Jon is a partner with Harrison Pensa LLP. Jon’s practice focuses almost exclusively on plaintiffs’ side class action work.
Honoured in 2013 as one of Lexpert’s Leading Lawyers Under 40 in Canada and by Business London Magazine as a member of London, Ontario’s top 20 under 40. Also recognized by Lexpert as a leading practitioner in Canada in class action litigation.
Jon has litigated a full range of class action matters and has accumulated considerable class actions trial experience in particular. Jon has litigated class action matters involving securities law, competition law, financial services and insurance, pensions and employment law, intellectual property, franchise law, consumer complaints and product liability law.
Jon has negotiated and mediated many class action settlements and has much experience in the design of notice and claims distribution systems for class members. A frequent writer and presenter on class actions at leading legal conferences, Jon also often provides legal commentary to media outlets such as the CBC, the National Post, the Globe and Mail, the Lawyers Weekly and others.
Jon is a graduate of the law school at Western University and also completed the “Emerging Leaders in Law Firms” executive legal program at the Harvard Law School.
Jon was a gold medal winner at the 1997 Canadian University Track and Field Championships, was the Captain of the University of Western Ontario Track and Field Team (1995 to 1997), and earned First Team All Canadian status as a track and field athlete.