Frances Brennan provides criminal defense in London, St. Thomas, Woodstock, Sarnia, Stratford and Goderich. Her adept written and oral skills combined with her compassion for her clients have made her a much sought after lawyer throughout the region.

Frances' practice has been built arguing cases from murder to shoplifting. She also successfully argues conviction and sentence appeals and she has been the defense attorney of choice in many high profile cases in recent years.






Violations of the Charter, mistakes in legal proceedings or new information may all be grounds to appeal a criminal conviction. The appeal process is a complex one, however Frances is skilled at helping her clients through it.

Impaired Driving and Over 80 Charges

Serious driving offences can lead to significant consequences, not just in terms of your record but they may also affect your career and lifestyle. Frances offers the effective defense you need in these scenarios.

Sexual Assault, Assault Causing Bodily Harm, and Simple Assault

Assault and sexual assault cases are often full of complexities. Frances will take the time to sort through the issues surrounding the case to provide a strong defense for her clients. 

Murder, Attempted Murder and Manslaughter

Cases involving murder and manslaughter often become high-profile. Frances’ skill and experience in defending complex cases has made her the go-to attorney for many of these cases. 

Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Frances is knowledgable about the legal and constitutional rights, of her clients. She has submitted many legal arguments on their behalf in regards to the Charter.

Robbery, Theft, Break and Enter

Frances is a skilled attorney who will work on your behalf should you be faced with a robbery, theft, or a break and enter charge.


Frances defends individuals that have been charged with fraud. She will meticulously review the details of the case in order to build a strong defense.

Youth Criminal Justice Act

The YCJA provides unique considerations for young offenders. Frances has an in-depth understanding of this act and knows how to best use it to protect her young clients.