S. ZALMAN HAOUZI
Zalman Haouzi completed his bachelors of psychology (B.A.) at McGill University in 2006 before pursuing his Law Degree (LL.B) at the University of Montreal, where he graduated in 2009. He was called to the Bar in 2011. Drawing from the diverse set of skills he acquired from his post-secondary studies, Zalman possesses a unique ability to assess his clients’ cases from both a legal and human perspective. Zalman takes a genuine interest in his clients lives and displays empathy and understanding in his approach, often working with the client to understand the origin of the problems they’re facing.
Zalman began practicing law in a well-known law firm in Montreal that specialized in criminal and family law, before briefly working as a researcher for LexisNexis Canada. After honing his craft, in 2012, Zalman set out to start his own firm in the heart of Old Montreal, where he’s remained ever since, often working alongside some of the best lawyers in Montreal.
Since the beginning, Zalman has been hard at work, representing clients facing criminal charges, especially: professionals, students, Canadian residents with precarious immigration statuses, individuals belonging to professional orders, and first time offenders who have never been criminally charged before. Zalman is particularly adept at helping his clients navigate the daunting and complex criminal justice system, doing everything in his power to help them stay out of prison, avoid criminal records, and get a second lease on life. The main focus of Zalman’s practice is criminal law, and he routinely appears in front of the provincial and municipal courts throughout Quebec, but mainly in Montreal, Longueuil, and Laval.
Zalman understands that in addition to the perils of a conviction, criminal charges are coupled with bail conditions, stigma, and crippling anxiety, and it’s for that reason that he attempts to resolve issues as quickly and efficiently as possible, often looking at all possible options in order to reduce the stress of his clients.
Zalman also represents both landlords and tenants in major housing disputes before the Quebec Rental Board (formerly known as the Régie du Logement). He also helps people contest traffic tickets all over Quebec.
Zalman prides himself on his involvement in the Montreal legal community; he is part of several associations, including: the Montreal Bar Association, the Quebec Bar Association, as well as various pro bono and community organizations.
- ➢ McGill University, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), 2006
- ➢ Université de Montréal, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), 2009
ADMISSION TO THE BAR
- ➢ Barreau du Québec, 2011