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Virginia Dolinska

AITKEN ROBERTSON Criminal & DUI Defence | Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

A lawyer since 2017


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116 Lisgar Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2P 0C2
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Virginia Dolinska, a formidable presence in the criminal defense law arena, journeyed from Eastern Europe to Canada as a child, facing and overcoming substantial obstacles along the way. This early life experience instilled in her a deep-rooted perseverance and an intimate understanding of adversity, qualities that she channels into her legal practice to advocate for those facing their own battles within the criminal justice system.

After obtaining a richly diverse undergraduate education with a double major in Criminology and History from the University of Ottawa, Virginia pursued her passion for law at the same institution, earning her Juris Doctor degree. Her academic journey was marked by engagement in activities such as the Nelligan First Year Moot Competition, laying the groundwork for her future in legal advocacy.

Virginia's professional path in law began with an internship at Langevin Morris Smith LLP, where she dipped her toes into the legal field. She further refined her legal acumen during a nine-month stint at Duvadie Law Office, gaining invaluable insights and practical experience. This early exposure to the intricacies of legal practice prepared her for the challenges ahead.

In 2016, Virginia took a significant step forward by joining Aitken Robertson Criminal Lawyers as a Student at Law, where she worked under the mentorship of Richard Aitken, a renowned figure in the field. Her dedication and skill during this period led to her assuming the role of a lawyer at the firm shortly after being called to the Ontario Bar in 2017. Virginia's tenure at Aitken Robertson was a critical phase of her career, during which she cultivated her distinctive advocacy style characterized by a vigorous defense of her clients.

In October 2017, Virginia embarked on a new chapter by establishing Dolinska Criminal Defence, where she has been providing expert legal representation to individuals charged with criminal offenses across Ontario. Her practice is exclusively dedicated to criminal law, underscoring her commitment to defending the rights and freedoms of her clients with the utmost vigor and dedication.

Virginia's approach to law is profoundly influenced by her personal journey, emphasizing empathy, resilience, and a relentless pursuit of justice. She prides herself on delivering high-quality service that instills confidence in her clients, ensuring they feel supported and effectively represented.

Key milestones in Virginia Dolinska's career include:

  • Graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Social Science in Criminology and History from the University of Ottawa.

  • Earning a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law.

  • Participating in the Nelligan First Year Moot Competition.

  • Interning at Langevin Morris Smith LLP and working at Duvadie Law Office.

  • Articling under Richard Aitken at Aitken Robertson Criminal Lawyers, followed by a role as a lawyer at the firm.

  • Founding Dolinska Criminal Defence in Ottawa, where she leads the firm's operations and passionately defends those accused of criminal offenses.

Virginia Dolinska's career is a testament to her resilience, dedication, and unwavering commitment to providing robust defense for her clients, ensuring that her own experiences with adversity fuel her drive to advocate for justice and fairness in the legal system.


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