Experienced criminal attorney based in Montreal, Canada

Daniel Lighter

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 You’re in trouble and have been accused of a criminal offence. Perhaps you’ve been pulled over for impaired driving, maybe you were caught trafficking controlled substances or accused of committing fraud, or are visiting from out of town and find yourself confronting the criminal justice system in a foreign country. 

Lightergroup is a legal practice, limited to criminal and penal law, spearheaded by Maître Daniel Lighter, a criminal defence attorney with over 30 years of experience representing clients in the fields of criminal, penal and disciplinary law. 


Our mission is to provide clients with attention and first class legal strategy unique to each and every case.

Creative Strategies

Daniel Lighter has a long track record as an effective problem solver. When confronted with challenging cases, Lighter has consistently proved himself adaptable, identifying the concerns specific to each case and finding the solutions that best fit.

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Successful and Experienced

Daniel Lighter completed his undergraduate degree at Brandeis University (Waltham, Mass.) in 1982, where he graduated Cum Laude in Political Science. He returned to his hometown to attend law school at McGill University, Faculty of Law, where he earned degrees in both civil and common law B.C.L. / LL.B, (Upper Second Class Honours) in 1987. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1988.

From the outset of his law career, Lighter began his work in the criminal justice system, beginning his career as a Crown Prosecutor of the Province of Quebec. After leaving the Crown Prosecutor’s Office in 1994, Maître Lighter began his private practice as a criminal defence attorney and has been representing clients in that capacity ever since.

Years of Experience as Crown Attorney
Years of Experience as Defence Attorney

Honest Legal Representation

From the outset of his career as a defence lawyer, Daniel Lighter developed a determination for challenging authority, spefically those who abuse it.  Maitre Lighter works tirelessly to shield his clients from any number of potential systemic threats, from police officers, to crown attorneys to the judiciary or even unjust legislation itself.

Having worked as both a Crown Prosecutor and criminal defence attorney, Me Lighter is uniquely positionned to navigate his clients through the criminal justice process, from the investigatory stage until the final appellate proceedings. He is committed to maintaining a legal practice that respects the integrity of his clients, treating each case with passion, professionalism and rigorous determination.

In addition to his legal practice, Me Lighter has been a regular contributor on television and radio and has been invited to speak as a guest lecturer at various Montreal schools, including McGill Law School and Marianopolis College.

Daniel Lighter is fully bilingual, he has pleaded cases in both English and French in Montréal, Longueuil, St-Jérôme, Laval, Granby, Sherbrooke, Valleyfield, Québec, Toronto, Cornwall, Hawkesbury and Ottawa. 

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Bachelor of Arts, Brandeis University cum laude


B.C.L./LL.B, McGill University, Second Class Honours


Admitted to the Bar of Quebec


Crown Prosecutor, Crown Prosecutor’s Office for the Province of Quebec


Criminal Defence Attorney, Shadley Melancon Boro


Criminal Defence Attorney, private practice

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Man arrested in superhospital fraud case freed on bail
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Crown drops all charges against Jeremy Morris in alleged MUHC fraud 
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Maor Attar found not criminally responsible 
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Belgian sentenced to 20 months for luring Montreal girl
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Montreal Gazette – ‘This isn’t an acquittal,’ McGill law professor says
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Habs’ voice plans suit over firing
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Bogus adviser Carole Morinville gets 42 months in jail
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Montreal man fined $1 million for telemarketing scam
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Jewish General Hospital wins right to keep certain documents confidential
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Former project manager at Jewish General Hospital sentenced to house arrest
Judge apologizes to Mohawks

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