Year called to bar: 1970 (AB); 1978 (NT); 1981 (SK); 1982 (BC); 1984 (YT)
John R. Singleton, QC, is founder and Chair of Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP. He has concentrated on the areas of insurance, construction, professional liability, and environmental matters, on behalf of property owners, architects, engineers, contractors, regulatory agencies, and insurers, and has acted as counsel in several precedent-setting cases for clients in these areas and on environmental issues. A chartered arbitrator and mediator of complex commercial disputes, he is involved in both mediation and arbitration on behalf of his clients and as a mediator/arbitrator retained by others. Over the past decade has served as fairness advisor on over 95 infrastructure projects, including the Site C Dam and the New St. Paul’s Hospital. He is an Adjunct Professor of Construction Law at University of British Columbia and a lecturer and author of papers on loss control, construction law, insurance law, environmental law, and other subjects for trade and legal publications. John is consistently recognized as a leader in the construction legal field, regularly earning top rankings from Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, Martindale-Hubbell, and others. Benchmark Canada has designated him a “litigation star” and he is ranked band 1 by Chambers Global.