John is a founding partner of McLeish Orlando Lawyers LLP. He lectures and publishes extensively for various continuing legal education programs on trial advocacy and all matters related to actions for personal injury and wrongful death damages. He is a co-author of five texts on personal injury and trial advocacy. John has served as a past president of the Ontario Trial Lawyers Association. He is named in the National Post’s list of "Best Lawyers in Canada." He is recognized on Lexpert’s list of Leading Practitioners in Toronto as Repeatedly Recommended and is rated AV (Preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell peer review. John is listed in TheBest Lawyers in Canada for Personal Injury Litigation. He has been named as Toronto’s Best Lawyer of the Year in the 2013 edition of TheBest Lawyers in Canada. In 2016 he received the Award of Excellence in Insurance Law from the Ontario Bar Association. As well, he is an elected Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Canadian Lawyer Magazine consistently chooses McLeish Orlando as one of the top 10 Personal Injury firms in Canada.