John Norris maintains a trial and appellate practice in criminal, constitutional and national security law. He practices in association with Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP.
John is a Special Advocate for security certificate proceedings, and acts regularly for public interest groups on appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada.
John is an adjunct member of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. He is also a member of the faculty of the Philippe Kirsch Institute and an active contributor to continuing legal education. In 2013, he was the Constitutional Litigator in Residence at the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights.
John is a Director of the Canadian Council of Criminal Defence Lawyers. He is an Assistant Editor of the Canadian Rights Reporter, and has authored several scholarly articles.
In 2011, John received the Catzman Award for Professionalism and Civility in the practice of law from The Advocates’ Society.
John received his LL.B. from the University of Toronto in 1991 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1993.