John Hunter

Associate

Toronto
JHunter@blg.com
416.367.6339

John maintains a diverse practice that includes product liability, municipal and police liability, class actions and mental health law.  He is interested in new and developing technology and innovation, including medical devices and autonomous vehicles.

John leverages his experience working within the in‑house legal departments of two leading Ontario hospitals and his prior training as a social worker to craft creative, client-centred and practical solutions to areas of legal risk.  His social work experience has proved effective in the defence and resolution of sensitive and complex claims.

He has appeared before the Superior Court of Justice and Divisional Court, and has acted as counsel in other venues for dispute resolution. In his mental health practice, John regularly appears before the Ontario Review Board representing the person in charge of hospitals.

John has a special interest in mentorship and contribution to the legal community.  He serves as a mentor to law students and regularly contributes to articles and bulletins on emerging issues in industry and the law.

John joined BLG's Toronto office after summering and articling at the firm.

Experience

  • Assisted with defence and resolution of largest Canadian consumer class action on behalf of major automobile manufacturer.
  • Co-counsel at trial for a police services board and individual defendants arising out of arrest and charging of plaintiff, with all claims dismissed at conclusion of trial.
  • Sole counsel at Small Claims Court trial for a police services board and individual defendant, with all claims dismissed at conclusion of trial. 

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Toronto Lawyers Association

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2016
  • JD, Queen's University, 2015
  • MSW, University of Toronto, 2012
  • BA (Hons.), University of Toronto, 2010