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John A. M. Petrella

John A. M. Petrella

- Associate - Health Law and Personal Injury Practice Groups -


Email: jpetrella@lerners.ca
Phone: 519.640.6390
Fax: 519.640.3390
85 Dufferin Avenue. P.O. Box 2335, London, On N6A 4G4

Professional History

  • 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)

Selected Presentations/Publications

  • 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


  • 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)
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