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Introduction

Joseph Cescon is dedicated and creative; his talent for putting a case together for his clients is unparalleled.

  • Consistently ranked as one of the Top Ten Personal Injury Boutique law firms by Canadian Lawyer Magazine.
  • Lexpert® ranked law firm, based on extensive peer review process.
  • McLeish Orlando is a recognized leader in wrongful death and personal injury law, exclusively representing individuals who have suffered serious personal injury or have lost a loved one through the negligence of others.

About Joseph Cescon

Joseph is a partner of McLeish Orlando Lawyers and has dedicated his practice exclusively to working for injured clients and their families. He has handled a wide variety of personal injury cases, for people of all ages, and has the experience and dedication required to achieve a successful outcome, no matter how complex the case. A passionate advocate, Joseph strives to assist his clients in their recovery and in the pursuit of their goals.

In addition to cases arising from negligence relating to the operation of vehicles, Joseph acts for plaintiffs injured as a result of the negligence of: commercial and social hosts, sports facilities and instructors, medical professionals, corporations, and municipalities.  Joseph regularly represents clients before the Licence Appeal Tribunal regarding Statutory Accident Benefits disputes.

Joseph is a Board Member of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. He has lectured at conferences held by The Law Society of Ontario, The Ontario Bar Association and The Medicolegal Society of Toronto, among others.  He is a co-author of the The Oatley – McLeish Guide to Personal Injury Practice in Motor Vehicle Cases.  Joseph is a long time Board member of the Brain Injury Association of Waterloo Wellington.

Practicing Law since 2009, after graduating from Kings College, Dalhousie and Western Universities, Joseph has been recognized as one to watch by Lexpert Rising Stars 2020: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Awards and by Best Lawyers in 2022.

Known for his ability to empathize with his clients and their family members, Joseph will patiently guide you through the legal process with efficiency and compassion. He will work with you and your rehabilitation team to secure your future. When your case is resolved, Joseph will remain available to answer any questions you may have.

Outside of the office, Joseph and his wife’s world revolves around their daughter and son. He is an avid cyclist, an outdoors enthusiast, and a frequent volunteer.

Education

  • University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law
    D.- 2008
  • Dalhousie University
    A. – 2005
    Honors
    Major: Philosophy and Contemporary Studies
  • University of King’s College – 2005

Bar Admission

  • Ontario, 2009

Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of Waterloo Wellington since 2013.

Our Results

Below, you’ll find a sample of our results and success stories.

  • $12.1

    Our past client suffered from Quadriplegia due to the negligence of the other party. The lawyers at McLeish Orlando were able to recover $12.1 M in this Occupiers’ Liability case settlement.

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  • $1.9 Million

    Our lawyers represented a past client who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury and seven serious fractures. Our lawyers were able to recover $1.9M in the MVA case settlement.

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  • $2.3 Million

    Our client suffered from severe orthopaedic injuries. The lawyers at McLeish Orlando were able to recover $2.3M in this Motorcycle Accident Case.

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  • $2.3 Million

    The lawyers at McLeish Orlando settled this orthopaedic injury case for over $2.3M.

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  • $2.4 Million

    Our client was struck by a car while riding his e-bike. The lawyers at McLeish Orlando settled this motor vehicle accident case for $2.4M.

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  • $2.5 Million

    Our lawyers were able to recover $2.5M in paediatric Injury settlement for our client.

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  • $3 Million

    The lawyers at McLeish Orlando recovered $3M in a traumatic brain injury case for a client who was struck by a vehicle as a pedestrian.

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  • $3.5 Million

    The lawyers at McLeish Orlando recovered $3.5M in this pedestrian accident case for their client.

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  • $4 Million

    The lawyers at McLeish Orlando were able to achieve a $4M ski accident settlement for their client and his family.

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  • $3.6 Million

    We built a case that eventually resulted in our client receiving a $3.6M car accident case settlement.

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  • $4.6 Million

    Our lawyers successfully recovered $4.6M in the incomplete quadriplegic settlement case for our past client.

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  • $3.4 Million

    Our lawyers were able to recover over $3.4M in the case of a pedestrian accident settlement, providing this man with the compensation needed to cope with his inability to return to work, and with his future care requirements.

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  • $12 Million

    McLeish Orlando Lawyers worked diligently to get the highest possible car accident settlement for our client, totaling $12M. The money will help provide long term care for both him and his family.

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  • $15.7 Million

    McLeish Orlando Lawyers were able to successfully settle the case of a spinal cord injury for our past client.

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  • $21 Million

    After motions before the trial judge and an order striking out the jury along with evidentiary orders, the case settled. The mountain biking accident settlement claim advanced for the boy by the lawyers at McLeish Orlando was $21M.

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  • $10 Million

    Our lawyers were able to get over $10M for the quadriplegic injury settlement, giving this young girl a sense of financial security towards gaining an enjoyment of life.

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  • $6.3 Million

    The lawyers at McLeish Orlando were able to recover over $6.3M in the catastrophic injury settlement for our client, which will go towards ongoing expenses such as medical and rehabilitation bills, home modifications needed for accessibility, and future lost income.

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  • $12 Million

    McLeish Orlando Lawyers were able to successfully settle the case of traumatic brain injury and fracture/dislocation of the cervical spine for our past client.

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  • $9.8 Million

    The lawyers at McLeish Orlando were able to recover $9.8M in the motorcycle accident settlement for our client. This will not only help with ongoing medical treatments and therapies, but also ensure that his family will be financially supported despite a loss in their father’s income.

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*Disclaimer: Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results. Amounts recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.


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