Joel Rochon is a founding partner of Rochon Genova LLP and heads the firm's class action group. Practice areas include, products liability, securities, anti-trust, consumer protection, serious personal injury and human rights and institutional abuse. Joel's practice strives to provide access to justice for individuals who have suffered harm.
Joel is a graduate from the University of Western Ontario where he received his BA in 1983. In 1986 he received his L.L.B. from the Universite de Moncton (in French).
Joel is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Advocates' Society, The Canadian Bar Association, The Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America and the Association of Jurist de l'expression Francais de l'Ontario (AJEFO).
Joel is the co-author of two books: The Emotional Consequences of Personal Injury - A Handbook for Psychiatrists and Lawyers, 1992 now in 2nd Edition and Interlocutory Proceedings - Strategy and Practice, 1996 both published by Butterworths. He is also the author of a number of articles on class action litigation and is a regular speaker at class action conferences in Canada, the United States and France.
Joel has dedicated time to local sports and community organizations, having coached with the Mooredale Soccer Club and acting as Chair of the Rosedale-Moorepark Scouting organization.
On the international scene, Joel also works to support democracy and victims of AIDS in Africa.
Joel is a skier and is, with his family, a member at the Toronto Lawn Tennis Club and Alpine Ski Club. Joel is a supporter of environmental causes and is fluent in English and French.