1-613-233-0008 [email protected] #406-222 Somerset St W, Ottawa ON K2P 2G3


criminal trial lawyer ottawa


Lawyer / Managing Director

Fast Facts About Joshua

Joshua feels comfortable defending any criminal charge, however the following areas are of particular interest:
  • Domestic Offences
  • Sexual assault
  • Fraud
  • Drugs
  • Impaired Driving
  • 2002 University of Ottawa B.A. (Hon.)(English & Communication)
  • 2008 University of Ottawa LL.B. (Bachelor of laws)

Called to the Bar

  • Law Society of Ontario – 2009
  • Criminal Lawyers’ Association
  • Defence Counsel Association of Ottawa
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Barristers for a Better Bytown
  • Reach Canada
  • CHEO
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • Royal Ottawa Hospital
  • Action Réfugiés Montréal
Email: [email protected]

Mobile: 613.863.5137

Office: 613.233.0008 x 522

Joshua Clarke is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer. He knows clients want and deserve the best possible result for their case.

Joshua is committed to keeping clients fully-informed throughout their experience. The high quality service he provides includes cost-efficiencies that he is committed to finding wherever possible.


Joshua grew up in Ottawa, where he discovered a lifelong passion for the Toronto Maple Leafs AND Ottawa Senators (yes, both). Before being called to the bar, Joshua served as an artillery officer in the Canadian Armed Forces. Retiring in 2003, Joshua knew he wanted to continue giving an important service to Canadians, so he went to law school.


In his spare time, Joshua can often be seen at the Ottawa Hunt and Golf club. He likes spending time with his spouse and two young children. Joshua is very interested in physical fitness and is never happier than when riding his motorcycle.

Armoured Suits

After his call to the bar, Joshua co-founded the firm that would become Armoured Suits. Joshua knew that many lawyers were good with the law, but too few focused on the service they provided their clients. For Joshua, good service comes from efficient systems. He has focused on developing and implementing systems that:

  • Keep his clients informed at every stage of the process
  • Standardize the delivery of legal services so that everyone in the firm contributes to the client’s service
  • Utilize technology to create efficiencies, thereby reducing overall cost

Joshua’s clients benefit from his calm demeanour and reasoned approach to their cases. His extensive courtroom experience and razor-like focus on getting justice for his clients makes him an excellent choice to lead your defence.

Mr. Clarke represented my case phenomenally from the beginning. He was very comforting and easy to talk to and explained everything in different scenarios to make sure I understood everything clearly. I can’t thank him and his team enough for the best possible outcome…case closed.

– Christopher

Acquitted, not guilty.

This was the best possible outcome for my case. Believe me, now that this matter has been resolved, it has helped turn my fortunes around one hundred and eighty degrees toward the better.

– Stephane

Joshua In The Media

Lawyer for Ottawa fire captain ‘cannot fathom’ why client charged with failing to give medical assistance

Joshua Clark, Criminal Defence Lawyer, says he can't understand why Ottawa police would charge Captain Gregory Wright, a veteran firefighter. “While we respect the criminal process, we cannot fathom why he has been charged with this offence, having done nothing wrong....

Cannabis Edibles and The Law

Armoured Suits criminal defence lawyer Joshua Clarke speaks to CTV Ottawa Morning Live. During this segment, he shares details on what responsibilities people have if they decide to bring cannabis edibles into their home.

Woman dies after falling through floor at Ottawa demolition site; friend faces charges

GARY DIMMOCK Original Article Appeared in the Ottawa Citizen | December 11, 2019 Tracey Anne Millsop’s untimely death on May 3, 2018 never made the news until now. Mother of two children. Known for helping others, whether as a teacher’s aide or shovelling snow....

Former fire chief from Elgin pleads guilty to bilking taxpayers out of $65,000 (IOV)

Gerald Bennett’s sentencing hearing Sept. 3 Laurie Weir, Smiths Falls Record News A former eastern Ontario fire chief pleaded guilty to charges of theft, fraud and breach of trust Monday July 8 in Brockville criminal court. Sentencing for Gerald Bennett, 61, of Elgin,...

Former Brockville-area fire chief pleads guilty to $65,000 fraud

The former fire chief of Gananoque and the Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands has pleaded guilty of defrauding the municipalities of more than $65,000 over a four-year period.

His lawyer, Armoured Suits Ottawa’s Joshua Clarke, has noted that Bennett has “agreed to pay back the $45,000 that he took from the town and township and the money is in trust”.

Opioid deaths on the rise in Canada – Judges get tough on fentanyl dealers

Opioid death are on the rise in Canada. Former Ottawa pharmacist, Waseem Shaheen, convicted of trafficking $1,000,000 worth of fentanyl patches, was sentenced to 14 years in prison - it's the toughest sentence ever handed down to a pharmacist dealing fentanyl....

Pot Laws & Drug Impaired Driving

Joshua Clarke from Armoured Suits Criminal Defence Lawyers speaks with Henry Burris and CTV Morning Live Ottawa about the current pot laws. Joshua covers topics including possession, distribution, trafficking, and penalties. He also delves into drug impaired driving...