Associate announcement

Jessica Zita joins Ruby Shiller Enenajor DiGiuseppe, Barristers

January 5, 2022

Ruby Shiller Enenajor DiGiuseppe, Barristers is pleased to announce that Jessica Zita has joined the firm as an associate. Ms. Zita is a seasoned litigator with experience defending clients in complex criminal proceedings and appeals. At RSED, she will practice criminal, regulatory and constitutional law at the trial and appellate level.

Ms. Zita has appeared as counsel before all levels of court in Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. At the trial level, she has successfully defended clients charged with offences ranging from armed robbery to first degree murder. She has a strong appellate practice and regularly appears before the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Ms. Zita received her J.D. from Osgoode Hall, where she completed the Criminal Intensive Program. During law school, she was the recipient of Osgoode’s Wendy Babcock Social Justice Award, and the Legal and Literary Society’s Student Honour Award. Ms. Zita has appeared as a legal commentator on CBC, Law Times, and the former Advocate Daily. She has contributed to The Lawyer’s Daily, the textbook on Criminal Procedure in Canada, and since 2017 to the Supreme Court Law Review, co-authoring its annual criminal procedure summary.

Ruby Shiller Enenajor DiGiuseppe, Barristers

Ruby Shiller Enenajor DiGiuseppe (RSED) is Toronto-based firm committed to uncompromising advocacy. Our work is driven by a passion for justice and accountability, particularly when the state abuses its authority.

We practice primarily criminal defence and regulatory law. Our lawyers have argued many of the leading cases in Canada on criminal law and on the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We represent individuals charged with homicide, assault, financial and white-collar crimes, drug offences, sexual offences, fraud, voyeurism, and internet offences, among others. We also advise regulatory bodies on investigations and prosecutions, represent clients on disciplinary and licensing matters, and argue judicial reviews. We are experienced in animal rights litigation, the regulation of health professionals, academic discipline, municipal by-laws and the Police Services Act of Ontario.

We also represent clients in civil cases, including defamation, contract, civil fraud and civil forfeiture, and director and officer liability. Our experience in criminal and regulatory law makes us uniquely suited to handle civil cases involving police negligence, Charter damages, freedom of expression and state accountability.

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Jessica Zita

Ruby Shiller Enenajor DiGiuseppe, Barristers

Law School

Osgoode Hall Law School

Area Of Practice