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Joseph W.L. Griffiths - Flaherty Dow Elliott & McCarthy. Ottawa, Canada Area, ON, CA

Joseph W.L. Griffiths

Litigator | Flaherty Dow Elliott & McCarthy

Ottawa, Canada Area, ON, CANADA

Litigator at Flaherty Dow Elliott & McCarthy Litigation Counsel



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.

Industry Expertise (3)



Legal Services

Areas of Expertise (5)


Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury


Commercial Litigation

Education (2)

Carleton University: BA, Political Science & Law 1997

University of Ottawa / Université d'Ottawa: LLB, Law 2000

Affiliations (1)

  • Advocates Society Canadian Bar Association County of Carleton Law Association Ottawa University Alumni


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