Afzal Shah

Articling Student

I am a recent law graduate from the University of Saskatchewan, College of Law. Prior to law school, I obtained a B.A. in Sociology with great distinction.

Currently, I am working as an articling student under the direct supervision of Mr. Lakin Afolabi. I look forward to becoming a member of the Ontario bar in June 2020.

As an articling student, my activities include, but are not limited to, visiting clients at detention centres and jails, interviewing clients and witnesses, reviewing and analyzing disclosure, conducting legal research, and preparing files for trial.

My passion for criminal defence work stems from my work experiences in the human services sector and involvement with marginalized communities. While working on the frontline in group homes, Aboriginal community centres, and settlement service agencies, I witnessed firsthand how a simple charge or conviction can throw individuals and families to the margins of our society.

Throughout my career, I’ve been a fierce advocate for my clients – protecting their rights and securing their entitlements in a system with limited resources. This, coupled with my love for the law gives me the conviction to passionately defend all those who cross my path.

I have lived in both the Eastern and Western parts of the world. This enables me to draw upon my personal life experiences and knowledge of different cultures when dealing with clients from different backgrounds. Further, I am able to communicate fluently in Pashto, Urdu, Hindi and possess a basic understanding of Punjabi and Arabic.

Additionally, I am able to see your perspective, relate to your background, and understand your story while helping you navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system.


472 Ridout St N. London
Ontario N6A2P7


Phone: (519) 645-6969
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Lakin Afolabi Law criminal lawyers london ontario
472 Ridout St N, London, ON N6A 2P7 Phone: (519) 645-6969