Jason Easton

About Jason Easton

Jason Easton is a Belleville native, having grown up and lived in Thurlow Township. He graduated from Centennial Secondary School as an Ontario Scholar in 1999.

Jason pursued his post-secondary studies at the University of Ottawa, having graduated cum laude with an Honours Degree in Criminology in 2003 and a Bachelor of Law in 2006. While attending the University of Ottawa, he was an active member of the Infinity Lifer's Liaison Group through Collins Bay Institution. He articled with the firm of Bayne Sellar Boxall before being called to the bar in 2007.

Between 2007 and 2019, Jason worked as an associate with local firm Kafka Kort, where he accumulated a vast amount of experience litigating criminal and quasi-criminal matters at various levels of court. He has represented clients facing a wide variety of charges from traffic tickets to murder.

When not working, Jason has been active in the community, having coached children in Belleville Minor Ball Hockey League and Belleville Amateur Baseball Association. He was a founding member of the Bring the Bulls Back Project, which existed between 2015 to 2016, and was a fan-based campaign, pivotal in bringing professional hockey to Belleville. He is also an owner/crew chief for Easton Motorsports, which races at Brighton Speedway.

Rachel Hay

About Rachel Hay

Rachel Hay hails from Kehnté:ke (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory). Born in St. Catharines, Ontario, Rachel and her family moved to Tyendinaga when she was very young and she grew up on the Territory. As an Indigenous person and criminal defence lawyer, Rachel has a keen interest in assisting Indigenous accused persons.

After graduating from Napanee District Secondary School, Rachel went on to complete her Undergraduate Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. She graduated from that program in 2014 and received her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Sociology Degree, making the Dean’s List in her final year.

Shortly after graduating from Queen’s University, Rachel developed an interest in the law and decided to pursue Paralegal studies at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario. Upon graduating from that program in 2017, Rachel began working as a Legal Assistant and Office Administrator at University Avenue Law Chambers in Toronto, Ontario. There, she worked for 30+ criminal defence lawyers and developed a love for criminal defence work. She assisted several lawyers with their work on files involving serious charges and allegations, such as first degree and second degree murder.

Rachel applied for law school while working in the field and received early acceptance to Queen’s Law. Rachel graduated from Queen’s Law in 2021 and articled at Kafka Kort and Easton Law thereafter. Rachel was called to the bar in 2022, and she remains an associate of Easton Law where she continues to be mentored by Jason Easton.

Though still early in her career, Rachel has had carriage of and completed matters for many serious criminal charges, including: robbery and violent offences, drug-related and firearms offences, domestic-related offences, driving offences and sex offences.

Rachel is eager to continue gaining experience and developing her expertise in the practice of criminal law.

Criminal Law
Criminal Law

Easton Law represents clients facing various criminal charges under all federal legislation, including, but not limited to the Criminal Code of Canada, Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, and Cannabis Act. This firm will represent clients from the time of arrest, to the bail hearing, and to the end of trial, vigorously defending your rights.

Being charged with a criminal offence can be one of the most stressful and difficult times in anybody’s life. In any situation where you are being accused of a criminal offence, even if you have not yet been charged, it is important to consult with competent legal counsel as soon as possible. Easton Law is available after hours for emergency legal services and invites anybody under investigation or arrested for a criminal offence to call at any time.

Other Services
Other Services

Easton Law is also happy to provide the following services:

  • Record Suspension (pardon) Applications
  • U.S. Entry Waivers
  • Notarizing documents
Provincial Offences Act
Provincial Offences Act

Easton Law represents clients facing charges under the Provincial Offences Act, including, but not limited to the following acts:

  • Highway Traffic Act
  • Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
  • Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act
  • Building Code Act
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • Off-Road Vehicles Act

Even though they are not criminal offences, convictions under the Provincial Offences Act can result in severe consequences, including fines, probation, loss of licenses, the inability to work, and jail time. It is important to retain competent legal counsel to represent you in these matters.

Areas Served
Areas Served

Easton Law will represent clients in and around the Quinte Area, currently taking cases in:

  • Belleville
  • Picton
  • Bancroft
  • Napanee
  • Brighton
  • Cobourg
  • Kingston

Clients outside of these areas may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

Professional Associations
Professional Associations

Jason Easton is a member of the following associations:

Law Society of Ontario Ontario Bar Association Canadian Bar Association Criminal Lawyer’s Association

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