Virginia Dolinska

Criminal Defence

Specializing in Criminal Law

Virginia Dolinska is a criminal defence lawyer specialising exclusively in criminal law. Virginia handles all criminal matters and represents clients in Ottawa and across Ontario.

Every artist with a heart for his art will deliver fine craftsmanship. For us, this is criminal defence.



116 Lisgar Street, Suite 402 Ottawa ON K2P 0C2 • Map


224 Pembroke Street W, Pembroke ON K8A 5N2 • Map


613 316-5784


613 822-5593



Virginia Dolinska received a Juris Doctor from the University of Ottawa where she also obtained her undergraduate degree; an Honours Bachelor of Social Science in Criminology with a double major in History. Virginia planned to start her own law practice as early as in law school. To prepare herself, she learned and gained experience from various criminal defence lawyers. Virginia articled at a well-established criminal law firm in the Greater Toronto Area where she also did a short stint as an associate lawyer following her call to the Ontario Bar. She gained extensive experience in criminal law with a focus on drinking and driving offences. Upon her return to Ottawa, Virginia opened her own practice. At Dolinska Criminal Defence we take chances, we are bold, and most importantly we like to roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty.

Virginia Dolinska, Criminal Defence Lawyer


About a year & a half ago, I was falsely charged with a serious crime. I was extremely fortunate to meet with Virginia as she generously accepted my legal aid certificate... Not only that, but she was willing to travel between Ottawa, Cornwall, & Kingston multiple times to meet with me & attend court in my stead.
     Throughout each meeting, Virginia exuded a professional & caring presence. She is very straightforward & honest, as from the beginning, she made it clear that it would be a long process & that victory was not a certainty. However... she always made sure I understood what was going to happen & what my options were. Even though the case ended up going to trial, she never stopped fighting for me in court. She stood strong & confident the whole time & I am happy to say we won in the end. I could not have done it without Virginia's services.

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