Prior to becoming a lawyer, Brett was a professor of African history at Queen’s University. After changing course, Brett attended Osgoode Hall Law School. Following graduation, Brett joined the North York Crown Attorney’s office in 2007 as an Assistant Crown Attorney. More recently, Brett has made the move to Crown Law Office – Criminal, where he has conducted appeals at the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. Brett has also been instrumental in creating and managing a dedicated legal research database by which Crown counsel across the province can share their research.