005 Joseph Groia – A Legend on Bay Street, Part 1

Joseph Groia, is a Canadian lawyer specializing in securities litigation. He has been ranked as one of Canada’s 500 Leading Lawyers (Lexpert) since 2000 and is consistently rated as one of Canada’s top securities litigators by the same and other publications.

He received his B.A. and LL.B. from the University of Toronto in 1976 and 1979, respectively. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1981. At the beginning of his career, he worked for the Ontario Securities Commission where he served as Associate General Counsel and then Director of Enforcement. In 1990, he joined the Toronto office of Heenan Blaikie as a litigation partner and stayed there until he founded Groia & Company in 2000.

Mr. Groia is perhaps best known for his successful defence of John Felderhof in an almost decade-long trial resulting from the Bre-X Minerals scandal, the largest mining fraud in Canadian history. 

Part one (1) covers Joe’s professional background and in Part two (II) we discuss the Felderhof case and the case of incivility again Joe in Groia v The Law Society of Upper Canada.

Joe shares his wisdom and anecdotes in this wide-ranging podcast episode, as well as his book recommendations. You are welcome:

– Final VerdictAdela Rogers St. JohnsCriminal Law
– Letters to a Young LawyerAlan DershowitzThe Legal Profession
– Grit (The Power of Passion and Perseverance)Angela DuckworthPsychology / Motivation
– Fools Gold (The Making of a Global Market Fraud)Brian HutchinsonSecurities Law / Market Fraud
– A LifeClaire L’Heureux Dube (Constance Backhouse)Quebec Civil Law
– American IconoclastClarence DarrowBiography
– The Story of My LifeClarence DarrowCorporate law, labour law, criminal law,
civil liberties, judicial system
– The Injustice System (A murder in Miami and a Trial Gone Wrong)Clive Stafford SmithCriminal Procedure
– At The BarDavid MargolickThe Legal Profession
– Just Lawyers (Seven Portraits)David Ricardo WilliamsThe Legal Profession
– The Last Trials of Clarence DarrowDonald McRaeCriminal Law
– One Man’s FreedomEdward Bennett WilliamsCivil Liberties
– The Art of Cross-ExaminationFrancis L. WellmanTrial / Civil Procedure
– Searching For Justice (An Autobiography)Fred KaufmanCriminal Law
– John J. Robinette Peerless Mentor: An AppreciationGeorge D. FinlaysonTrial / Criminal Procedure
– Clarence Darrow For The DefenceIrving StoneJustice, equality, freedom, human dignity
– Big TroubleJ. Anthony LukasTrial
– Tangled WebsJames B. StewartProfessional Responsibility and Legal Ethics
– Clarence DarrowJohn A. FarrellBiography
– A Civil ActionJonathan HarrCivil Procedure / Environmental Law
– My Life in CourtLouis NizerCriminal Law / Civil Law
– Reflections Without MirrorsLouis NizerMemoir, Psychology, Philosophy
– Bringing Law to Life (Bora Laskin)Philip GiradHuman Rights / Labour Law
– Lawyers Gone Bad (Money, Sex, and Madness in Canada’s Legal Profession)Philip SlaytonThe Legal Profession
– The Last TrialScott TurowInsider Trading, Fraud, Murder
– Brian Dickson: A Judge’s JourneySharpe and RoachBiography / Canadian Judiciary System
– The Art of WarSun-tzuTreatise, Biography, Military art
– Fundamentals of Trial TechniquesThomas A. MauetTrial
– Canadian Maverick (The Life and Times of Ivan C. Rand)William KaplanCivil Liberties / Labour Law
– Go East Young ManWilliam O. DouglasAutobiography
Book Recommendations from A Legend on Bay Street

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