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John Liddle is a lawyer practising exclusively criminal law in Windsor, Ontario. Mr. Liddle has been a member in good standing of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the regulatory body for lawyers in Ontario, since 1990. He graduated from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in 1988. He also holds an undergraduate (1983) and a Masters degree (1985) in English Language and Literature. Mr. Liddle articled at the highly regarded Toronto law firm Borden & Elliott (now Borden Ladner Gervais), and joined the firm as an Associate in 1990. In 1991, he left the firm to pursue his interest in criminal law, and was employed as a salaried duty counsel in Toronto. In 1993, he became an associate to defence counsel Steven R. Clark, who was recently appointed as a Judge to the Ontario Court of Justice. Mr. Liddle returned to his hometown, Windsor, in early 1995, and opened his own criminal law practice.

Mr. Liddle served as President of the Windsor Criminal Lawyers’ Association from 2001 - 2003, and he held the position of the Windsor Regional Director of the Ontario Criminal Lawyers’ Association from 1999 – 2002. Mr. Liddle has taught the Criminal Law course at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, as well as the interdisciplinary course, Forensic Evidence and the Canadian Legal System. He co-authored a paper on “Damaged, Destroyed or Lost Evidence”, which was presented to the criminal law branch of the Ontario Bar Association symposium on Forensic Evidence, in January 2006. He has lectured on criminal law issues at the University of Windsor and at St. Clair College, and has also taught at the Bar Admissions Course in the area of criminal law practice.

Mr. Liddle's practice encompasses criminal defence representation on charges under the:

  • Criminal Code
  • Controlled Drugs and Substances Act
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act
  • Highway Traffic Act
  • Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
  • Customs Act
  • Federal and Provincial Legislation

An experienced litigator, Mr. Liddle has appeared as counsel on numerous jury trials in the Superior Court of Justice, and has appeared as counsel on many judge alone trials at the Ontario Court of Justice level. Mr. Liddle lives in Windsor with his wife and two daughters.


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