Joseph Griffiths – Flaherty Dow Elliott McCarthy

Practice/Organization Description

My practice focuses primarily on insurance defence and personal injury litigation. In that role, I have and continue to litigate a wide range of insurance and personal injury claims involving automobile liability, statutory accident benefits, life, disability, health, fire, fidelity, marine, aviation, property loss, occupiers' liability, commercial general liability, construction and property defects, builders' risk, manufacturers' liability, sexual abuse and exploitation and professional negligence.

Beyond my insurance and personal injury practice, I am routinely retained by corporations, non-profits, individuals and government to represent their interests in simple and complex litigation. From time to time, I have made a point of voluntarily representing clients who might not otherwise be able to afford legal representation and I consistently provide self-help advice to individuals and small businesses in an effort to reduce their cost and increase their access to the judicial system.

My engagements on behalf of my clients have allowed me to litigate disputes in a variety of legal fields including privacy law and access to information issues, technology law, intellectual property, government procurement, government expropriation, shareholder rights, corporate and commercial law, environmental law, estates and elder abuse law, contract law, medical negligence and professional malpractice law.

I have a proven track record of protecting or advancing my clients' interests, appropriately managing their risk and containing their legal costs so that they can achieve the maximum possible advantage, regardless of whether they are engaged in litigation voluntarily or not.

Unlike many lawyers who boast of their routine court appearances, my record of advocacy is reported and readily verifiable through a number of independent legal sources including Canlii, Quicklaw, eCarswell and the Ontario Reports among others.

I have acquired extensive experience acting for clients before the courts and other administrative tribunals and agencies both provincially and federally. Since 2002, I have argued and/or defended clients in the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal, the Divisional Court, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of British Columbia among others.

Bar Admissions

Law Society of Upper Canada


Carleton University, B.A.

University of Ottawa, LLB

Professional Associations & Memberships

Advocates Society

Canadian Bar Association

County of Carleton Law Association


3rd Fl, 109 Bank St.
Ottawa, ON K1P 5N5, Canada

Areas of Practice
  • Administrative Law
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Torts
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Communications & Media Law
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Environmental Law
  • Government
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
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