Mtre Ioanna Lianis
Lawyer and mediator


Mtre Lianis holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal and is a member of the Quebec Bar. She has been practicing criminal and penal law for over 10 years. She also practices as an accredited family mediator with engagements, worplace mediator, accredited mediator for the Small Claims Division and citizen mediator volunteer for Équijustice.


Mtre Lianis is a member of the Association de la défense de Montréal, Laval et Longueuil (AADM) and a member of the Association des médiateurs familiaux du Québec (AMFQ) and its promotion and advertising committee.


Mtre Lianis is a professional recognized for her integrity, empathy and commitment. In mediation, Mtre Lianis has demonstrated a great ability to listen and high levels of empathy to understand the client’s desires and needs. She makes sure that decisions are taken in the best interest of all parties involved. In criminal and penal law, Mtre Lianis analyzes each case thoroughly to provide a clear overview of the situation and advise clients on their best options. She is highly committed to make sure that her clients obtain a full and complete defence, whether it is to be acquitted, avoid a criminal record, obtain a more lenient sentence or avoid going to jail.


She represents clients who are facing criminal charges related to threats, criminal harassment, assault (of all types including spousal violence), robbery, possession of property obtained by crime, fraud, mischief, breach of condition (promise, bond or probation), drugs, drinking and driving, refusal to obey and obstruction.


She regularly represents clients before the courts of the greater Montreal area (North Shore and South Shore) and the Montérégie, in Montreal, Laval, Longueuil, Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Granby, Cowansville, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and Sorel-Tracy.


Mtre Lianis has been taking part to the documentary series “Infractions” broadcasted on the channels Moi et cie since 2018 and TVA since 2020. This series follows the legal history of individuals who are facing criminal charges. These cases are true cases and the individuals you see on your TV screen are actually the real persons facing those charges. This series provides a better understanding of the role of the defence lawyer, the reality lived by those individuals who have run into trouble with the criminal judicial system and, of course, a better understanding of how the judicial process and system work. Mtre Lianis has presented, as part of seasons 1 and 2, various cases (shoplifting, fight during working hours, assault against the former father-in-law, occupational fraud, drug possession, mischief and criminal harassment, death threats, assault against the former spouse, impaired driving, and hit-and-run driving).