Cameron Cotton-O'Brien

Mr. Cotton-O’Brien joined Kapoor Barristers as a summer student in 2019.

He completed his articles at the firm and joined as an associate in 2022. 

Mr. Cotton-O’Brien earned his law degree at the University of Toronto. While at law school, he served as a student case worker in the criminal division at Downtown Legal Services. Mr. Cotton-O’Brien also volunteered with the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers’ student chapter, drafting humanitarian and compassionate grounds claims for individuals whose refugee claims had been denied.

Prior to law school, Mr. Cotton-O’Brien studied political theory at the graduate level, first earning his MA at the University of Toronto and then studying as a doctoral student at McGill University with a thesis on the right to justification in the context of criminal punishment. While at McGill, Mr. Cotton-O’Brien taught courses on ancient political thought and the ethical thought of Aristotle and Nietzsche. In 2017-2018, Mr. Cotton-O’Brien was a visiting doctoral research fellow at the Goethe University in Frankfurt-am-Main.