Joseph received his Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy from the University of Toronto in 1983 and his Masters of Public Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1985. He then obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor in 1989 and was called to the Bar in 1991.
His exclusive area of practice has been personal injury and medical malpractice litigation. Joseph’s personal injury practice focuses on representing persons who have sustained spinal cord injuries, neurological injuries, traumatic brain injuries or other orthopaedic injuries. He also represents victims of medical malpractice specifically in the areas of obstetrics, neurology, orthopaedics and cardiology.
Joseph has considerable trial, arbitration and appellate expertise in his areas of practice and has lectured in the area of insurance law from the litigation perspective and in the rehabilitation context. Along with his team, he brings experience, professionalism and compassion to advocating on behalf of his clients.
He is a former Director of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. Joseph is also the co-author of the Dispute Resolution Practice Code dealing with Accident Benefits claims at the Financial Services Commission of Ontario. Joseph has also acted as a consultant to the British Columbia government regarding reforms to the insurance regime in British Columbia. He has been an invited speaker to the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Insight Group, the Canadian Spinal Research Organization, the Ontario Paraplegic Association, the Association of Toronto, the Hamilton/Peel Brain Injury Association, the County of Kent Brain Injury Association and the Windsor Brain Injury Association.
Joseph is also the Chair of the Play it Cool™ Advisory Panel. Play it Cool™ is a youth injury prevention program of the Canadian Spinal Research Organization’s Shoot For A Cure campaign, which aims to reduce the incidence of neurotrauma (concussion and spine injuries) in hockey.
Joseph is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Trial Lawyers’ Association, the Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers’ Association, the Advocates Society, the Medical Legal Society, the Lawyers’ Club, the American Trial Lawyers’ Association, the Brain Injury Association of Toronto, the Ontario Brain Injury Association, the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, the Canadian Paraplegic Association, and the Halton-Peel Brain Injury Association.