Victoria BC litigation lawyer with local,
national and cross-border practice

Character of Representation
Character of Representation

Dr. Lugosi is a legal architect, able to use creativity, vision, education and experience to understand, analyze, explain and solve complex and novel legal issues. He has actively contributed to winning submissions and cases before both trial and appeal courts, including the United States Supreme Court and the Canadian Supreme Court, a rare accomplishment.

Biographical Summary
Biographical Summary

Charles Imre Michael-John Lugosi was born in Brantford Ontario Canada and attended North Park Collegiate and Vocational School where he completed 4 years of high school in 3 and graduated as an Ontario Scholar. He attended the University of Western Ontario, where he completed two years of Social Science studies towards his Honors Bachelor of Arts degree, and was named to the Dean’s Honor List for both years. Dr. Lugosi was then admitted to law school at Western at the age of 20, one of the youngest in his class.

Education & Bar Admissions
Education and Bar Admissions

Dr. Lugosi’s unique credentials authorize him to practice in both the United States and Canada: Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) April 9, 1981; Admitted to the Law Society of British Columbia, May 11, 1982; Admitted to Michigan State Bar, May 7, 2007; Admitted to United States District Court, Eastern District Michigan, June 25, 2007; United States District Court, Western District Michigan, August 20, 2009; United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, August 20, 2009; Supreme Court of the United States, October 4, 2010; United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, February 6, 2012; and Washington State Bar, September 23, 2013.

Peer Recognition
Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates’ Forum

Membership is limited to trial lawyers who have demonstrated exceptional skill, experience, and excellence in advocacy by achieving a verdict, award or settlement in the amount of one million dollars or more.

Testimonials
  • "Dr. Charles Lugosi is an excellent lawyer. Dr. Lugosi is well versed in the law and has a very sharp legal mind. More importantly Dr. Lugosi has a heart for his clients and for Canada. Unlike some lawyers who just talk the talk but don't actually do much beyond furthering their own careers, Dr. Lugosi has taken on a number of pro-bono cases to defend Canada's freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and religious liberty, at great cost to himself. Dr. Lugosi is a rare gem, as he has a great mind and a big heart. Both Canada and the legal profession is greatly blessed to have a lawyer like him."

    Bill (Canada)

Six Areas of Law

1

Defense of Constitutional Rights and Freedoms

  • Freedoms of speech (expression), thought, conscience, belief, religion
  • Defense of life, liberty and security of the person
  • Protect against discrimination, seeking equality rights and equal protection under the law
  • Protect against human rights violations
  • Defend again the power of the state: surveillance, unreasonable search and seizure, arbitrary detention
2

General Litigation & Catastrophic Personal Injury

  • Business Litigation: contract disputes; shareholder and partnership disputes; property disputes; interference with contracts or business relationships; breach of fiduciary duty
  • Torts: personal injury (brain damages, spinal cord, permanent disabilities); intentional acts or omissions (assault, battery, defamation, invasion of privacy, false imprisonment, trespass, infliction of emotional distress); negligence; nuisance; strict liability, and class actions
3

Professional Disciplinary and Regulatory Charges

  • Medical, dental, and all other health care professionals
  • Legal professionals
  • Financial services and accounting professionals
  • Professors and teachers
  • Athletes, both amateur and professional
4

Appeals

  • Constitutional, Criminal and Civil Appellate Advocacy
  • Judicial Review of Administrative Action
  • Acting for Intervenors in matters before appellate courts
  • Provide strategic advice to litigants to raise issues and arguments to protect appellate rights
  • Provide opinions about the merits of a further appeal
  • Provide research and writing services to unrepresented litigants or other counsel
  • Team with counsel of record to work together as appellate counsel
5

Criminal Defense of Serious Charges

  • Murder, Attempted Murder, Manslaughter
  • Criminal negligence causing death
  • Sexual assault and pornography
  • White Collar Crimes (like fraud)
  • Kidnapping and armed robbery
  • Drug trafficking and conspiracy
6

Cross Border USA Canada Law

  • Border Help
  • Immigration
  • Business Expansion
  • Criminal Charges
  • Extradition
  • Tax Issues

Dr. Charles Lugosi

Dr. Lugosi was admitted to practice on April 9, 1981, and has been licensed to practice for over 38 years, not just in Ontario, but British Columbia, and in the United States, including the United States Supreme Court. Dr. Lugosi has authored three pro bono Amicus Briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and significantly contributed to a fourth. He has appeared as lead counsel in several important cases in the Supreme Court of Canada.

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