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About Us

Dubinsky and de Bakker is proud to serve all of North Western Ontario.  Our practises have evolved into a more specific area of practice since that time, focusing on Real Estate Law, Wills and Estates, and criminal litigation. Our practice takes us from the Manitoba border all the way to Wawa, Ontario and everywhere in between.

David W. Dubinsky

David was born and raised in Thunder Bay. Other than the 3 years that he attended law school at the University of Ottawa, he has lived in Thunder Bay his entire life. He articled for Ronald B. Lester – then one of Thunder Bay’s top criminal lawyers. Upon his call to the bar in 1990, David became an associate of Ron’s. He took over Ron’s practice in 1991 upon Ron’s appointment to the Ontario Court bench, and he has been in private practice ever since. He has practiced criminal defence for 24 years, representing clients of various means in all types of criminal and quasi-criminal matters. He has conducted over 3000 trials during his career. He has also practiced real estate law his entire career representing clients in purchase, sale and mortgage transaction. David has also been involved in the justice system in many different capacities. He is a Director of the Ontario Criminal Lawyers’ Association, past-President of the Thunder Bay Law Association, the Thunder Bay Law Association representative to the Local Criminal Justice Committee for the past 12 years and a member of the local leadership team for Justice on Target. David is also proud to be involved in the local community, assisting many local organizations and not for profits. He is the current President of Harbour Youth Services, the current President of Kairos Open Custody facility, a director of George Jeffery Children’s Foundation, past-President of the Loon Lake Cottagers’ Association, former President of the Thunder Bay North Stars Junior A Hockey Club and co-founder of the Thunder Bay chapter of Lawyers Feed the Hungry. David focuses his practice to the areas of: criminal and quasi criminal offencesreal estate law and wills and estates.

Johnny De Bakker

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Johnny is happy to be practicing law in North Western Ontario. A graduate of both Hammarskjold High School and Lakehead University, Johnny is proud to be from Thunder Bay and has always been heavily involved in the community. He is the founder of the Ischkinakker Shaker, an annual Christmas fundraiser that has raised over $175,000 for local charities over the years. Johnny is also the co-founder of I HEART TBAY, a local promotions business who’s sole purpose is to spread pride of the city around the world. Johnny traveled to the UK, and achieved his LLB from Cardiff University in Wales in 2010. After law school he articled at Dubinsky Law and was hired as an associate after his call to the bar in 2013. He Johnny practices in the areas of: criminal and quasi criminal offencesreal estate law and wills and estates. In his spare time, John is the President of Thunder Bay Ventures, a Director on the board of Roots to Harvest, and the local director of the Criminal Lawyers association.


When my son was charged with careless driving, Mr. Dubinsky was able to negotiate a lesser charge for him so that he didn’t get any demerit points on his drivers license. I thought he was very professional throughout the whole process and we were very pleased with the outcome.


Working with Dubinsky Law office during such a difficult time really helped put me at ease. They were there for me throughout the entire court process. From getting me out of jail to having my charges thrown out, I was definitely satisfied with the service I was given and would use them again if I ever had to.