Michael A. Moon
Michael Moon is the Founder & Director of MOON ROZIER L.P.C..
His goal at the outset was to establish a law firm that defended those charged
with criminal offences with the fiercest and most thorough defence possible. A 'no
quarter asked, no quarter given' approach to litigation was welded into the Firm's
DNA, and is still present today. As the Firm's Mission Statement makes clear, there
is only one person in the Courtroom who matters – the Client; and
nothing and no-one is immune from attack if needed to advance the client's defence.
As the Director of the Firm, Mr. Moon generally restricts his practice to 'long-trial'
matters; and still, though in limited circumstances, is prepared to act for
clients funded by Legal Aid.
He has acted as Counsel on some of the lengthiest and most complex trials in recent
history, including the 'Bandidos' mass murder trial in London, Ontario, and the
'Toronto 18' terrorist trial in Brampton, Ontario.
Mr. Moon has successfully defended many clients charged with homicide – ranging from
those charged with manslaughter to those charged with multiple counts of murder.
- Mr. Moon has appeared at all levels of Courts, from the Ontario Court of Justice to
the Supreme Court of Canada.
- Mr. Moon has a B.A.(Hons.) cum laude from Laurentian University with a double major
in Philosophy & Political Science.
- Mr. Moon received his LL.B. from Queen's University Law School. While there he
received, amongst others, the Tory Prize for Best Third Year paper for his work
Outlawing the Outlaws: Importing R.I.C.O.'s Notion of 'Criminal Enterprise' into
Canada to Combat Organized Crime. His paper was subsequently published as a peer
reviewed journal and has since been cited by Judges across Canada in a number of
- For his articles, Mr. Moon clerked at the Ontario Court (General Division), now the
Superior Court of Justice. After entering practice, Mr. Moon matriculated his LL.M. as
Osgoode Hall Law School prior to commencing his Firm.
- Mr. Moon is a frequent panellist for the Peel Law Association 'Continuing Legal
Education' seminars, and has been a contributor to a CBC Radio 1 programme
relating to knowing one's rights under the Charter of Rights & Freedoms.
Some of Mr. Moon's interests include, Antique Rifles, Harley Shovelhead Motorcycles, Pink
Floyd, Hunting, and The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
Sharon da Silva
Sharon da Silva is Firm Manager Administrator with MOON ROZIER L.P.C..
Ms. da Silva began her 10 year tenure with the Firm in the capacity of
Paralegal. Earlier in her career Ms. da Silva's positions as a Stock Broker Assistant and
Entitlements Manager spanned 13 years within the Financial Investment industry. Her
vast appetite for 'knowing the unknown' affords her a rather diverse range of personal
interests. Travel, Helicopter Aviation,
Meditation, Horticulture, and
Space Weather are but a few.
Ms. Rozier’s reputation for fierce advocacy, coupled with a no-nonsense and
thoroughly prepared defence of her clients had its origins over the course of her
seven (7) years as a sole practitioner, where she fought unyieldingly on behalf of the
mentally ill, aboriginal offenders, those laboring under the weight of their addictions
& would-be dangerous offenders.
In April, 2012, "Nic", as she prefers to be addressed, accepted Mr. Moon's invitation
to join MOON ROZIER L.P.C. as his Senior Associate,
as she embodied the type of advocacy the Firm's culture was seeking.
Since being with MOON ROZIER L.P.C., Nic has
developed a strong practice at both the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior
Court of Justice, having carriage of many complex files, including homicides and
She has conducted numerous successful challenges under the Charter of Rights &
Freedoms to search warrants, wiretap authorizations and illegal police searches.
She has appeared at all levels of court, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the
Supreme Court of Canada.
Nic received her undergraduate degree from St. Francis Xavier University and her
L.L.B from Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University.
She has lectured recent calls to the Bar on the use and development of witness
charts & tables in complex prosecutions.
Nic is fluent in both English and Dutch, and as such, the Firm is able to accept and
properly service any client seeking our assistance for whom Dutch is their first or
Some of Nic's interests include: Boxing, Judo, war history, Johnny Cash, Forensic
Pathology & word search.
Ekaterina (Kathy) Perchenok
Kathy Articled with the Firm and was called to the Bar in June 2014, and was invited
back to the Firm after her Articles. While a student, Kathy had carriage of a number
of Ontario Court of Justice trials as well as a Provincial Offences appeal. She was
undefeated throughout, which is a remarkable feat.
Kathy is fluent in Russian, and as such, she advances the Firm to a position whereby
we may properly service any client who seeks our assistance for whom Russian is
their first or only language.
Ms. Perchenok graduated from York University in 2010 with a Specialized Honours
in Global Political Studies and received her J.D. from Queen's University in 2013;
with the expectation of being called to the Bar in June 2014.
During her term at Queen's, she participated in the Correctional Law Project, a
unique legal clinic that provides legal advice and assistance to inmates in one of
Ontario's penitentiaries. Ms. Perchenok also participated in the faculty's extensive
Of all things Law she most enjoys being at trial and drafting Legal arguments. During
her free time she enjoys travelling, camping, and spending time with family and
friends. She is also a fan of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Leah Gensey is MOON ROZIER L.P.C.'s newest junior associate, working with The Firm since July 2015.
Leah has always had an interest in the area of criminal law which prompted her
studies and subsequent 2012 graduation from the University of Guelph with an
Honours degree in Criminal Justice and Public Policy. She then went on to receive
her J.D. Bachelor Law degree from Queen's University in 2015, and was called to the Bar in June 2016.
Throughout her studies at Law School, Leah furthered her interest in criminal law
by focusing her course selection on criminal law courses and participating in the
Queen's University Criminal Law Club. During her years at Queens, she was also
involved with the Correctional Law Project, where she provided legal assistance to
inmates at one of the province's penitentiaries by providing representation at
disciplinary court proceedings and assisting them with their parole application
Some of Leah’s interests include reading; both legal and non-legal material, Classic
Rock, Jiu-jitsu, and spending time with family and friends.