees and performing and teaching professionally, she decided to conclude a 20-year career in music and pursue a career in law.
Ms. Chung-Alvares received her Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School. Throughout the course of her studies, she developed and affirmed a strong interest in criminal law. She volunteered with a prominent criminal defence lawyer, working on a wrongful conviction case and a first-degree murder trial, and subsequently articled with Innocence Canada (formerly the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted or AIDWYC). At Innocence Canada, Ms. Chung-Alvares had the opportunity to work with noted criminal defence lawyers on a number of murder appeals. Following her articles, she joined the team at Edward H. Royle & Associates.
Ms. Chung-Alvares has a strong desire to advocate on behalf of those without a voice in the criminal justice system, and believes in the importance of an effective defence. She strives to provide the best possible service in a client-focused manner.