Fredrick has acted in all levels of court in Ontario, as well as the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. He has appeared four times as junior counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada.
Fredrick’s practice emphasizes criminal, quasi-criminal, public and administrative law litigation but includes a wide variety of civil and commercial disputes.
In criminal matters, Fredrick has worked both as sole counsel in trials and appeals, and as part of a defence team in very large complex matters. He has both defended and prosecuted offences related to government and law enforcement (e.g. police disciplinary offences arising out of the 2010 G20 summit in Toronto; election finance contraventions under the Municipal Elections Act). He has a particular expertise in the law of investigative powers and search and seizure.
In commercial and civil matters, he has acted as counsel in cases involving fraud, professional liability, internal corporate disputes, intellectual property, leasing, and employment-related matters.
Prior to joining Stockwoods, Fredrick served as a law clerk to the Hon. Justice Ian Binnie of the Supreme Court of Canada. He was also a Harold G. Fox Scholar and served for a year as a pupil in three commercial barristers’ chambers in London.
He holds a J.D. from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he was silver medalist and recipient of the Dean’s Key. Fredrick also holds a B.A. (Hons.) in English and Mathematics from the University of Toronto.
He is a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, the Advocates Society, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Bar Association.
Fredrick is a member of the Legal Aid criminal panel. In pro bono work, he volunteers at Law Help Ontario centres at the Superior Court of Justice and Small Claims Court. He also serves in amicus at civil motions at the Court of Appeal.
- Junior counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada in four appeals, dealing with, respectively, safe injection sites (Canada v PHS Community Services, 2011 SCC 44), emergency wiretaps (R v Tse, 2012 SCC 16), interprovincial securities enforcement (McLean v British Columbia (Securities Commission), 2013 SCC 67), and the production of text messages from telecommunications service providers (R v TELUS, 2013 SCC 16)
- Counsel to Ornge air ambulance service in relation to charges under the Canada Labour Code arising out of a fatal helicopter accident
- Designated prosecutor under the Police Services Act in disciplinary proceedings against Toronto Police Service members accused of misconduct during the 2010 G20 summit
- Acting for Frank Cara in his action negligent investigation against the Durham Regional Police Service Board after he was wrongfully charged, and then exonerated, in his father's murder
- Preferred counsel to LawPRO in lawyers' professional liability cases (e.g. Guettler v Royal Bank of Canada et al, 2015 ONSC 2905)
- Counsel to professional regulators defending judicial review applications arising out of their disciplinary processes (Shakes v Ontario Racing Commission, 2013 ONSC 4229; Martinez v Toronto Police Services Board, 2012 ONSC 2893; Hampton Securities v IIROC, 2012 ONSC 1014 and 2012 ONSC 3443)
- Counsel to the Innocence Project in judicial reviews and appeals from Ministerial decisions denying relief in cases of alleged wrongful convictions (Walchuk v Canada (Justice), 2015 FCA 85; Winmill v Canada (Justice), 2015 FC 170)
- Defending the City of Windsor and the Town of Tecumseh against class actions for allegedly unconstitutional gaming licence fees (ALS Society v Windsor, Belle River et al v Tecumseh)
- Defence counsel in a criminal case involving long and complex wiretap motions in relation to charges of obstruction of justice, conspiracy, and breach of trust in connection with the duties of a public office (R v Rutigliano, 2013 ONSC 6589)
- Author, "Safety searches on the frontier: ten years since Mann" (Paper published at the Osgoode Professional Development 8th Annual Search and Seizure Symposium, January 2014).
- Co-author, “Summary judgments motions and discovery: eighteen months after the amendments to the Rules” (Paper delivered at the Law Society of Upper Canada, “Our Civil Justice System: Reflecting on the Recent Reforms”, May 31, 2011).
- Co-author, Documentary Requests and Production (Paper delivered at the “Osgoode Short Course in Prosecuting and Defending Professional Discipline Cases”, February 2011)
- Member, The Advocates' Society
- Member, Canadian Bar Association
- Member, Ontario Bar Association
- Volunteer, Law Help Ontario (Superior Court of Justice and Small Claims Court)
- Duty Counsel, Criminal Appeals, Ontario Court of Appeal
- Duty Counsel, Summary Conviction Appeal Program
- Amicus program, Civil Motions, Ontario Court of Appeal
- Silver medallist, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2008)
- Dean’s key, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2008)
- Harold G. Fox scholar (2009-2010)