In describing his first encounters with a prospective client, Elliot Yoontae Song would say “many clients often feel very much alone after they are charged with a criminal offence.” Elliot would add, “my role is to make sure that my clients never stand alone because I’ll proudly stand with them and offer full answer and defence to the allegations at hand.”
Elliot’s practice philosophy has always been to represent his clients as if they were family. In doing so, Elliot has found that framing each client’s matter in a personalized way can yield a wealth of context to draw from during advocacy.
Elliot has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Victoria in British Columbia. He subsequently completed a Master of Arts in Public Policy and Administration at Ryerson University in Toronto. Elliot obtained his J.D. from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School completing exchanges with the University of Toronto and the University of Oxford. Throughout law school he served at the Elder Law Clinic – Wills and Estates, he served as a judicial-extern for the Honorable Rosemarie Aquilina in the 30th Circuit Court for Ingham County, he served at the Ingham County Probate Court for the Honorable Richard J. Garcia and the Honorable George Economy. He also served the Ingham County Probate Court as a Guardian Ad Litem.
Elliot’s practice includes representing individuals charged with all manner of criminal, CDSA, quasi-criminal, Highway Traffic Act, Provincial Offences Act, and other regulatory offences. Elliot’s practice extends to jurisdictions all over Ontario. Elliot accepts Legal Aid.
Legal Precedents Established in cases argued by Mr. Genesee: (non-exclusive list)
R vs. Stewart  O.J. No 920
R vs. Borondy  O.J. No. 1307, Ontario Court of Justice
R vs. Griffin  O.J. No. 2573
R vs. Brush  O.J. No. 656
R vs. M.L.W.  O.J. No. 1826
R vs. Aussem  O.J. No. 5582