John is a senior trial lawyer who has devoted his 20-year career exclusively 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. John has achieved multiple seven figure trial judgments and settlements for his clients. He is a longstanding member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia 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 in the northern coastal town of Kitimat. Immediately after high school, John attended the University of British Columbia where he obtained both his undergraduate degree in 1997 and his law degree in 2000.
Following law school, John completed his articles with Gordon Hilliker, QC at the personal injury law firm of Garton & Harris in Port Coquitlam and was called to the bar of British Columbia in 2001. He later partnered with Bill Harris and Thomas Eaton Sprague to form the law firm of William J. Harris & Partners. In 2013, John went on to practice at another reputable Vancouver personal injury law firm before happily joining Guy Collette and his former law school classmate, Richard Parsons, in 2018.
John is a tenacious advocate for the rights of his injured clients. He is committed to continuously finding new and effective ways to advance his clients’ rights and ensuring they achieve full and just recovery from the harms and losses suffered following traumatic injury.
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