50 Queen St N, Suite 1020, PO Box 2248, Kitchener, ON
Year called to bar: 1984 (ON)
John Doherty is a partner in Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region office and leader of the firm’s National Expropriation Law Group. He practises civil litigation with a focus on municipal and commercial litigation. In his commercial litigation practice, John is an advocate before the Superior Court of Ontario, Ontario’s Divisional Court, and Court of Appeal. His municipal litigation practice, which focuses on municipal planning and expropriation matters, leads him to appear before municipal boards and councils and a variety of administrative tribunals, including the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal. John acts for property owners, tenants, and business owners with respect to planning, zoning, and expropriation matters involving land development and public project/land acquisitions. John has written and lectured on a variety of topics relating to the law of expropriation. He is a past Chair and current member of the board of directors of the Ontario Expropriation Association, where he chairs the Legislative Reform Committee. A past managing partner of his office and a member of the firm’s national executive committee from 1999 to 2009, John is also active in community organizations. He has been recognized in both The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada.