Criminal Lawyer in London, ON

 James Zegers, Criminal Defence Lawyer at Zegers Law

If you are facing criminal charges, you need expert guidance and advice to help you navigate the intricacies of the legal system.

For the past twenty years James Zegers has successfully defended clients in London and Southwestern Ontario for offences ranges from shoplifting to assault and murder.

As your criminal lawyer, James Zegers fights for the best possible outcome – so that you can get back to living your life.

24 Hour Service

Criminal law is not a nine to five business.  James Zegers and his team are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to respond to emergencies as they arise and stop small problems from becoming large ones.

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Domestic Assault

Domestic Assault is an extremely serious and common social problem. If you are charged with domestic assault, James Zegers can negotiate a solution to keep you from getting a criminal record.

Drug Offences

A conviction for possession of marijuana or cocaine will prevent you from crossing the border, and can have a negative impact on employment. James Zegers can help you keep your right to travel from being compromised and your employment prospects from being affected.

Impaired Driving

Every year thousands of people find themselves charged with drinking and driving offences. The law in this area is extremely complex. James Zegers successfully defends drivers charged with operating a motor vehicle while impaired and can help you keep your licence.

Negotiation and Mediation

Through negotiation and mediation James Zegers can help you avoid the uncertainty and expense of a criminal trial and get your life back on track.

Property Offences

A conviction for theft or fraud can affect have adverse employment consequences and prevent you from entering the United States.  If you are charged with theft or fraud James Zegers can help you avoid a criminal record.

Aboriginal or First Nations

James Zegers has represented Aboriginal and First Nations Clients for twenty years and understands the unique cultural and systemic factors addressed by the Supreme Court of Canada in R. v. Gladue.

Initial Consultation

Hiring a criminal lawyer is an important decision.  Call James Zegers at 519-673-0440 for an initial consultation, or email him at

James Zegers, Zegers Law
James Zegers


As one of London Ontario’s most experienced criminal lawyers, James Zegers has represented thousands of clients charged with criminal offences - from shoplifting to murder - and has successfully defended hundreds of wrongfully accused at trial. 

Kristen Merucci, Zegers Law
Kristen Merucci


As the first point of contact for Zegers Law Professional Corporation, Kristen is known for her compassion and professionalism and is a court tested licensed paralegal and a member in good standing of the Law Society of Ontario.


  • Our family was challenged with a very difficult situation with our adult child who had stumbled into difficulty that resulted in police charges. James Zegers was recommended to us by my lawyer and we proceeded to access his services. What gave us great comfort was the non-judgemental delivery of services during a difficult period for us. We were well supported with pragmatic and analytical advice from Mr. Zegers. We were also given a great deal of comfort from his paralegal partner, Kristen Merucci, who knows the law well, and showed...
  • Thank you for your outstanding execution of my case.  Your team’s flawless execution came through for me.  This win has profoundly affected every aspect of my life, particularly as I am newly married.  Thank you.  I would recommend your services to anyone.
  • I am extremely pleased with the work done by Zegers Law with respect to the withdrawal of my recent Highway Traffic Act charges.  From my first talk with James and Kristen I was convinced that they would do their absolute best for me.  Words cannot express how easy it was to work through the complete process.  Thank you very much for your time and efforts.
  • James Zegers always has my best interest at heart.  He works hard and achieves excellent results, including acquittal at trial and the withdrawal of charges. I can trust James Zegers.

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