Jeylan knows that each person has a story that deserves to be heard.
Among lawyers, Jeylan’s story is unique. Jeylan lived in Ankara, Turkey for the early portion of her childhood, before immigrating to Canada mid-way through elementary school. Often working three to four jobs to support herself and her aspirations, Jeylan persevered through a tumultuous upbringing to graduate with high distinction from the University of Guelph, double majoring in Sociology and Anthropology, before completing her Juris Doctor degree, at the University of Ottawa. Jeylan completed her articles of clerkship under Michael Johnston and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2023.
As a lawyer practicing with the distinguished firm of Shore & Johnston, Barristers-at-Law, Jeylan is tenacious and creative in defending her clients. She has a passion for protecting her clients’ human rights and civil liberties from the power of the state, and takes pride in bringing her fresh outlook, analytical mind, and intuition to each case.
Jeylan knows the resilience it takes to overcome life’s challenges. It can be difficult to navigate a system that seems to reward privilege and punish the underdog. Many of her clients have stories that resonate with her own life experiences. An exceptional combination of legal acumen and a compassion born of experience guide Jeylan’s work in every case.
Jeylan’s practice is focused exclusively on the defence of criminal and quasi-criminal charges. She has successfully represented clients at the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court, in proceedings from bail through to trial and sentencing hearings. In addition to Courtroom advocacy, Jeylan has successfully and fiercely negotiated exceptional resolution positions for her clients, when the cards seemed stacked against them.
A strong defence moves beyond dwelling on the past, to put you in a position to strive for the future. Jeylan believes in the words of Invictus: “I am the master of my fate—I am the captain of my soul.” She is ready to help steer you through the criminal justice system. Jeylan provides her services as a Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public, in both English and Turkish. Avukat Jeylan sizleri ingilizce ve turkce dillerinde temsil edebilir.
Jeylan accepts Legal Aid Ontario Certificates.