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About O’Brien, Balka & Khehra

We are a dedicated group of criminal, civil litigation and personal injury lawyers, passionate in our fight for the rights of our clients.

Our firm has decades of experience and dedication to represent you in a manner that is professional, courteous, personable and approachable.

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Phone: (905) 576-3402
Toll-Free: 1 (866) 245-5063
Email: obek@oshawalaw.com

Areas of Practice

Meet Our Lawyers

Bernard F. O’Brien

Founding Partner – Lawyer

Born in England, admitted to the Bar in 1977. Bernie has a Masters of law from Harvard & has undertaken dozens of homicides and legions of other serious criminal and personal injury cases.
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Thomas F. Balka

Founding Partner – Lawyer

Graduate of Queen’s Law. Over 25 years experience defending all types of criminal charges, including murder cases & serious offences. Former Director of the Criminal Lawyers Association & Durham Law Association.
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Sandip S. Khehra

Founding Partner – Lawyer

Born in Montreal, admitted to the Bar in 2005. Sandy served as a Toronto Police Officer for 3 years then attended McGill for an LL.B. & B.C.L. After he spent 8 years as an Assistant Crown Attorney.
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Justin A. Guile

Associate – Lawyer

Born in Oshawa, admitted to the Bar in 2009. Queen’s University, 2008 J.D. Justin also graduated with an Honours B.A. magna cum laude in history & political science from University of Ottawa.
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Recent Media Coverage

Our own Sandy Khehra defends his client and receives coverage from Global News.


To Bernie O’Brien:

Thank you for your fight to the end. You saved my life, job and family.

Former Client

To Sandy Khehra:

I recently found myself in a very upsetting predicament. My son was arrested for an offence that if found guilty, could totally impact the future career path he has planned. He is a first time offender and most definitely made a bad choice, however, one bad choice can change your entire life.
Sandy came highly recommended to me by a friend. My son and I were able to meet with him within a few days. This was greatly appreciated as the stress builds when facing the unknown.
From our first meeting with Sandy we felt very confident in his ability to represent us. He is very well spoken and most of all we felt comfortable and not judged. Any and all questions we had were answered in a timely fashion.
Upon reading disclosure I was very impressed with how thorough Sandy was with his requests for more disclosure from the Crown. Our case was resolved without making a plea or attending a Courtroom.
From the bottom of our hearts we will always be grateful for the friendly and superior professionalism Sandy displayed while representing us.
Sandy and his assistant, Kelly, made a very stressful situation bearable.

Former Client

To Thomas Balka and staff:

On behalf of our family, our heartfelt thanks to you and your team.

Former Client

To Sandy Khehra:

I understand that my brother’s matter is now successfully resolved. I want to express my sincere thanks to you. You achieved a great result for him. But even more importantly in my view, you treated him with compassion, dignity and respect, and provided him with strength through the process. You cared, and you got him help for some of his underlying issues that will continue to benefit him in the future. So from one lawyer to another, please let me say you are a credit to our profession, and we were very lucky to have found you.

Former Client

To Andrew Elrick and staff:

Just a quick note to thank you for all you’ve done throughout my case. It was a great relief to have it settled and behind me.

Former Client

To Justin Guile:

Thank you for all you’ve done for me…you have put my mind at ease through this trial.

Former Client

To Sandy Khehra:

I would like to personally thank everyone in your good office for helping me with my case, most especially to you and Kelly. You guys are the best.

Former Client

To Bernie O’Brien:

Thanks for all your hard work in winning my case and clearing my name again. I now have another chance to make it right.

Former Client

To Andrew Elrick:

Thank you for your help in my disability pension claim. I definitely would not have got it, had it not been for your experience and knowledge.

Former Client

To Andrew,

I appreciate all of your hard work with our case. You and your staff conducted business in a very professional manner. We were pleased with the way we were kept up to date with proceedings. Our discussions with you were informative and you explained everything clearly to us so we were able to make informed decisions. In the future, we would definitely refer to you anyone in a similar situation.

Former Client

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(905) 576-3402
1 (866) 245-5063
(905) 576-3915
219 King Street East,
Oshawa, ON, L1H 1C5

About Us

We are a dedicated group of Oshawa Ontario, criminal, civil trial, and personal injury lawyers, passionate in our fight for the rights of our clients.

Contact Us

Address: 219 King St. East, Oshawa Ontario L1H 1C5

  1 (866) 245-5063
  (905) 576-3402