Rufus Urion


Rufus Urion is a criminal defence lawyer and associate with Edward H. Royle & Partners LLP. He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his law degree from Boston College Law School.

Rufus is a zealous advocate for his clients’ legal rights and basic humanity. He believes deeply in a world without jails or prisons, and in criminal defence as work that promotes justice for racialized, economically disadvantaged, and otherwise marginalized people suffering all forms of state violence.

After law school, Rufus was admitted to the bars of New York and Massachusetts in 2017 and spent his first years in practice at the largest indigent criminal defence provider in New York City. There, Rufus served clients accused of all manner of criminal charges and violations of release conditions, including offences alleging violence, firearms possession, drug possession, and driving while intoxicated. Rufus was called to the Ontario bar in 2024 upon relocating to Toronto.