Skip to content

How Can I Help?

London Office

Our Ontario Lawyers

When success matters, there is no substitute for the advantage that comes from experience.

Search for a lawyer below:


Search Results

We're sorry, We cannot locate any lawyers with that criteria. Please search again.

Sort By:

Experience and Expertise:

How Can We Help? We’ll be happy to match you to the right qualified Lerners Lawyer.

Meet John A. M. Petrella

Dispute Resolution and Advocacy Lawyer
Download Bio Sheet

Professional Highlights

  • Associate lawyer, Lerners LLP (2018 to present)
  • Student-at-Law, Lerners LLP (2017-2018)
  • Summer Law Student, Lerners LLP (2016)
  • Summer Law Student, Beckett Personal Injury lawyers (2015)

  • Presenter, “The Living Tree in Hibernation?: Towards a Canadian Constitutional Right to Health Care”, Canadian Law Student Conference, (March 2017)
  • “The Representation of Violence: Selected Canadian and American Newspapers’ Coverage of the 1968 Mexico City Massacre”, Olympika, The International Journal of Olympic Studies, 25, (2016)
  • Presenter, “A Man of Many Hats: Dick Beddoes at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics”, 2015 North American Society of Sport History Convention (May 2015)
  • Presenter, “Black, White, and Red All Over: A Thematic Analysis of Selected Canadian Newspapers and the 1968 Mexico City Massacre”, 12th International Symposium for Olympic Research, (October 2014)
  • “Defiance to Acceptance: The Canadian Olympic Association and the 1980 Boycott” Journal of Olympic History, 22, no. 3 (2014), 16-23, (2014)
  • (with Dalton Wolfe & Robert Petrella) “The Relationship Between Cardiovascular Disease and Inflammatory Arthritis, and the Potential Role of Exercise on the Burden of Illness: A Scoping Review”, International Journal of Cardiovascular and Cerebrovascular Disease 1(2): 21-27, (2013)
  • Presenter, “A Thematic Analysis of the Ottawa Citizen and Globe and Mail’s Coverage of the Mexico City Massacre”, 3rd Tri-University Conference: Cross-Pollinating the Field: Pluralistic Approaches to the Study of Sport (March 2013)

  • J.S.D. Tory Writing Award (2017)
  • Sun Light Foundation International Exchange Award (2016)
  • 2016 Gale Cup Second Place Factum (2016)
  • Cohen Highley LLP Award (2015)
  • Dean’s Honor List, Faculty of Law (2015, 2016)
  • Dean of Law Entrance Scholarship (2014)
  • International Centre for Olympic Studies Graduate Student Essay Competition Winner (2014)
  • Dean’s Honor List, Faculty of Health Sciences (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • Global Opportunities Award (2012)

  • Middlesex Law Association
  • The Advocates' Society

  • Master of Laws, McGill University (2021)
  • Admitted to the Ontario Bar (2018)
  • Juris Doctor (with Distinction), Western University (2017)
  • Master of Arts (Kinesiology-Sport History), Western University (2014)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors Specialization in Kinesiology), Western University (2013)