John J L Hunter conducts a commercial litigation and arbitration practice with Hunter Litigation Chambers, a 23-lawyer litigation firm in Vancouver, BC. He appears regularly in the trial and appellate courts of British Columbia in a wide range of commercial and public law matters and has represented clients as diverse as Imperial Tobacco, Weyerhaeuser and the Attorney-General of British Columbia in the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2013 he was appointed amicus curiae by the Supreme Court of Canada in the Senate Reform Reference before that Court.
Mr Hunter is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the International Society of Barristers. He has been identified as a leading practitioner in corporate-commercial litigation in Chambers Global, Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Best Lawyers of Canada and Benchmark Canada. Mr Hunter is an honorary member of the Commercial Bar Association of England and Wales, and has been called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn.
A graduate of Yale University, the London School of Economics and the University of Toronto, Mr Hunter served as law clerk to the Honourable John L Farris, CJBC, in 1975–76. He was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1977 and is also a member of the bars of Ontario and Yukon in Canada. Mr Hunter served as president of the Law Society of British Columbia in 2008 and as president of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada in 2012. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1994.
WWL says: John Hunter receives praise from clients and peers for his “formidable courtroom presence”.
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