Veteran Windsor Defence Lawyer Retiring

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After 44 years of practicing law, a high-profile Windsor lawyer is retiring.

Andrew Bradie, 69, will be making his final legal arguments on January 31, 2020.

He began practicing in 1976 in family law and then got a job in the Crown's Attorney's Office 1979.

In 1983, he made the switch and began a defence lawyer after the late legendary Windsor lawyer Don Tait made Bradie an "offer he couldn't refuse."

Although he found his career rewarding, he says he's tired and defending someone comes with a certain amount of stress.

"I have three grandchildren and a fourth on the way. I always found this rewarding but there is a certain amount of stress involved and you get to a point after a number of years, where you have to give yourself a break," he says.

Bradie says it is time to enjoy life.

"I'm going to spend some time with the grandchildren, I'm going to do some golfing, some gardening, some travelling, some reading, doing a lot of things, and hopefully relax," he says.

When asked to name some of his high profile cases, Bradie replied he didn't want to bring them back up for the people involved, saying it wouldn't be fair to them.