800 University Avenue West · Windsor  /  Fax 519.259.1830

Practice Areas

Business & Corporate Law

We handle all types of legal business transactions including acquisitions, agreements, mergers, investments and international business transactions.

Civil and Commercial Litigation

We provide advice for matters relating to disputes between businesses or in some instances, between individuals and businesses.

Criminal Law

The Drive Magazine: 2005

He has built a reputation as a courtroom powerhouse, representing an array of clients from NHL hockey heroes to porn goddesses to accused murderers. He knows most certainly that it is not about winning or losing, but how knowledgeable you are about the law... He was the 2004 recipient of the Windsor & District Chamber of Commerce's Business Professional of the Year award and the Essex County Law Association's 2004 Charles Clarke Award fo Professional Integrity and Community Service.

The Law Times 2007

Ducharme has now handled more than 100 murder cases and represented clients across the country and in several American states. He's perhaps Windsor's top go-to defence counsel. He's currently among counsel representing six Toronto police officers charged in that city's drug squad scandal. Co-counsel are among the top practitioners in the province ' Harry Black, Tim Danson, Peter Brauti, Earl Levy, and Alan Gold.

The Law Times 2001

He was lead counsel in two of Canada's largest narcotics cases, cited in investigative journalist Victor Malarek's 1989 book, Merchants of Misery, about Canada's illegal drug trade. He has obtained court privileges in Michigan, Ohio, Florida and California.

The Windsor Star 2000

When the premier of British Columbia needed someone to defend his son on an assault charge, he entrusted the task to their firm...
clients and cases have read like a who's who of the justice system. They have worked on cases involving the likes of pro hockey player Bob Probert, porn star turned exotic dancer Marilyn Chambers, Ollie Mastronardi, a Leamington businessman convicted of manslaughter in Ohio, Donna Gamble, a former city councillor...

Limited Edition Magazine 1996

Organizations such as the Canadian Bar Association, the Advocates Society of Ontario, the Criminal Lawyers Association of Canada, and the Criminal Lawyers Association of Essex County continue to ask Patrick to demonstrate his advocacy skills and techniques. At an international conference in New York, Patrick presented a lecture on demonstrative evidence with other leading lawyers from Ontario, including Edward Greenspan and Austin Cooper.

Patrick is now assisted by a brilliant new partner, Evan Weber, who Patrick says is the "best and most talented young trial and appellate lawyer he has seen in 30 years." Evan’s dedication to clients and work ethic is second to none in this field.

Evan Weber joined the Ducharme Fox criminal law group in 2008, first as an articling student, and then as a lawyer, following his call to the bar. Patrick determined that Evan was such a good trial lawyer that his talents should be used to strengthen the criminal law group. These two courtroom lawyers, assisted by Rada William, Office Manager, Bonnie McAuley a veteran of 30 years in criminal law, Michelle Marier and Alyssa Silvaggi, legal assistants, all working closely together, form the formidable criminal law group at Ducharme Fox.

Contact us today about your Criminal Law case:

Toronto Office - 416-551-2714
Windsor Office - 519-259-1800

Cross-Border Litigation Services

We provide litigation support and litigation services to U.S. law firms and U.S. clients involved is disputes in Ontario. With easy access to Southeast Michigan we offer incomparable service and accessibility.

Employment Litigation

We represent clients in wrongful dismissal actions, human rights complaints, employment standards and occupational health and safety matters.

Estate Litigation

We represent clients in all aspects, with emphasis on estate and trust disputes, elder abuse, mental incapacity matters, contested wills, passing of accounts and Powers of Attorney for Property and Personal Care.

Family Law

We represent clients in all aspects, with emphasis on financial issues involving business owners and professionals.

Insolvency and Bankruptcy

We represent creditors and debtors involved in Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act proceedings, CCAA proceedings and other forms of reorganizations and work-outs.