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Our Team

Norman J. Groot:

Based on his police experience and his experience thereafter as a litigator, Norman has joined forces with other lawyers with police experience and created the law firm Investigation Counsel Professional Corporation.

Norman’s practice is focused on fraud recovery litigation for retailers, insurers, private companies and individuals who have incurred losses to rogue employees, officers or directors, or due to failed investments or contractual arrangements with ill intentioned third party service providers or others.  Contact Norman

 

 

John Archibald: 

John is an experienced lawyer who maintains a broad commercial litigation practice with an emphasis on protecting investor rights. He regularly acts for shareholders in investor class actions, group actions, and individual actions involving primary market (prospectus) or secondary market liability, shareholder oppression, breach of fiduciary duty, insider trading and tipping, market manipulation, and professional negligence involving audits or technical reports under National Instrument 43-101. John also has experience acting for secured and unsecured creditors in& bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings. He has appeared before all levels of the Ontario Court. Contact John 

 

 

Russell Bennett:

Based on his experience in bankruptcy and insolvency law with Bennett Bankruptcy Law, Russell is excited to join Investigation Counsel Professional Corporation to focus on fraud recovery litigation in addition to his bankruptcy and insolvency practice, and to engage in cases that feature both areas of law. Contact Russell

 

 

 

 

Canadian Fraud Lawyer

K.R. Davidson:

As a member of Investigation Counsel’s Investigation and Litigation Group, K.R. investigates and litigates complex commercial frauds. K.R.’s practice is focused on fraud recovery litigation for retailers, insurers, private companies and individuals who have incurred losses to rogue employees, officers or directors, or due to failed investments or contractual arrangements with ill intentioned third party service providers or others.  K.R. also provides Independent Supervising Solicitor (ISS) services for other law firms that obtain Anton Piller orders (civil search warrants). Contact K.R.

 

 

Al Itwar:

Assisting victims recover from the financial and psychological consequences of fraud is a passion of mine. In addition to my involvement in civil fraud prosecutions and preparing criminal fraud complaints, I am also involved in advocating for vulnerable persons through pro bono work. I am pleased to avail my unique experience in policing, the armed forces, and civil litigation to fraud victims who seek assistance from Investigation Counsel PC. Contact Al

 

 

 

Cathy O’Connor:

Cathy O’Connor is a retired Detective Sergeant who has 31 years policing experience with the Ontario Provincial Police.  Cathy has extensive experience in investigations specializing in Health Frauds. She also specializes in insurance fraud and privacy investigations relating to the Personal Health Information Protection Act.   Contact Cathy

 

 

 

 

Erin Stoik:

My interest in legal issues related to investigations and privacy started during my internship on the Ipperwash Inquiry involving the OPP. Subsequent to the Inquiry, I have been a lawyer working with Investigation Counsel PC since its inception in 2007. My practice has been focused on defending police officers and private sector investigators in all matters of civil, criminal and administrative litigation, as well as Investigation Counsel PC’s representation of industry associations. We welcome inquiries from those in the policing and private investigation communities on litigation issues that arise. Contact Erin