Eva Janta

Criminal Defence Lawyer

J.D. (CND), J.D (US), B.A.

Eva Janta earned two law degrees from law schools in both Canada and the United States. She is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy, School of Law (Michigan) and Windsor Law School (Ontario).

Eva was Called to the Bar in Ontario in 2016 and she practices exclusively in criminal defence at KPA Lawyers. She works primarily in Toronto, but represents clients across all of Ontario.

She has worked almost exclusively in criminal law and quasi-criminal law throughout her entire legal career. She is passionate about protecting the integrity of our criminal justice system by ensuring that the system observes the constitutional rights of persons accused of crimes.

Eva has represented clients in Superior Court trials, Ontario Court trials, guilty pleas at both levels, bail hearings, and at the Court of Appeal.

She has defended clients with matters that range from simple matters, like thefts under $5000, to more serious matters, like sexual assault, aggravated assault, and importation of controlled substances.

Although Eva frequently represents clients who fund their own legal defence, if you are unable to afford Eva’s legal services, you can apply to Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) to have your legal fees covered through LAO. You can call Legal Aid Ontario directly at 1-800-668-8258.        


  • Call to the Bar: 2016
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) – University of Windsor (Canada)
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) – University of Detroit Mercy (USA)
  • B.A. – Queen’s University


  • Email: eva@kpalawyers.ca

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Notable Cases

  • R. v. P and W
    Client was charged with armed robbery. Robbery caught on surveillance. Eva’s client was acquitted.
  • R. v. C
    Client failed to attend criminal trial. Eva obtained an acquittal for her client regarding the charge of failure to attend.
  • R. v. B
    Client charged with various domestic charges. Crown was seeking at least 5 years in jail. Eva convinced Crown to agree to time-served before completion of trial. Client was released.
  • R. v. C
    Client was charged with sexual assault. Eva got her client released during COVID with credit for time served waiting for trial.
  • R. v. A
    Client charged with assault and mischief. Eva obtained an absolute discharge for her client, which means that her client received no criminal record, no fine and no jail time. Client agreed to perform volunteer hours.

Please note that past results are not guarantees of specific outcomes for all cases. Eva’s case history is provided for illustrative purposes only to demonstrate her trusted competence as a criminal defence lawyer.

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