John Moshonas

Retired Member


John is a senior litigator who has been an integral part of Whitelaw Twining’s general insurance practice for over 35 years. John has a wealth of experience at all levels of the British Columbia court system particularly in the areas of bodily injury, construction, surety and professional liability.

Effective April 21, 2023, John will be retiring from the active practice of law as well as his mediation practice.

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Introductory Mediation Programme, Justice Institute of British Columbia, 2015

“Mediating the Litigation Case”, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law, 2015

LL.B., McGill University, 1981

B.C.L., McGill University, 1981

B.Comm. (Business Administration), Concordia University, 1976

B.A. (Economics), Concordia University, 1975

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1982
  • Associate Member of The Surety Association of Canada
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association Civil Litigation, Construction Law and Insurance Law Sections


  • Surety Bonds as part of a Comprehensive Risk Management Program, February 2015
  • Surety Claims, Evolving Trends and Practical Considerations, February 2013
  • Overview of Substantive Changes to the Insurance Act (B.C.), February 2010. 
Co-Author with John A. Vamplew and Robert B. Lilly
  • Subrogation: Basic Principles, Emerging Trends and Practical Considerations, February 2006. Co-Author with John A. Vamplew and Sean R. Lerner


  • Listed in the Best Lawyers in Canada from 2012 – 2021 (Insurance Law & Construction Law)
  • Martindale Hubble Peer Review – Distinguished Rating
  • Recognized by the British Columbia Chapter of the Canadian Academy of Distinguished Neutrals as a leader in the areas of civil/commercial mediation