Fredrick’s broad practice includes commercial, general civil, administrative/regulatory, and criminal litigation. He 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 work for civil and commercial clients deals with oppression/shareholder disputes, professional negligence, class actions, civil fraud, construction litigation, commercial leasing, securities fraud, defamation, negligent investigation and malicious prosecution, intellectual property, employment, and historical sexual assault allegations.
He has represented clients in motions for summary judgment, obtaining and enforcing letters of request and interprovincial summonses, obtaining and challenging Mareva injunctions, striking juries, enforcing settlement agreements, and arbitrations.
In the administrative and regulatory sphere, he is part of a team prosecuting the Toronto Police Service disciplinary matters arising out of the Toronto G20 summit protests. He has represented both regulators and individuals in relation to interviews, investigations, and prosecutions before the Ontario Racing Commission, the Mutual Fund Dealers Association, and the Ontario Energy Board. He has also defended judicial review proceedings arising out of regulatory proceedings.
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. Areas of specialized experience included challenging search warrants under the Mutual Legal Assistance Act and successfully resisting immigration inadmissibility on the grounds of foreign criminal charges. He has particular expertise in criminal offences relating to the administration of justice, white-collar crime, and electronic crime, as well as search and seizure. He is prosecuting two candidates for Toronto City Council under the Municipal Elections Act.
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 Advocates Society, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Canadian Bar Association.
Fredrick is empanelled in 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, and duty counsel at criminal appeals 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)
- Acting 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
- ALS Society v Windsor; Belle River et al v Tecumseh
Defending the City of Windsor and the Town of Tecumseh against class actions for allegedly unconstitutional taxes
- Counsel to the Innocence Project in judicial reviews and appeals from Ministerial decisions denying relief in cases of alleged wrongful convictions
- Counsel to the Ontario Racing Commission, Toronto Police Service, and the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada, 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)
- R v Charlery, 2011 ONSC 2952
Successfully compelled the Crown to disclose contact information for witnesses to an alleged murder
- Attorney General of Canada v Almalki et al, 2011 FCA 199
Responded to appeal in the Federal Court of Appeal involving informer privilege and national security secrecy under s. 38 of the Canada Evidence Act
- Elmaati et al v Attorney General of Canada
Acting for three men and their families in lawsuits against the government of Canada for complicity in their detention and torture in Egypt and Syria
- 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)