On January 1st, 2020, Mitch Eisen opened the firm of Mitchell Eisen Professional Corporation operating as Cugelman & Eisen, after a long and successful law partnership with Bernard Cugelman who has transitioned through semi-retirement to Counsel to the firm. Mitch holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in Montreal and an L.L.B from the University of Toronto Law School, where he focused on criminal procedure and criminal litigation courses, winning awards in both those fields. After completing his Articles in criminal law, Mitch was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1991 and rapidly built a wealth of invaluable experience in all areas of criminal defence law, conducting trials before both judges and juries, preliminary hearings, appeals, bail hearings and Charter of Rights motions. Mitch is always straightforward with his clients, advising that while he can never guarantee a particular outcome at trial (no lawyer can), he can and does guarantee one hundred percent effort with no stones left unturned to obtain the best results for his clients. His practice ranges from representing clients in all manner of criminal offences through regulatory federal and provincial offences including successfully defending clients charged with impaired driving, assault and domestic assault, sexual assault, drug and weapons offences, theft and fraud, and a recent acquittal for a client charged with first degree murder. He is known in the Barrie legal community for his depth of experience, integrity, and excellent courtroom skills. He is recognized as a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
In addition to his legal practice, Mitch has instructed and lectured at continuing education conferences and seminars organized by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Criminal Lawyers Association of Ontario. He is a past president of the Criminal Lawyers Association of the County of Simcoe. In 1996, he took a year-long leave of absence and practiced criminal law in New Zealand. He enjoys community service, having coached high school students in preparation for the Annual Simcoe County Board of Education Mock Trial event for over 15 years, and he is a sought-after commentator for local media on matters involving criminal law.