John Melia


John’s practice focuses on all aspects of construction law and commercial litigation.

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613.238.6321 ext 292


Legal Clerk / Assistant
Favour Jojolola
613.238.6321 ext. 298

With over 20 years of dedicated counsel work, John is a leading commercial and construction lawyer. His wide ranging experience includes representation of Canadian and international contractors, subcontractors and construction managers, municipal, institutional and commercial owners, professional engineers and architects, and bonding companies and construction insurers.

John’s construction law practice includes construction contract drafting and review, project delivery and financing advice, public and private procurement and course of construction counsel work, construction liens, delay claims, deficiency and warranty disputes and construction bonding and insurance disputes.

In addition, John is widely regarded as a leading commercial dispute resolution and litigation counsel with expertise in corporate governance, shareholder and partnership disputes, real property and development law, commercial leasing law, banking, insolvency and restructuring matters and debtor/creditor disputes.

John is a Lexpert ranked construction lawyer since 2021 and was a featured lawyer in the 2022 Lexpert Special Edition on Canada’s Leading Infrastructure Lawyers.