John Bonn

Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Criminal Defence & Employment Law

John grew up in Trenton and is a graduate of Nicholson Catholic College. After secondary school, John completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of Western Ontario and then graduated from Dalhousie Law School in 2000. He was called to the bar in Nova Scotia in 2001. He articled and began his civil litigation practice in Halifax before returning home to Hastings County in 2004. Since then has practised the areas of personal injury, wrongful dismissal and criminal litigation. He has been a per diem prosecutor for the Ministry of the Attorney General. He has acted as a prosecutor for the Ministry of Transportation and for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. He is a member of the Extremely Serious Criminal Matters Panel of Legal Aid Ontario. He has also defended the spectrum of criminal cases, from the least serious to murder. With respect to regulatory litigation, he has defended matters under the Environmental Protection Act, and has appeared before the Ontario Municipal Board. He also has acted for numerous respondents in Ontario Human Rights Tribunal claims. John has appeared at all levels of court in Ontario, having conducted numerous criminal and civil trials, and has acted for both appellants and respondents in the Ontario Court of Appeal.

John is an active member of the Quinte community, having sat on the Boards of Directors of the Belleville General Hospital Foundation, the Hastings Children’s Aid Society, the Hastings County Law Association, and the City of Trenton Board of Parks Management and Recreation Committee. He has also been a volunteer coach and manager with the Belleville Minor Hockey Association and the Belleville Youth Soccer Club. John likes to keep active, spending his spare time running and road cycling.

John Bonn is a member of the OTLA and committed to the OTLA Code.

Legal Clerk
Personal Injury & Insurance Disputes

George brings to his clients a great deal of successful personal injury representation along with 35 years experience in civil and criminal litigation.

George Bonn started the firm in 1972. He has extensive trial experience in both civil and criminal litigation. Since the early 1990s George has restricted his practice to representing people who have been seriously injured or representing family members of people who had been wrongfully killed. George has extensive roots in the Quinte community. He regularly gives back his time and financial support to various community organizations. In particular, he is a strong supporter of the local hospital foundation. He is a founding member and lifetime director of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA). In 2009, George was awarded the prestigious OTLA John A. McLeish award, which is awarded to the person which has made an outstanding contribution to the goals of a fair trial and access to justice, as an advocate, in legal scholarship, in continuing legal education, legal writing, journalism, politics or government.

“I still have the fire in my belly to help those injured and being taken advantage of by unscrupulous insurance companies.”

George brings his wealth of experience and advocacy skills to represent clients in serious personal injury and death claims.

George Bonn is a member of the OTLA and committed to the OTLA Code.

Education
  • BComm, Queen’s University, 1967
  • LL.B., Queen’s University, 1970
Professional Associations
  • Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Past President
Community Involvement
  • St. Peter’s Catholic Church, Volunteer
Honours and Awards
  • OTLA John McLeish Award of Excellence in Advocacy
Interests
  • Time with grandchildren
  • Cooking
  • Golfing
  • The Toronto Maple Leafs
Practice Focus
  • Serious Personal Injury and Insurance Dispute cases
Team