Criminal Defence Lawyers, Dean Collett, Jessica Read, and Jason Alsbergas

Hamilton Criminal Lawyers
Call (905) 541-2228

Collett Read LLP is Hamilton’s premiere criminal defence law firm, with our lawyers practicing solely in the areas of criminal law, regulatory offences and offences under the highway traffic act. The Collett Read LLP office is located beside the John Sopinka courthouse in Hamilton, but we represent clients in courtrooms across Ontario.

We are passionate about helping our clients through what is usually the most difficult time in their lives, and we care about our clients as people. We’ll get to know you on a personal level and build a strong case to let you move on.

As one of the fastest growing Hamilton criminal lawyers, we have the team, experience, and knowledge to help you, no matter what you’re facing.

Dean Collett and Jessica Read

Meet the partners

Dean Collett


A strong and passionate advocate for his clients, Dean prides himself on getting to know his clients as people, which he believes is an integral part of advocacy. Dean works exclusively in criminal law and has successfully represented clients in all areas. Fearless in the courtroom, Dean has fought and won trials for clients charged with very serious offences.

Jessica Read


Jessica spent the first year of her career with the Ministry of the Attorney General where she gained invaluable experience working on a wide variety of criminal cases as a prosecutor. This allowed her to learn the law inside and out for impaired driving charges, making her an expert in defence. Jessica’s passion for defence work led her to leave the Crown’s office to fight for the rights of Ontario citizens. Jessica is a tour de force as a criminal defence lawyer, with an innate ability to relate to her clients and address their needs.

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