James Lockyer, Criminal Defense Lawyer, Founding Director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC) and Founding Partner of Lockyer Posner Craig, February 22, 2022

James Lockyer is a founding director of the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC), an organization that advocates for the wrongly convicted. He has been involved in exposing several wrongful convictions in Canada, including three homicide cases in which post-conviction DNA testing resulted in exonerations.

One of these cases, the exoneration of Guy Paul Morin in 1995, led to a Public Inquiry in Ontario in 1997. The Report of Mr. Justice Kaufman made numerous recommendations for avoiding wrongful convictions in the future, and exposing wrongful convictions of the past. Since 1992, Mr. Lockyer’s practice has been primarily in the field of wrongful convictions.