Royland Moriah B.A. LL.B.

Royland Moriah is committed to the passionate and strategic defence of his clients. His interest in criminal defence work began as a teenager and continued through his undergrad at Saint Mary’s University. After graduating from Dalhousie Law School in 2004 and being called to the bar in 2005 Royland worked as an articling student and policy lawyer at the human-rights focused African Canadian Legal Clinic. In 2007 he began to focus exclusively on criminal defence work, first with the McLeod Group and then as a sole practitioner from 2012 until joining MacGregor Moriah Horic LLP.

While working as a policy lawyer at the African Canadian Legal Clinic, Royland was involved in litigating human rights cases and participating in the preparation of and/or appearing on interventions at the Divisional Court, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court of Canada. Royland maintains strong ties within the Afro-Canadian community, and is a passionate advocate for clients of all backgrounds who have been mistreated or prejudged by the justice system simply because of their race, creed, or colour. Since commencing his criminal practice he has successfully represented clients’ interests at the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice in judge and jury trials on cases ranging from drug possession to homicide.

Royland is an active member of the Criminal Lawyer’s Association serving on the Diversity Committee and Membership Committees, and regularly appears as a speaker for the Criminal Lawyer’s Association, the Criminal Justice Institute of the Ontario Bar Association annual conference, and regularly volunteers with the Ontario Justice Education Network.