A Toronto based criminal lawyer Marie Henein was born in 1966. She is known for being the most popular sought-after defense lawyer in the country. Her smartest and toughest character has made her established as one of the highest paid lawyers. She is associated with a law firm named Henein Hutchison LLP. She was in the highlight after being able to save Michael Bryant from going jail.
Early Life and Education
Considering her year of birth, Marie Henein is at the age of 52 years old as of 2018. Her birthplace is in Cairo, Egypt and was born as the daughter of Lebanese Maronite parents. Her supportive father named Joseph was employed at the pharmacy. During her young age, her family moved to Lebanon and later to Vancouver. When Marie was four years old, her family settled in Toronto.
Talking about her education, Marie went to the St. Joseph’s Morrow Park Catholic Secondary School. She developed an interest in the law field and was active, energetic and tactful from her early days. To make her dreams come true, she went to Osgoode Hall Law School and completed her Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.) from there. She started working and learning under Edward Greenspan. For pursuing higher education in the law, she enrolled at the Columbia Law School to complete her Master of Laws degree. She grabbed her (LL.M.) degree in the year 1991 and entered the bar in 1992.
Career and Professional Life
Henein started working with Marc Rosenberg who was the partner of her earlier boss Edward Greenspan. Edward rehired her back to his firm as he didn’t want to lose a dedicated and capable staff like her. In 1998, she became the partner of the firm but she left it in 2002 in order to establish her own firm named Henein and Associates. After its operation, it was accompanied by the former crown attorney Scott Hutchison and therefore the law firm was renamed as Henein Hutchinson LLP. For promoting and raising the popularity of the firm, an advertising agency was hired.
Being with the firm, Marie has fought numerous criminal cases and has been able to make her established as one of the most reputed, respected and fearless lawyers in the city. Her achievement can be judged by The National Post which mentioned her as the most high profile Canadian criminal defense lawyer. She was also mentioned by Canadian Lawyer magazine in the list of “Top 25 Most Influential” in 2011. As of now, high-profile accused in the city, she is the prior choice.
Notable cases in Marie’s career
Marie defended Gerald Regan who was accused of sexual-misconduct charges in 1998. Though the appeal was denied by the Supreme Court, her client has become free for the verdict of not being guilty.
Her client Daniel Weiz was defended by Henein and was successfully acquitted of the charges of killing a teen named Dmitri Baranovski. This case was her first case in her own firm.
Another case in 2008 of hockey agent David Frost, Henein defended him by eliminating the charges of sexual exploitation that he was accused. After being acquitted, David named her as “My Shark.”
A Toronto doctor named Marvin Sazant was accused of forcing sex repeatedly for young boys by tying them. Lawyer Marie has handled his case. She has also represented Bradley Harrison, former Ontario attorney general Michael Bryant and John Magno.
The former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi was charged with sexual assault. He hired Marie to represent him in the court and defend him against the charges he was accused of. The court acquitted Ghomeshi stating that there were no sufficient proofs to verify his crime.
Moving to her personal life, Marie Henein is a married woman whose husband name is Glen Jennings. He is also of the same profession at the law firm Gowlings and is heading the white-collar defense and investigations group. From their married life, the couple is blessed with two talented sons.
The Canadian lawyer Marie Henein has an average height and possesses an appealing personality. She looks awesome in her black dress and short black colored hair. Possibly, she might be allocating her precious time on the workout routine.
Salary and Net worth
Toronto criminal lawyer Marie Henein’s net worth is estimated to be in millions of dollars but the actual figure of her net worth is still under review. No doubt, she receives a handsome figure of salary or charges from her clients by representing them.
Wiki and Facts
Wikipedia and some other popular wiki sites have presented Marie’s bio on their web pages. We are unable to identify her social media profile and seems like Marie doesn’t have spare time to be there. You can visit her firm’s website www.hhllp.ca and contact her through it.
Marie is also contributing as the co-editor of Martin’s Related Criminal Statutes, Martin’s Criminal Code and Martin’s Annual Criminal Practice. She has also been serving in the Canadian Criminal Cases as its Associate Editor.
The Canadian lawyer is a frequent lecturer where she is mostly contributing to the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the Advocates’ Society, National Judicial Institute and so on.