Sal Caramanna graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1995 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1997. Since that time, he has practiced exclusively in the area of criminal law as defence counsel and has become a leading member of the criminal defence bar in the Toronto area. He has a particular interest in defending high-stakes charges and complex cases, and has represented clients charged with First Degree Murder, Manslaughter, Participating in a Criminal Organization, Conspiracy to Traffic in Controlled Drugs, Trafficking and Importing Narcotics, Firearms offences, Corporate and Commercial Fraud, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Assault, and Criminal Negligence Causing Death.
Mr. Caramanna is a fearless and innovative advocate. He has conducted hundreds of trials in all levels of trial courts in Ontario, and in virtually every court in south-central Ontario. He has had particular success in arguing cases before juries. Many cases he has defended have been high profile and covered extensively by the media.
Mr. Caramanna is a member of the Criminal Lawyers Association, the Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association and the Peel Lawyers Association. As well, Mr. Caramanna has reviewed and is currently involved in the review of cases for the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC) as part of their International Review Committee.
Prior to law school, Mr. Caramanna graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto in 1992 where he obtained a Specialist degree in Nutritional Sciences, one of the pre-medical school programmes at U of T. His background in science has proven particularly useful in defending cases involving forensic evidence and scientific testing.