Criminal defence attorney Cassandra DeMelo founded DeMelo Law as a means of ensuring that all individuals across London and Southwestern Ontario are represented fairly before the courts. Learn more about the firm below, or contact us to get started immediately.

About Cassandra

Cassandra DeMelo is a native of London, Ontario who is fluent in both Spanish and Portuguese. After receiving her undergraduate degree at Ryerson University in Criminal Justice, she returned to her hometown for law school. She received her Juris Doctor from Western University.

After law school, she articled with Lerners LLP. Since being admitted to the Ontario Bar, she has practiced exclusively in criminal law – a life-long aspiration for her. Cassandra is honoured to be serving her hometown as a criminal defence attorney.

When Cassandra isn’t practicing law, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Josh, who also owns his own business as a Personal Trainer. They enjoy working out, spending time with their large families, and their dogs, Flex & Jury.

About Kristen

Kristen Thomas is a native of London, Ontario. She studied Criminal Justice and Public Policy and Political Science at the University of Guelph. After graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Arts, she attended law school at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. While at Queen’s, Kristen focussed her studies on criminal law, was an executive member of the Criminal Law Club, and a volunteer for the Queen’s Legal Aid Clinic. She received her Juris Doctor from Queen’s in 2015.

Kristen worked as a summer student and an articling student at another well-known criminal defence firm in London. She was admitted to the Ontario Bar in June 2016 and is excited to join the team at DeMelo Law.

When she isn’t practicing law, Kristen is an avid traveller who has studied, worked, and volunteered in several countries throughout Asia and Europe. She spends her free time perfecting her French, attending Zumba classes, and spending time with her family and friends.

About Jennifer

Jennifer Smith is a native of London, Ontario. After receiving her undergraduate degree in Sociology/Criminology at Western University, she worked for a number of years in the banking industry.

Jennifer’s love for the law prompted a return to school for further education to become a Paralegal.  To that end, Jennifer is licensed with the Law Society of Upper Canada, and is an integral part of the legal team at DeMelo Law.

When she isn’t providing legal services, she enjoys reading, spending time outdoors, and socializing with friends and family.

We recognize that every story has more than one side, and we commit ourselves to hearing your side and working with it.

The DeMelo Law Team

Fair Representation in the Courts

Cassandra has a reputation for fighting vigorously for her clients, and for recognizing that a criminal charge does not define an individual.

Community Legal Involvement

Cassandra has worked tirelessly with the Community Legal Services clinic at Western University, as both a student and Review Counsel.

You hope to never need the advice of a criminal defence lawyer. But if you do, you will be glad you called us.