Mtre Ioanna Lianis
Lawyer and mediator
Mtre Lianis holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal. She has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 2007. She has been practicing criminal and penal law for over 10 years. She also practices as an accredited family mediator. Mtre Lianis also works as an accredited mediator-supervisor in family matters with professionals wishing to obtain their accreditation as a family mediator.
Mtre Lianis is a member of the Association de la défense de Montréal, Laval et Longueuil (AADM) and its ad hoc committee on sexual violence, a member of the Association québécoise des avocats et avocates de la défense (AQAAD), a member of the Association des médiateurs familiaux du Québec (AMFQ) and its advertising and public relations committee, and a member of the Quebec Bar’s Committee on Petitions.
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 making 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 facing criminal charges particularly in cases of threats, criminal harassment, assault (of all kinds including domestic 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 (South Shore and North Shore) and the Monteregie, namely in Montreal, Laval, Longueuil, Saint-Hyacinthe, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Granby, Cowansville, Salaberry-de-Valleyfield and Sorel-Tracy.
Mtre Lianis participated in the documentary series “Infractions” broadcast on the MOI ET CIE and TVA networks. This series follows the judicial history of people criminally charged. These cases are real cases, and the individuals you see on your TV screen are the accused persons themselves. This series provides a better understanding of the role of defence counsel, the reality experienced by those individuals who have run into trouble with the criminal justice system, and of course a better understanding of how the judicial process and system work. Mtre Lianis presented in 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).