OUR TEAM

First Peoples Law Corporation and Donovan & Co. merged in July 2021 to become First Peoples Law LLP. Click here to learn more.

Meet our team

John Burns
Managing Partner*

I grew up outside of a small town in Northwestern Ontario, hunting, fishing, and spending a large part of my life on the land. This upbringing forged a connection to the natural world that continues to guide me as an advocate for Indigenous rights, culture, and economy.

I understand the importance of rights recognition and the socio-economic outcomes that follow, which is why it means so much to me both personally and professionally to be a trusted advocate for my Indigenous clients from the board room to the court room.

Outside of work, I am an avid outdoorsman. 

*Personal Law Corporation

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