Joseph Neuberger

Joseph Neuberger
Neuberger & Partners LLP
Principal
Criminal

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
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 matters. Read more

SCC ruling makes child-luring laws 'fairer to accused'

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has taken an important step forward in striking down a section of the internet child-luring law that presumed defendants guilty unless proved otherwise, Toronto criminal lawyer  Joseph Neuberger  tells  AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Troubling legislation results from 'knee-jerk' reactions

Hashtag activism and the government’s reaction to it have led to bad law, particularly the elimination of peremptory jury challenges, the reduction in preliminary inquiries, and the curtailing of defence rights in sexual assault trials, Toronto criminal lawyer  Joseph Neuberger  tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Know your rights: Neuberger

By Joseph Neuberger . Being arrested, detained or charged with a crime can leave you feeling scared and vulnerable. It’s important to remember that in a situation like this, you still have rights. Read more

Civil suit connected to Meng's extradition strategy: Neuberger

A notice of civil claim filed by Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou alleging serious violations of her constitutional rights is “ an oblique attack on the extradition process” she is facing, Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger tells 900CHML Radio . Read more

SCC hearing provides hope on relationship evidence

Toronto criminal lawyer  Joseph Neuberger  says he is encouraged by a Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) hearing on the admissibility of relationship evidence in cases of sexual assault. Read more

Latest drinking and driving legislation 'unfathomable:' Neuberger

“Troubling” legislation that allows police to demand a breath sample two hours after a driver has parked their car will eventually be contested at the Supreme Court, predicts Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger , whose firm is often retained to run constitutional challenges. Read more

Fight against Bill C-51 just beginning: Neuberger

The legal profession will rise up to challenge the constitutionality of the federal government’s proposed Bill C-51  once it becomes law , says Toronto criminal defence lawyer Joseph Neuberger . Read more

Power to demand breath samples strips civil liberties: Neuberger

Giving police the power to demand a mandatory breath sample from any driver they lawfully stop is an “unnecessary” erosion of civil liberties that will clog the courts with challenges for years, Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger tells Global News Radio . Read more

Neuberger urges police discretion in period of marijuana transition

Police should use discretion with members of the public as they become accustomed to new laws surrounding marijuana possession, Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger writes in The Lawyer’s Daily . Read more

Will cannabis criminal records be expunged after legalization?

By Joseph Neuberger . Before Oct. 16, 2018, an adult possessing 30 grams of cannabis is breaking the law. If convicted of possession, that person will have a criminal record. Read more

Billiards event chalks up record sum to feed the hungry

The annual Billiards with the Bar charity event celebrated its fifth anniversary in style, pocketing a record sum to feed the hungry, former Toronto Lawyers Association (TLA) president Joseph Neuberger tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Stay serves setback to cops who delay right to counsel: Neuberger

Police who delay an arrested person's right to counsel have suffered another setback in Ontario Superior Court   after Toronto criminal lawyer Joseph Neuberger  recently won a stay of charges against a man caught with a backpack full of stolen opioids. Read more

Fifth Billiards with the Bar fundraiser: Lawyers Feed the Hungry marks 20 years

Fun, food and fundraising make for the perfect combination at the annual Billiards with the Bar  charity event, former Toronto Lawyers Association  (TLA) president Joseph Neuberger tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Will police test you for drug-impaired driving?

By Joseph Neuberger . Soon, you may be asking “What is my nanogram count?” if you decide to drive after using cannabis. Read more

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