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John M. Rosen, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and recipient of the Law Society Medal, has practiced as a trial and appellate lawyer in the areas of criminal, regulatory and discipline law for over 40 years. He has represented a wide variety of clients, both individuals and corporations, in all levels of court in Ontario and at the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also appeared as counsel in the United States Federal Court, the British Columbia Supreme Court, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands. John has represented over 300 individuals charged with murder, including Paul Bernardo, and has appeared in some of the most highly publicized and complex criminal cases in Canadian legal history, including:
- Successful defence of a man charged with second degree murder where the prosecution withdrew the charge on the eve of trial following John’s appearance in the Supreme Court of Canada in the related case of Benson v. Brown, which set the ground rules for allowing access to lawyer/client confidential information regarding another suspect previously cleared by the police.
John is regularly involved in several complex criminal and quasi-criminal cases, some of which are the subject of intense media scrutiny. These have included the trial of a Toronto Police Service officer who is one of five officers charged with corruption, and the appeal from a first degree murder conviction arising from the shooting death of Nadia Gehl in Kitchener.John contributes to the community by providing legal services to indigent persons pro bono and under Legal Aid Ontario in selected cases, and by volunteering with a number of non-government organizations.