John Evans provides effective representation in business related litigation. A highly respected advocate with experience in most spheres of commercial litigation, including real property, shareholder rights, professional negligence, breach of contract, tort, misrepresentation, fraud, libel. Shaping a client’s story into a balanced claim or defence is John’s purpose – not golf, not wine. The respect of judges and other counsel opens opportunities to advance the interests of his clients. Over 50 years of trials and negotiated settlements for individuals and for companies in complex cases. John is now retained as a Mediator where his experience and his character are effective in bringing resolution. Queen’s Counsel 1979; Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation 1988; Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers 1999; LSO Medal for Distinguished Service to the Profession 2008; OBA Award of Excellence – Insurance Law 2008; OBA Award of Excellence – Civil Litigation 2013; President, The Advocates’ Society of Ontario 1990-91; President, Hamilton Law Association 1979; Founding Chair, Sopinka Cup. Lexpert® and The Best Lawyers in Canada admission for over 20 years.