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  • Commercial Mediator
  • Arbitrator


  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Alberta, 1978
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Queens University, 1975

John C. Waddell - Lawyer

John Waddell has been practicing law for over 35 years. He has been involved in leadership roles with the organized Bar in British Columbia and nationally for 30 of those years.

He is a husband, a father and a grandfather. From these responsibilities John has learned a great deal about many areas of the law and the importance of listening, being respectful and providing wise, sensible advice. His aim is always to guide clients through difficult times with the least stress and cost as possible. As with everyone at Waddell Raponi LLP, John’s responsibility is to focus, above all, on the needs and reality of the client. John has restricted his practice to focus on his work as a commercial mediator and arbitrator. He has vast experience in civil litigation, including personal injury, employment, administrative, and public law in such areas as elections, policing and consumer protection. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1997. He is currently practicing in the role as Associate Counsel.


      • Accredited – Commercial Law Mediator and Arbitrator
      • President – Canadian Bar Association Financial
      • A Member of the Attorney General of British Columbia’s List of Special Prosecutors
      • Member – Law Society Hearing Panels
      • Past President – Canadian Bar Insurance Association
      • Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch, Past President
      • Law Society of British Columbia
      • Canadian Bar Association