John Hollander, Associate

Direct Line: 613-564-3010
Telephone: 613-233-4474  ext. 240

John, who began practicing law in Ottawa in 1978, joined MBC Law’s predecessor firm in 2001 and is today a member of the firm’s Financial Loss Recovery and Wills and Estates Law practice groups.

Primarily a civil litigator and trial counsel John has, throughout his distinguished career, conducted many civil trials in Eastern Ontario with appearances before Ontario’s appellate courts.

In addition to being a presenter at the prestigious Canadian Institute in Toronto, he has on multiple occasions spoken at the Civil Litigation Conference conducted by the County of Carleton Law Association. John has also taught the intensive Trial Advocacy Course at the University of Ottawa’s Common Law Program since January 2012.

In March 2019, John was the honoured recipient of the Carleton Medal in recognition of “great diligence, high ideals and outstanding leadership in the practice of law throughout [his] career.”

Through his innovative Advocacy Club, John trains junior lawyers and law students from firms and schools across the Ottawa region and now online across the province. Beyond fostering skills, leadership, and collegiality, participants in his “Boot Camp” sessions receive a comprehensive introduction to essential advocacy skillsets including interview and case analysis through to direct examinations, discovery and cross-examination.  As part of the Advocacy Club, John presents more advanced sessions including presentation techniques, discovery, mediation, case analysis, use of themes, cross-examination, expert witnesses and negotiation.

In 2016, John started the Chat with Lawyers podcast in which he interviews both senior litigators and emerging junior lawyers regarding advocacy techniques and professionalism issues. You can listen to his podcasts at

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