Joseph Heller joined Heller Rubel following his call to the Ontario Bar in 2011. His practice includes the representation of clients at both the trial and appellate levels, in relation to criminal, quasi-criminal and regulatory matters. Joseph also assists companies in obtaining record suspensions (formerly known as pardons) in relation to corporate convictions. He also assists clients seeking the removal of INTERPOL Red Notices and diffusions. Joseph has represented clients at the Ontario Court of Justice, Superior Court of Justice, Court of Appeal and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. He also acts occasionally as a Per Diem Assistant Crown Attorney.
Joseph received his law degree from the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto in 2010. Joseph also received a Masters degree with merit in Human Rights from the London School of Economics in 2007, and a Bachelor of Arts degree with honours in English Literature from the University of Western Ontario in 2006.
Joseph is a member of the Executive of the Ontario Bar Association's Criminal Justice Section. He is also a member of the Ontario Criminal Lawyers’ Association and the Advocates’ Society.
Presentations and Publications
Panelist, Ontario Bar Association (Citizenship and Immigration Section) Program: 'Criminality and Removals for Permanent Residents-Life After Pham,' November 13, 2013
"The Supreme Court's Decision in R. v. Pham: Key Points, Unaddressed Issues and New Directions" (paper presented at Ontario Bar Association Program, 'Criminality and Removals for Permanent Residents-Life After Pham,' November 13, 2013)