Danielle is the firm’s managing partner. Danielle leads our team of exceptional lawyers, oversees overall operations and steers Henein Hutchison Robitaille strategic direction. In addition to her leadership role, Danielle maintains a busy practice. Danielle’s practice focuses on litigation and investigations with extensive experience in high-profile, complex, and sensitive matters. Danielle’s litigation experience includes defending individuals and corporations charged with criminal, regulatory and disciplinary infractions at trial and on appeal. She has been counsel on a number of high-profile, serious and complex cases. Danielle has appeared at all levels of Court in Ontario and at the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition to her criminal and quasi-criminal defence practice, Danielle also takes on select civil matters.
Danielle is a certified workplace investigator with experience investigating sensitive matters for companies, organizations, and institutions. Frequently these mandates include allegations of wrongdoing related to regulatory non-compliance, fraud, and/or physical and sexual violence. Danielle has significant expertise in the area of police misconduct and culture having served as senior counsel to the Honourable Justice Michael Tulloch on the Independent Police Oversight Review.
Danielle is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions including the Lexpert Rising Star award in 2019 and Best Lawyer recognition for Criminal Defence in 2021 and 2022. She is a frequent speaker and educator at The National Criminal Law Conference, Law Society of Ontario, The Advocates’ Society, and Criminal Lawyers’ Association and various law schools across the country.
Danielle is also the co-author of the cited textbook “Sentencing: Principles and Practice” and the co-host of the legal podcast “The Lawyers Lounge”, published by Emond.
Danielle was born and raised in Kanata, Ontario. She earned her Honours Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto and her LLB at Dalhousie University.
Called to the Ontario bar in 2007