Cameron Cotton-O’Brien is an associate lawyer at Gorham Vandebeek LLP, based out of the Toronto office. He practices criminal law across Ontario, at both the appellate and trial levels, and has appeared at all levels of court in the province.
Prior to joining Gorham Vandebeek, Mr. Cotton-O’Brien articled and worked as an associate at a top Toronto criminal trial and appeal firm. During his studies at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Mr. Cotton-O’Brien served as a caseworker at Downtown Legal Services, Criminal Division and volunteered for the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers.
Mr. Cotton-O’Brien is a doctoral candidate in political theory at McGill University, where his thesis focuses on the right to justification in criminal punishment. During his doctoral studies, he taught classes on ancient political thought and the ethical thought of Aristotle and Nietzsche. Mr. Cotton-O’Brien was also a visiting doctoral researcher at the Goethe University in Frankfurt-am-Main.