Name: Scott K. Fenton, B.A., LL.B.
Firm Name: Fenton, Smith Barristers
Country: Canada
Expertise: Criminal Law

Telephone: 416-955-4551
Fax: 416-844-4551
Email: [email protected]

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Professional Biography:

Scott was called to the bar in 1988. He is a Fellow of American College of Trial Lawyers (Chair, Ontario Provincial Committee), a Fellow of International Society of Barristers, and recognized in  Best Lawyers in Canada®, Criminal Defence.  He is a Faculty Member and Regional Planner, National Criminal Law Program and is a former Director, Advocates’ Society.

Scott is a senior criminal defence lawyer experienced in criminal, quasi-criminal, constitutional and special prosecution matters. He has appeared as counsel on numerous trials, argued many appeals in the Court of Appeal for Ontario and has had multiple appearances in the Supreme Court of Canada, including R. v. Stillman, R. v. Goldhart, R. v. Silviera, R. v. Farinacci, R. v. Jarvis, R.v. Ling, R. v. Harrison, and R. v. Wallace.

Scott is experienced in all types of criminal cases, including individual representations and corporate/commercial crime, white collar crime, cross-border investigations, foreign corruption, tax evasion, anti-trust/competition, securities, Elections Act, administrative monetary penalties (AMPs), policing (Special Investigations and Police Service Act matters), internet gaming, professional disciplinary matters, proceeds of crime and provincial regulatory prosecutions.

Routinely advises boards and special committees of public and private corporations and has been repeatedly retained to act for various government agencies, including several police defendants, government ministries, and regulatory bodies, often as a Special Prosecutor.


Fenton, Smith Barristers is one of Canada’s leading criminal law firms with offices based in downtown Toronto. Our firm provides best-in-class professional legal advice and legal services to individuals, corporations, and governmental clients in a broad range of criminal, quasi-criminal, regulatory and professional disciplinary matters. Our professional services range from private consultative and advisory retainers to attending on all forms of criminal, quasi-criminal, and regulatory trials, tribunal proceedings, reviews and appeals.