A fourth-generation lawyer born and raised in Vancouver, John exclusively practices plaintiff’s personal injury litigation. Advocacy is John’s greatest strength and privilege. He is dedicated to the craft of trial law.
Known for providing exceptional, ethical service, John quarterbacks a legal support team that helps clients and their families navigate one of the most upsetting and stressful periods of their lives. There is no substitute for good health – and there is no limit to the time, effort and financial resources that John will devote to helping his clients heal as quickly as possible, obtain justice and move forward with their lives.
John prosecutes severe and catastrophic claims, including traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord trauma, neurological, orthopaedic and dental injuries, as well as psychiatric trauma and chronic pain. A significant component of John’s practice is devoted to negligent injury to children, and holding those responsible for their health and safety accountable for any harms and losses they cause to children in our communities.
In 2019 John was selected by his legal peers for inclusion in the publication The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of personal injury litigation. John is a frequent guest speaker and panelist at medical-legal education seminars on emergent legal issues and litigation and trial strategy. John has been counsel in a number of precedent-setting cases, including: the largest punitive damages award ever ordered by a Canadian judge for reckless driving causing injury; and the largest British Columbian special costs award ever ordered against an insured Defendant for conduct during litigation. John has also been counsel in some of BC’s largest ever damage awards for soft tissue injuries and chronic pain, post-traumatic headaches, and emotional and psychological trauma. His law practice also includes class action proceedings, medical negligence, fatality and family compensation actions, and wrongful denial of insurance coverage claims.
John is proud to sit on the Executive of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (TLABC), which holds powerful insurance companies like ICBC to account by shining a light on their conduct. He is currently TLABC 1st Vice President. The TLABC fights for the rights of individuals, access to justice and the independence of the judiciary, while educating law-makers and the public about right and wrong in our systems of law.