David Piche was called to the bar in 2016 and joined Lakefield in 2021. David’s clients are individuals or businesses facing allegations of criminal, regulatory, professional, or civil wrongdoing. Clients seek counsel from David when facing criminal charges; to protect their professional integrity when facing professional misconduct proceedings; to preserve their livelihoods and business reputations during civil litigation disputes; and to ensure that the best interests of their children are secured and assets fairly dealt with during spousal separation. David’s clients are individuals each presumed innocent and who often need their Charter rights protected in Court. They are professionals engaging professional regulatory bodies such as doctors, social workers, nurses, lawyers and accountants. They are business owners, homeowners, and property owners. They are immigrants, mothers and fathers.
David was the first criminal defence lawyer hired by the Legal Aid Commission of Saskatchewan to represent clients in the Rapid Remand Resolution Program (RRRP). He also represents clients referred to Legal Aid’s Duty Counsel Program to conduct bail hearings or sentencings where appropriate. Through such experiences, David has established a track record of developing trust and rapport with his clients, strong working relationships with crown prosecutors and credibility with the Court.
David has significant trial experience defending criminal charges particularly those prosecuted under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act involving Charter defences and expert evidence (R. v. Kossick, 2017 SKPC 66 and R. v. Kossick, 2017 SKPC 67). He has represented the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association’s (SVMA) Professional Conduct Committee (PCC) during appeals and judicial review hearings (PCC) (LaBrash v. Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association, 2017 SKQB 267; Pomarenski v. Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association Professional Conduct Committee, 2019 SKQB 264). He also has significant appellate experience before the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal both drafting factums and arguing both criminal and civil cases with success (R. v. Kossick, 2018 SKCA 55; R. v. Belcourt, 2018 SKCA 60; R. v. Ali, 2019 SKCA 83; R. v. McKay, 2019 SKCA 129; Jones v. Jones, 2020 SKCA 141).
In his free time, David enjoys cooking, gardening, horror movies, cycling along the Meewasin, and spending quality time with his wife and two unruly chihuahuas.
- B.A. History with Great Distinction, University of Saskatchewan (2009)
- J.D. with Distinction, University of Saskatchewan College of Law (2015)
- Member, Saskatoon Bar Association
- Member, Saskatchewan Trial Lawyers Association (STLA)
- Member, Canadian Bar Association, Saskatchewan Branch
- Member, Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan panel
- Contributing Editor, Canadian Native Law Reporter
- Recipient, 2017 STAR Award, M.D. Ambulance, Saskatoon