- Goldwyn Arthur Martin
Goldwyn Arthur Martin CC, QC, BA, LL.D (1913 -
26 February 2001) was a justice of the Ontario Court of Appealand one of the most prominent experts in criminal lawin Canada.
Martin was born in
Huntsville, Ontario. He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law Schoolin 1938 and became a defence lawyer in 1940. During that career, he has never lost a case with any of his 60 clients facing murder charges. He was appointed to the Ontario Court of Appealin 1973, and retired in 1988.
He was appointed an Officer of the
Order of Canadain 1991 and further promoted to a Companion of that order in 1997. He received Doctor of Laws honorary degrees from the Queen's Universityand the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Martin never married. Throughout his career, he relied on his older sister Arlene to assist with his work.
* [http://www.carswell.com/authors/showprofile.asp?aid=1352 Carswell: Mr Justice G. Arthur Martin]
* [http://www.lutz.nb.ca/comm/crimlaw/cl4.htm speech in honour of Martin]
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