John’s practice and that of his firm, McLeish Orlando LLP, is dedicated exclusively to representing individuals who have suffered serious personal injuries, including traumatic brain injury and spinal cord damage. John also represents family members in wrongful death cases.
John is a frequent lecturer and is published widely on continuing legal education programs on trial advocacy and matters related to actions for personal injury and wrongful death damages. He is a co-author of four textbooks on Personal Injury and Trial Advocacy.
John served as a past president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association and is named in the National Post’s list of Best Lawyers in Canada. He is also recognized in Lexpert’s list of Leading Practitioners in Toronto as Most Frequently Recommended and is rated AV (Pre-eminent) by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review.
Most recently John was named Toronto’s 2013 Lawyer of the Year in Personal Injury Litigation by Best Lawyers in Canada. He was also named Toronto’s Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in Canada. As well, John is an elected Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a North American organization which recognizes excellence in trial lawyers.
Furthermore, Canadian Lawyer Magazine chose McLeish Orlando LLP as one of the top five personal injury law firms in Canada.