John J.L. Hunter has a general commercial litigation and arbitration practice with a particular emphasis on public law issues affecting commercial interests. He has acted in a wide range of public law disputes at the trial and appellate level and frequently represents resource companies in responding to government regulation and Aboriginal rights claims. Mr. Hunter is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is currently a member of the Board of Regents of hte College. In addition to his practice as counsel, he is frequently called upon to act as arbitrator in commercial disputes. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Western Canada Arbitrators Roundtable. A graduate of Yale University, the London School of Economics and the University of Toronto Law School, Mr. Hunter was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the UBC Law School from 1988 to 2002, a Bencher of The Law Society of British Columbia from 2002 to 2008 and served as president of the Law Society in 2008 and president of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada in 2012. Author of Conducting Civil Appeals in BC (Carswell). Called to the Bars of British Columbia (1977), Ontario, Yukon and England & Wales (Lincoln's Inn). Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1994.