A graduate of the University of Guelph and University of Windsor School of Law, John Ferris was called to the bar in 1975. His practice is of a very general nature in the areas of Real Estate, Mortgages, Family Law, Wills, Estates, Corporations, Municipal and Land Use, Construction Liens and Civil Litigation.
In 2002 he obtained a Certificate in Dispute resolution from York University, and in 2004, a Master of Laws (ADR), also from York University. His major research paper topic for the Master’s program was “Faith-Based Conflict Resolution.”
He is a Collaborative Family Lawyer, qualified mediator and arbitrator, a trainer of collaborative lawyers, and an active member of The Collaborative Family Law Group of Grey-Bruce. He facilitates Alternative Dispute Resolution workshops and seminars and has successfully mediated many family and commercial disputes.
John has completed numerous mediation and conflict coaching training programs with Peacemaker’s Ministries (www.hispeace.org), provides Christian mediation, conflict coaching, and offers teaching and training to Churches and Faith-based groups on biblically-based conflict resolution and intervention in church conflict.
He is a member of Christian Legal Fellowship, and ADR Institute of Ontario.