John is an experienced trial lawyer who has represented clients before the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the British Columbia Court of Appeal. He was called to the bar of British Columbia in 2001 and has since exclusively devoted his career to representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters. His experience spans a range of complex litigation, including cases involving chronic pain, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic injury, neurological injury and psychological disorders. He is a member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, Canadian Bar Association and American Association for Justice.
John was born and raised in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, with the exception of four boyhood years spent living in the northern coastal town of Kitimat. He attended the University of British Columbia immediately after high school and graduated with an undergraduate degree in history in 1997. John received his law degree from the University of British Columbia in 2000.
Following law school, John completed his articles with Gordon Hilliker, Q.C. at the personal injury law firm of Garton & Harris in Port Coquitlam. He later partnered with Bill Harris and Thomas Eaton Sprague to form the law firm of William J. Harris & Partners. John went on to practice for a few years at another personal injury law firm in Vancouver before he happily joined Guy Collette, and his former law school classmate, Richard Parsons, in May 2018.