BA, MA, JD (Toronto), of the Bar of Ontario
Janani Shanmuganathan is a partner at Goddard & Shanmuganathan LLP, a litigation boutique that practices criminal and regulatory law (www.gsllp.ca). She received her undergraduate, Masters degree in Criminology, and her law degree from the University of Toronto.
Ms. Shanmuganathan regularly appears at the Ontario Court of Appeal and has been counsel at the Supreme Court of Canada twice (R. v. Nur and R. v. Ahmad). In addition to criminal trials and appeals, she does regulatory work, defending professionals subject to investigations and disciplinary proceedings.
Outside of the courtroom, Ms. Shanmuganathan lectures at legal education programs on trial and appellate advocacy and has taught at Osgoode Hall Law School and in the undergraduate Criminology program and the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. She is also on the board of directors of the South Asian Bar Association, a member of the Pro Bono Inmate Appeal Program at the Ontario Court of Appeal and volunteer duty counsel with the Law Society of Ontario.