Greenspon, Brown & Associates

Lawrence Greenspon

Lawrence Greenspon practices criminal defence and personal injury litigation. In fact, he is the only lawyer in Ottawa who is a specialist certified by the Law Society in both criminal and civil litigation.

On the personal jury side, Lawrence has represented many plaintiffs with spinal cord, traumatic brain and other serious injuries resulting from car accidents, slips and falls, product liability and police misconduct.

Lawrence Greenspon represents the little guy against governments, institutions, insurance companies and corporations.

As a criminal defence lawyer, Lawrence has represented people charged with murder, drug and other criminal offences. He represented the first person charged in Canada under the Anti-Terrorism Act. He is a past President of the Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa. He has done these cases at trial level, the Ontario Court of Appeal and has appeared in the Supreme Court of Canada on almost a dozen occasions.

He is a graduate of Ottawa University Law School and a member of its Honour Society.

In 1981, International Year of the Disabled Person, Lawrence Greenspon co-founded REACH, the Resource Education Advocacy Centre for the Handicapped and was a Chair and Board member of the organization for over 10 years.

He has been awarded the Gordon Henderson Award (Carleton County Law Association) and the Advocate’s Society Award of Justice.

He has also chaired the United Way Community Services cabinet, CAYFO (Child and Youth Friendly Ottawa), the Multicultural Centre, the Jewish Community Centre, Motorcycle Ride for Dad and the Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation.

In 2011, Lawrence inspired and created the Nordic Pole Walk for Cancer Survivor Care to support the programs and services of the new Maple Soft Centre in Ottawa.

He has volunteered by cycling, paddling, dancing (Dancing with the Stars for Easter Seals), Nordic Pole walking, playing hockey, boxing for Fight for the Cure, organizing, leading and auctioning for hundreds of charities in Canada, the Caribbean, Asia, the Far East and Africa.

He has been honoured as a CAYFO Champion and he has twice received the Golden Apple Award (the Ottawa Food Bank), the Quality of Life Award from St. Joe’s Women’s Centre, the Lifetime Achievement Award (Volunteer Ottawa) and the Community Builder of the Year Award (2008).