Neha is a criminal defence lawyer practicing in Eastern Ontario since 2011, and since 2014 has been the owner and managing partner of Chugh Law Professional Corporation.
Neha graduated from the University of Waterloo with honours degrees in Sociology and Social Work, a Masters of Science from the University of Guelph in Planning, and a juris doctorate from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. Neha is currently working on a PhD from Concordia University under the supervision of Dr. Martin French focusing on problem solving courts, therapeutic justice, and access to justice.
Following law school and her articles with the Honourable Justice David Berg and defence lawyer Gerald Logan, she joined Dotsikas Hawtin in Ottawa where she worked for two years before setting up Chugh Law Professional Corporation in Cornwall. Neha’s focus is primarily on conducting effective trials and managing fair resolutions, with a specific focus on youth and adult mental health, litigation, and research. She has conducted a wide range of judge-alone and jury trials including break and enters, sexual assaults, assaults, mischiefs, drinking and driving, and cases in front of various tribunals in Ontario.
Neha also serves as the prosecutor in the Akwesasne Court, assists with provincial offences prosecutions with the City of Cornwall, and is an instructor at Iohahi:io Akwesasne Education & Training Institute. Neha serves as the chair of the board of the Centre York Centre supervised access facility in Cornwall, on the community editorial board of the Cornwall Standard Freeholder, and on the board of directors of CUREA/CURET – an organization founded to address systemic racism in local institutions. In her spare time, Neha can be found playing board games with her kids or taking walks with her mom squad.