At Simmonds Law we understand that communication, preparation, and execution are the pillars of a successful case. As a former advisor to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, Taayo knows how to resolve complex legal issues.
Prior to his time at the Department of Justice, Taayo worked with small businesses and large corporate clients at a prestigious, nationally recognized law firm.
His commitment to helping others extends beyond the courtroom. Taayo is the President of the Gwen Simmonds Foundation, a registered charity committed to alleviating poverty and empowering women by providing bursaries to single mothers enrolled in post-secondary studies. He also volunteers with the Ottawa Boys and Girls Club, Operation Come Home which supports homeless and at-risk youth, the Odawa Native Friendship Centre where he serves Ottawa’s Aboriginal community.
He obtained a B.A. in Political Science with Honours and his law degree at Dalhousie University. Taayo is licensed to practise law in Ontario and is a member of the Nova Scotia Barrister’s Society.
He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, County of Carleton Lawyers Association, Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa, and the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers.
Taayo also provides pro bono legal services to Canadians seeking to sponsor refugees through the Refugee Sponsorship Support Program.