John H. E. Middlebro'

John Sr. was a founding partner of the firm, and practiced with the firm until his death in 2013. He was a 1965 graduate of the University of Western Ontario, associated with Huron College, and graduated from UWO Law School in 1968. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1970 and practiced law in Owen Sound for 43 years in many subject areas including Real Estate, Labour Relations, Civil Litigation, Wills and Estate Administration, Corporate/Commercial transactions and governance, and Provincial Offences Prosecutions. He was a veteran Deputy Justice of the Ontario Superior Court, Small Claims Division with over 25 years service, a former Ontario Assessment Review Board Member and former Member of the Federal CPP/OAS Appeals Tribunal. He was a founding member of the Grey County Legal Aid Committee and a Past President of the Grey County Law Association. John acted as counsel for a key party in the 2000 Walkerton Water Inquiry.

Over the years, John was a member of countless community organizations, clubs, and associations. In his last years, he was “Counsel” to the Firm.

John's big personality and love of life in law will be forever missed. He was father, teacher, partner and mentor to the lawyers of the firm.