Norman Boxall


Bayne Sellar Boxall
200 Elgin St.
Suite 500
Ottawa, ON K2P 1L5

Tel: +1 613 604 2188
Fax: +1 613 236 6958


Mr. Boxall is a founding partner of Bayne Sellar Boxall. Mr. Boxall was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1980 and has practiced criminal law in Ottawa ever since. He is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in criminal law. His extensive experience includes appearances in all levels of Courts in Canada. He has successfully defended all types of criminal cases including murder, commercial crime, drug conspiracies, sexual offences, assaults and motor vehicle offences. In addition to his extensive experience in criminal defence he has significant experience in national security matters and as counsel in Public Inquiries including the Arar Commission and the Air India Inquiry. He has been designated as a Special Advocate by the Minister of Justice.

Mr. Boxall is the immediate Past President of the Criminal Lawyers Association. He is a Past President of the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa, former member of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee and the Law Society of Upper Canada Criminal Law Specialty Committee. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He has delivered lectures on criminal law to numerous organizations including the Criminal Lawyers Association, the Law Society Bar Admission Course, the University of Ottawa Faculty of law, the Canadian Police College and the Ontario Court of Justice (East Region) Judges’ Seminar.

Bayne Sellar Boxall focuses its practice exclusively on criminal law, providing both trial and appellate advocacy. The firm’s lawyers have well over 130 years of combined experience defending all types of criminal charges, from the most common to the most serious.

Bayne Sellar Boxall was founded in 1972 by partner Donald Bayne, who has been recognized as one of Canada’s preeminent defence lawyers. Since that time, the firm has dedicated its expertise and services to protecting the rights and freedom of clients charged with all types of criminal offences at the trial and appellate levels. Over the years, this Ottawa criminal law firm has developed a reputation for providing experienced, dedicated and discreet criminal defence throughout eastern Ontario.

The firm’s experienced team of lawyers has more than 130 years of experience combined in criminal law. In addition to acting for individual clients, the firm has been called upon to act for some of Canada’s best known corporations. Counsel of the firm have also appeared as main participants in the Maher Arar, Air India, Somalia and Iacobucci public inquiries, adding a distinct expertise in international crime to its practice.

Whether acting for individuals or corporations, the sophistication, experience and confidentiality of the firm’s representation is paramount. When you engage Bayne Sellar Boxall, you can be assured that all details of your case will be handled discreetly. Our firm will not publicize the results of your case, and your confidentiality will remain a primary concern.

The firm seeks to help clients avoid the devastating consequences of a conviction by aggressively defending their rights and reputations against all types of criminal allegations.