Jeffrey Hartman is among the only Canadian lawyers with a practice devoted exclusively to pursuing damage claims against prison administrators on behalf of Canadian prisoners, particularly at the federal level. His service is in demand across Canada and he has litigated cases in numerous provinces. After operating his own law firm since 2017, Jeffrey is pleased to join Lockyer Zaduk Zeeh as Counsel.
Jeffrey’s practice is informed by his academic work as a PhD Student in the Department of Law & Legal Studies at Carleton University where he researches the gap between sentencing ideals and the reality of prison, governance of the prisoner as a sociolegal entity, and Canadian prison conditions.
Jeffrey regularly lectures undergraduate and law students and has spoken at Western University, McGill University, Dalhousie University, Carleton University, etc.
Jeffrey was admitted to the Law Society of British Columbia in April 2013 and Law Society of Ontario in May 2015, prior to which he completed a Bachelor of Arts (Highest Honours) in Law & Legal Studies at Carleton University in 2008, a Master of Arts in Legal Studies at Carleton University in 2009, and a Juris Doctor at the University of Victoria in 2012.