Sunny N. Cohen joined Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall as an associate in the Litigation Group in 2022. He is a passionate advocate dedicated to building strong, lasting client relationships. Sunny’s compassionate approach and varied experience are central to his commitment to helping clients find practical, cost-effective solutions to complex legal issues.
Sunny maintains a diverse civil litigation and dispute resolution practice, with experience representing individuals and businesses in various practice areas, including human rights, defamation, employment and labour, real estate, and corporate-commercial law. He also brings a unique background, combining his understanding of policy, administrative and constitutional law with dispute resolution experience to advise clients and advocate effectively on their behalf regarding criminal, quasi-criminal, and regulatory instruments, including Ontario’s Provincial Offences Act. He has appeared before the Ontario Provincial Court, Superior Court of Justice and Divisional Court, and the Saskatchewan Provincial Court and Court of the King’s Bench. His work before statutory boards and tribunals includes the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board, the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, and the Ontario Consent and Capacity Board.
Sunny received his Juris Doctor from the University of Western Ontario and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2018 after completing his articles at a mid-size Ottawa personal injury firm. During law school, he was actively involved with Western Community Legal Services, representing clients in criminal and civil law proceedings before the Ontario Court of Justice and Ontario Small Claims Court and leading the clinic’s Evictions Prevention Project in proceedings before the London Landlord and Tenant Board. More recently, Sunny worked as an associate in the regulatory and public law group of one of Canada’s leading national firms, building on several years of experience in community-based and criminal defence practice in Saskatchewan and Ontario.
Outside the office, Sunny enjoys digging through crates at Ottawa’s local record shops, taking in the city’s live music scene, enjoying the outdoors with his dog, and spending time with friends and family.
- Called to the Saskatchewan Bar, 2019
- Called to the Ontario Bar, 2018
- D., University of Western Ontario, 2017
- A.(Hons), Carleton University, 2013
- A.Sc., McGill University, 2010
- Law Society of Ontario
- Law Society of Saskatchewan
- County of Carleton Law Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- Ottawa Advocacy Club