Joseph Di Luca

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BA (York), LLB (Toronto), LLM (Osgoode), of the Bar of Ontario


Joseph Di Luca received his LL.B. from the University of Toronto in 1996 and his LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2003. He was called to the bar in 1998 and became a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law in 2008. Mr. Di Luca practices at both the trial and appellate levels and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, The Walkerton Inquiry, The Goudge Inquiry, and Standing Committees of the Senate and House of Commons. He has the privilege of regularly appearing before the Court of Appeal for Ontario as duty counsel for indigent inmates and as amicus curiae on mental health related appeals.


Mr. Di Luca has lectured and presented papers at many continuing legal education programs and conferences held by various organizations including the National Judicial Institute, the Ontario Conference of Judges, the Federation of Law Societies, The Criminal Lawyers’ Association, The Crown Attorney’s Association, The Law Society of Upper Canada and the Ontario Bar Association.


Joseph Di Luca served on the Board of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association (Ontario) for 10 years, with over 6 years as Vice-President. He has also served as a Director of the Canadian Italian Advocates Organization and as a representative on the Toronto Region Committee of the Ontario Justice Education Network.


In June of 2007, Mr. Di Luca was chosen as a recipient of the Advocates’ Society Arleen Goss Young Advocate Award. In 2008, he was appointed to the expert advisory panel for the Attorney General of Ontario’s Justice on Target initiative. In 2010, he was a co-recipient of the Osgoode Hall Law School Teaching Award given in recognition of teaching excellence.