Joseph Neuberger

Joseph Neuberger
Neuberger & Partners LLP

Joseph Neuberger, senior partner with Neuberger & Partners LLP in Toronto, is certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) with more than two decades of criminal trial experience.

He earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from York University’s Osgoode Hall in 1991 and was called to the bar in 1993 — the same year he launched Neuberger & Partners LLP. He went on to earn a Master of Laws degree, with a specialty in criminal law, from Osgoode Hall.

Mr. Neuberger has appeared in courts across Ontario, and in other provinces, for high-profile sexual assault, domestic assault, Internet luring and homicide cases. He often appears for clients facing charges arising from high-conflict separation and divorce proceedings, or other interpersonal relationships.

He has successfully defended more than 800 sexual and domestic-related cases.

Mr. Neuberger frequently appears for members of the teaching and medical professions facing serious allegations before discipline tribunals, acts for police and government agencies at public inquiries, coroners’ inquests and prosecutions under provincial legislation. He was lead counsel for the Province of Ontario at the Cornwall Public Inquiry into historical allegations of sexual abuse in the community.

He has extensive experience with criminal matters involving mental health issues. He was appointed in 2002 to the Ontario Review Board — which has jurisdiction over individuals found by a court to be either unfit to stand trial or not criminally responsible because of a mental disorder — as a legal member and Alternate Chairperson.

He is an instructor of the criminal section of the LSO’s Bar Admission Course. Mr. Neuberger has also been a guest lecturer, panel member and instructor, as well as designed programs about the various fundamentals of practising criminal law, including the intricacies of cross-examining witnesses and handling unique issues before a jury in sexual assault cases, the complex nature of domestic assault cases, conducting a successful bail hearing, and effective handling of forensic, psychiatric and scientific testimony.

Mr. Neuberger is a member of the Advocates' Society, Toronto Criminal Lawyers' Association, American Trial Lawyers’ Association and Toronto Lawyers Association, where he’s held several roles including president, trustee, and member of the executive board. He has been co-chair and program author for The Advocates' Society (Toronto), Criminal Litigation Skills Certificate Program since 2002.

He wrote the book, Assessing Dangerousness: Guide to the Dangerous Offender Application Process, and is a past editor-in-chief of the Toronto Law Journal, an online law journal published by the Toronto Lawyers Association.

Joseph Neuberger In The News
Bill C-51 — evidence in sexual assault cases

By Joseph Neuberger We have seen a significant shift in the criminal justice system over the past two years that has and will continue to erode the ability of an individual's ... Read more

A 13-year-old cannot be tried as an adult for murder

It’s rare — though not unheard of — for a serious charge such as first-degree murder to be laid against a 13-year-old, Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger ... Read more

The Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act

By Joseph Neuberger According to the Government of Canada, the increasing number of overdoses and deaths caused by opioids has become a national public health crisis. In an ... Read more

What are your rights when you are detained or arrested: Pt. 2

By Joseph Neuberger If you have been arrested or detained by the police, it can be difficult to know where you stand. Especially for individuals with no previous history of ... Read more

What are your rights when you are detained or arrested

By Joseph Neuberger Whatever the circumstances, being arrested or detained by the police is stressful. Regardless of what lead to the situation that resulted in the arrest, ... Read more

Understanding Ontario's marijuana laws and potential changes

By Joseph Neuberger Since each province will ultimately be responsible for establishing its own rules, things could especially be confusing in cities and areas that are ... Read more

Shifting cases from Superior Court just 'optics': Neuberger

The federal government's latest plan to reduce Superior Court backlogs will just burden lower courts with a heavier workload, Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger ... Read more

Time for police to stop automatically believing victims: Neuberger

Canadian police should follow the example of their counterparts in the U.K. and stop automatically believing sexual assault complainants, Toronto criminal lawyer  Joseph ... Read more

Fraud incidents in Ontario becoming more prevalent

By Joseph Neuberger There is a new law on the books that makes it illegal to sell anything related to utilities by going door to door. The Consumer Protection Act in ... Read more

Joseph Neuberger's media roundup

Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger is frequently called upon by the media to be a trusted source for their news stories, particularly for his focus on criminal law ... Read more

'Knee-jerk reaction' to any specific case is wrong

It’s “astonishing” and “absolutely wrong” for federal politicians to have commented about the need for justice system change after the acquittal of a ... Read more

Sexual assault cases: a shift to the civil courts

There's a growing shift towards plaintiffs using civil courts to seek redress in sexual assault claims, says Toronto criminal lawyer  Joseph Neuberger . "I think it's an ... Read more

OCA ruling on sexual assault case is fair and just: Neuberger

In a case where the complainant couldn’t identify her assailant and the DNA evidence was inconclusive, the Ontario Court of Appeal has rightfully ordered a new trial, ... Read more

Former chief justice right on sexual assault cases

The Supreme Court of Canada’s former chief justice Beverley McLachlin was right to stress the rights of accused to a fair trial in sexual assault cases during a recent ... Read more

Are you facing a misconduct claim as a real estate professional?

By Joseph Neuberger If you are a real estate professional in Ontario, society will hold you to a high standard of professional conduct. Your investment into qualifying for ... Read more

Law should be decided upon the act itself, not the consequences

Applying the criminal law to what is essentially a horrible accident — a momentary lapse in judgment — isn’t appropriate, Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph ... Read more

Public perception can play into decision to pursue weak case

Rather than dropping the charges and potentially facing criticism for letting off the accused, Crown attorneys will sometimes decide it's better to pursue a weak case and end up ... Read more

Preparation is key to cross-examination

Preparation is vital to an effective cross-examination, Toronto criminal lawyer  Joseph Neuberger  tells . Neuberger, a partner with  ... Read more

Justice system designed to release offenders back into society

News that the man behind the wheel of a vehicle that claimed the lives of three children and their grandfather in an impaired crash two years ago will apply for unattended ... Read more

Billiards with the Bar fundraiser: lawyers helping those in need

Serving more than 60,000 meals each year to people in need, the Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program is putting out a call for help to the legal community, says Toronto ... Read more

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