Thomas Evangelista


Thomas Evangelista is a persuasive and fearless advocate who is dauntless in pursuit of a successful outcome for clients. He is ready to advise at any time, in person or in writing, on cases great or small, whether privately funded or legally aided.

Mr. Evangelista has a reputation for being a down to earth and approachable individual with a meticulous eye for detail. He quickly establishes professional relationships with clients from a wide variety of backgrounds and can build trust from the outset. He has represented clients in a wide spectrum of criminal matters but with a focus on financial crime, serious violence, drug offences, firearm offences, sexual offences, and driving-related offences.

Mr. Evangelista obtained his Honours Bachelor of Arts with “First Class Standing” from Brock University where he specialized in Political Science and Public Law and his law degree from City, University of London, where he graduated with Honours.  Prior to joining Edward H. Royle and Partners LLP, Thomasarticled at a boutique criminal defence practice in Toronto. Following his articles, he gained extensive experience at a well-known law practice conducting bail hearings, preliminary hearings, pre-trials and trials.

Thomas regularly represents clients at the Ontario Court of Justice and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He is a member of the Criminal Lawyer’s Association, the York Region Law Association, and the Law Society of Ontario.