Cory Giordano

Cory provides practical legal advice and assistance in the drafting of leave to appeal applications, responses, replies, factums, and motions in courts of appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

During his articles, Cory participated in numerous criminal trials at the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court. He has conducted civil motions, and negotiations for clients in both Ottawa and Toronto.

In 2014, Cory graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree. Prior to attending law school, Cory studied at Queen’s University where he received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in political studies.

A well-played left-handed electric guitar can usually be found in Cory’s office.


Education & Bars

  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2015
  • University of Ottawa, Juris Doctor (J.D., Public Law Option), 2014
  • Queen’s University, Bachelor of Arts, Honour B.A. (Hons.), 2011

Professional Associations

  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Criminal Defence Lawyer’s Association
  • County of Carleton Law Association

Representative Work

  • R. v. Purdy, 2016 ONSC 5522. Counsel for the appellant. Appeal allowed. Convictions were set aside on the basis of an inadequate W.(D.) analysis and insufficient reasons as per Sheppard.
  • Listed as Ottawa agent in the following Leave to Appeal Applications:
  • o Andrew Massey, et al. v. Derek Fleming SCC# 36905
    o Dean Leigh Bassett v. Erin Maureen Magee SCC# 36884
    o Kevin Karl Morrill v. Nadine Nicole Morrill SCC# 37095

Publications & Presentations

  • The Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada, (New Federation House, 2015), Research assistant
  • Bullen & Leake & Jacob's Canadian Precedents of Pleadings (Carswell, 3rd ed., 2016), Co-author
  • Supreme Court of Canada Manual (Canada Law Book, 2016), Co-author
  • Fernandes v. Araujo: Vehicle Ownership, Possession and Vicarious Liability, The Advocates’ Quarterly, Volume 45, Number 2, March 2016 (Thomson Reuters Canada Limited Canada Law Book), Co-author
  • Secession Law in Canada, Author

Special Recognition

  • Public Law Option, 2014
  • Wallace Near Prize, 2009
  • Dean’s Special Award, 2008
  • Best First Year Speaker Award (Queen’s Model Parliament), 2008
  • City of Pickering Civic Award, 2007