Julian Porter, Q.C.

Sole practitioner since 2000.

Julian Porter, Q.C. has been a barrister since he was called to the Bar. His first 8 years were with John Sopinka at Fasken’s. Julian has been involved in a variety of civil and criminal cases throughout the Province. He has given numerous lectures on cross-examination and libel. He is co-author of Canadian Libel Practice. He has been Chairman of the Toronto Transit Commission, President of the CNE and on the Boards of the Cancer Research Foundation and the Stratford Festival.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the recipient of an honorary LL.D. from both Queen’s University and The Law Society of Upper Canada.

Julian is married to Anna Porter.

Julian has been ranked in Lexpert Directory® as Leading Practitioner – Toronto, “Most frequently recommended” since 2008. he has also been ranked as Best Lawyers® 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in Defamation and Media Law – Toronto and continues to be ranked by Best Lawyers every year since 2013. He has also received the Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rating for 30 years which it describes as its highest possible peer review rating in legal ability and ethical standards.

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Books by Julian Porter

“Who can resist an art critic with attitude?”
Former Supreme Court Justice, Ian Binnie

149 Paintings You Really Need to See in North America
149 Paintings You Really Need to See in Europe (So You Can Ignore the Others)
This essential companion to all the major European museums and galleries discusses some of the world’s greatest paintings from Gitoo (1328) right through Picasso (1936).
149 Paintings You Really Need to See in North America (So You Can Ignore the Others)
This lively companion highlights the essential paintings, by some of the world’s greatest painters, from Giotto to Picasso, on display in North American museums and galleries.
Available from Dundurn
or your favourite bookseller.
Available from Dundurn
or your favourite bookseller.