John is a senior litigation partner in the McKercher LLP Saskatoon office practising in civil litigation, class actions and mass torts, and corporate and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience in complex commercial and contractual disputes, professional negligence, labour law, tax and First Nations litigation. He has appeared before many Arbitration Boards, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Saskatchewan, the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan, the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also appeared in the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal, and the Northwest Territories Court of Appeal. He has acted before the Saskatoon Police Commission, the Saskatchewan Police Commission, the Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board, the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Commission, the International Trade Tribunal, and the Indian Claims Commission. He has been listed as a leading practitioner in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and has been recognized by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 for Bet-the-Company Litigation, Corporate & Commercial Litigation, and Labour & Employment Law in Saskatoon. He was called to the Bar in 1977 and appointed QC in 1987.
Year Called to the Bar:
Litigation - Corporate Commercial
Litigation - Directors' & Officers' Liability
Litigation - Commercial Insurance