John Siferd



John Siferd


John is an associate in the Estates, Trusts and Charities Practice Group at WeirFoulds. His practice is focused on estates, trusts and capacity litigation.

Prior to joining WeirFoulds, John summered and articled at the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee, a branch of the Ministry of the Attorney General. At the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee, John gained experience across a diverse range of practice areas including civil and estates litigation, family law, trusts, guardianship, and power of attorney matters.

While completing his law degree at Queen’s University, John was involved in the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic where he advised on estate administration issues and prepared wills and power of attorneys for low-income residents in the Kingston area. For his exceptional service to his clients and contributions to the clinic John was awarded the Queen’s Law Prize in Clinical Elder Law.

Outside of his legal work, John can be found with his nose in a good book or outside enjoying nature (preferably both). John is also an avid cyclist; in 2010 he biked all the way from Toronto to Winnipeg.


    • Queen’s Law Prize in Clinical Elder Law, 2018
    • Samuel James Stubbs Fellowship, 2012
    • Anderson Bastedo Cavers Memorial Prize for English, 2010
    • James Harris Scholarship, 2008
    Called to the Bar
    • Ontario (2020)

    • J.D., Queen’s University, 2019
    • B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto, 2012
    • Ontario Bar Association
    • Law Society of Ontario

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