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May 1, 2024

James (JJ) Johnston

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Johnston Mediation

JJ Johnston, a distinguished commercial mediator, has carved a niche in employment and class-action cases. His journey into mediation began over two decades ago when, after a lengthy career as a litigator, he ventured into part-time mediation. Beginning in 2002, and for the next 15 years, he juggled his role as an employment lawyer with his growing mediation practice. By 2017, he realized that the time he was devoting to practicing employment law was taking away from his mediation practice, so he made the decision to become a full-time mediator. Since then, Mr. Johnston has emerged as a highly respected employment and class action mediator with a well-deserved reputation as being a go-to neutral in cases involving complex legal and factual issues. As one attorney put it, Mr. Johnston “is creative and relentless!”

In addition to his extensive knowledge of employment law, Mr. Johnston is well-known for publishing a monthly newsletter summarizing appellate decisions in the field, which is highly regarded in the legal community and has been cited in a published court of appeal decision.

Mr. Johnston’s exceptional skills and dedication have not gone unnoticed. He holds prestigious memberships in the International Academy of Mediators and the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals; elite groups that invite only the most accomplished neutrals. His transition from a seasoned employment lawyer to a respected full-time mediator highlights his expertise, and unwavering dedication to resolving complex legal disputes. His contributions to both employment law and mediation have solidified his status as a respected and influential figure in the legal community.

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