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Richard Posner is the managing partner of Lockyer, Posner, Craig. He formed LPC in 2005 with James Lockyer to create Toronto’s most influential criminal and quasi-criminal litigation boutique. His practice focuses on the defence of individuals, professionals and corporations charged with criminal, quasi-criminal and regulatory offences. He also takes on select civil cases and tax appeals. Richard has a special interest in white collar crime, appellate advocacy, constitutional litigation and teaching. He has trained some of the brightest and most talented young lawyers in Toronto and regularly appears as a guest lecturer at legal conferences. Renowned among his peers and the judiciary for serving his clients in a passionate and sophisticated manner, Richard Posner is a creative and fearless advocate, and a leader in the legal community.
Richard has broad experience in white collar criminal litigation and leads his firm’s practice in this area. He defends complex, large-scale tax evasion and insider trading cases at the trial and appellate level. He advises individuals and corporations under audit by the Canada Revenue Agency and persons under investigation by the Ontario Securities Commission and other regulatory agencies. Richard also represents individuals being investigated for insurance fraud which may arise from claims made on Ontario Drug Plan applications, automobile insurance policies, medical insurance plans (OHIP) and homeowners insurance policies.
Richard is frequently consulted by large commercial transport companies on regulatory compliance and represents these clients before the Registrar of the Ministry of Transportation and the Licence Appeal Tribunal. He also represents professionals in the financial services industry, lawyers, teachers, physicians and other health care professionals.
Richard’s trial experience has spanned across nearly two decades and involved some of Ontario’s most serious and challenging cases. He has appeared at every level of Ontario’s court system and conducted dozens of jury trials. He has represented hundreds of individuals charged with drinking and driving offences and has a special mastery in this most challenging area of the law. Richard frequently appears in the Court of Appeal for Ontario and his appellate experience also includes appearances at the Tax Court of Canada and in the Supreme Court of Canada.
LL.B. Osgoode Hall Law School – 1995
Ontario Criminal Lawyers Association
Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted
The Advocates Society