John Nicholl, AdE, BCL, LLB (McGill). Founding partner of a leading Canadian insurance defence boutique that merged with Clyde & Co in 2011. He is based in Toronto, but practises in both Ontario and Québec. John has extensive trial and appellate experience litigating and arbitrating insurance and reinsurance coverage and liability defence cases in English and French, including class action defence. Featured in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory since 1997 as a leading practitioner in the fields of Professional Liability, Litigation – Product Liability, Litigation – D&O Liability, and Litigation – Commercial Insurance. Ranked as Band 1 by Chambers and Partners Canada since 2017 in the field of Insurance – Dispute Resolution. Listed in Who's Who Legal (2017, Compendium Edition – 2019, Global Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers – 2019, Canada Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers – 2019). Best Lawyers' Lawyer of the Year 2011 (Insurance Law, Montréal). Listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2006 in the fields of class action litigation, directors' and officers' liability practice, insurance law, and legal malpractice law. Martindale-Hubbell AV preeminent peer review rating is 5/5 for insurance, professional liability, and litigation. Called to the Bar in Ontario and Québec.
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