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.