John is an advocate. He has extensive experience in insurance litigation, both in professional negligence actions and otherwise. He has acted for a number of insurers, including the Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company, General Accident, Simcoe Erie Group, Standard Life, Encon, and Mutual Life. John also has extensive experience in labour and employment law, in both the private and public sectors, and in all aspects of civil and commercial litigation.
John has held many positions in professional organizations, including the Chairmanship of a number of committees or task forces, and membership on the Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association. He served as Director, Vice-President and President of the Advocates' Society. He is a Past President of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Thomas More Guild of Ottawa and John Howard Society of Ottawa. John has served on the boards and advisory committees of a number of social agencies. He is a Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and International Academy of Trial Lawyers.
John was a member of the Faculty of Osgoode Hall Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop each summer for over 12 years, and has participated as a lecturer and demonstrator in trial advocacy on a regular basis in seminars sponsored by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, County of Carleton Law Association, and University of Ottawa Law School.