Jon draws on his wide-ranging experience in litigation in Canada and at the international level. He has appeared before all levels of court and before administrative tribunals in a broad array of cases, including constitutional challenges, Aboriginal law matters, contractual disputes, class actions and international prosecutions for genocide and terrorism.
Jon has extensive appellate experience. He has acted as appeals counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada in multiple cases, including acting as lead counsel in a successful appeal concerning the role of expert evidence. He has also acted before courts of appeal across Canada and at the international level before tribunals established by the United Nations.
Prior to joining Power Law, Jon prosecuted international crimes in The Hague. He also worked as trial counsel at the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, acting in dozens of trials and Charter applications. At the start of his legal career, Jon clerked for Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Jon practices law in English and French. He is also conversant in Spanish.
Prosecutor v Merhi and Oneissi, Special Tribunal for Lebanon, Appeal Judgment under reserve
White Burgess Langille Inman v Abbott and Haliburton Co., 2015 SCC 23
Bhasin v Hrynew, 2014 SCC 71
407 ETR Concession Co. v Canada (Superintendent of Bankruptcy), 2015 SCC 52
Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP v Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, 2016 SCC 30
Union Carbide Canada Inc. v Bombardier Inc., 2014 SCC 35
Fontaine v Canada (Attorney General), 2014 ONSC 4585
Trillium Motor World Ltd. v General Motors of Canada Limited, 2015 ONSC 3824
Filson v Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SKCA 80
HSBC Bank Canada v Fuss, 2013 ABCA 235
Pope Estate v Pope Estate, 2013 ONCA 611
Warren v Ontario Labour Relations Board, 2015 ONSC 7273