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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 Verdict||Adela Rogers St. Johns||Criminal Law|
|– Letters to a Young Lawyer||Alan Dershowitz||The Legal Profession|
|– Grit (The Power of Passion and Perseverance)||Angela Duckworth||Psychology / Motivation|
|– Fools Gold (The Making of a Global Market Fraud)||Brian Hutchinson||Securities Law / Market Fraud|
|– A Life||Claire L’Heureux Dube (Constance Backhouse)||Quebec Civil Law|
|– American Iconoclast||Clarence Darrow||Biography|
|– The Story of My Life||Clarence Darrow||Corporate law, labour law, criminal law,|
civil liberties, judicial system
|– The Injustice System (A murder in Miami and a Trial Gone Wrong)||Clive Stafford Smith||Criminal Procedure|
|– At The Bar||David Margolick||The Legal Profession|
|– Just Lawyers (Seven Portraits)||David Ricardo Williams||The Legal Profession|
|– The Last Trials of Clarence Darrow||Donald McRae||Criminal Law|
|– One Man’s Freedom||Edward Bennett Williams||Civil Liberties|
|– The Art of Cross-Examination||Francis L. Wellman||Trial / Civil Procedure|
|– Searching For Justice (An Autobiography)||Fred Kaufman||Criminal Law|
|– John J. Robinette Peerless Mentor: An Appreciation||George D. Finlayson||Trial / Criminal Procedure|
|– Clarence Darrow For The Defence||Irving Stone||Justice, equality, freedom, human dignity|
|– Big Trouble||J. Anthony Lukas||Trial|
|– Tangled Webs||James B. Stewart||Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics|
|– Clarence Darrow||John A. Farrell||Biography|
|– A Civil Action||Jonathan Harr||Civil Procedure / Environmental Law|
|– My Life in Court||Louis Nizer||Criminal Law / Civil Law|
|– Reflections Without Mirrors||Louis Nizer||Memoir, Psychology, Philosophy|
|– Bringing Law to Life (Bora Laskin)||Philip Girad||Human Rights / Labour Law|
|– Lawyers Gone Bad (Money, Sex, and Madness in Canada’s Legal Profession)||Philip Slayton||The Legal Profession|
|– The Last Trial||Scott Turow||Insider Trading, Fraud, Murder|
|– Brian Dickson: A Judge’s Journey||Sharpe and Roach||Biography / Canadian Judiciary System|
|– The Art of War||Sun-tzu||Treatise, Biography, Military art|
|– Fundamentals of Trial Techniques||Thomas A. Mauet||Trial|
|– Canadian Maverick (The Life and Times of Ivan C. Rand)||William Kaplan||Civil Liberties / Labour Law|
|– Go East Young Man||William O. Douglas||Autobiography|
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