Practicing in association with Durant Barristers.



Founder, McIntyre Health Law

John (he/him) founded McIntyre Health Law, which practices in association with Durant Barristers, after working as a senior associate in a leading health law group at one of the largest law firms in Canada. Before this, John served as a judicial law clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario, with Justices MacPherson, Pepall, Benotto and Miller.


John routinely represents and advises clients in the health care sector, including hospitals, public health units and healthcare practitioners. His practice focuses on professional regulation and discipline (including College complaints and investigations), medical staff credentialing, appellate advocacy, civil litigation (including medical malpractice suits), as well as general legal, operational and risk advice. He also provides both external counsel and secondment support to hospitals as needed. He has acted as counsel at all levels of court in Ontario, the Supreme Court of Canada and various tribunals. In 2021, he was recognized as “One to Watch” in Health Care Law by the Best Lawyers in Canada.


John provides a holistic perspective to health law with a deep understanding of the industry. He recently completed his Masters Degree in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he is concentrated in Health Leadership and Management with a Certificate in LGBTQ Public Health. While at Johns Hopkins, John worked as a Patient Safety and Quality Consultant for Johns Hopkins Health System, co-authored a proposal for federal funding of a prophylactic (PrEP) to help end the HIV epidemic in the United States and contributed as a reviewer and author to the Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management. This summer, John will also commence an administrative fellowship at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. 


In his spare time, John is an avid swimmer. In August 2019, he competed at the World Masters Swimming Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, where he placed 20th, 25th and 27th in his events. He also recently completed a two-year term as the Co-Chair of the Downtown Swim Club, Toronto’s amateur LGBTQ2S+ Masters Swim Team and recently joined the Chicago Smelts, Chicago's LGBTQ2S+ Masters Swim Team.  


Though John will primarily be working on health-related files at McIntyre Health Law, by practicing in association, we will have the opportunity to take advantage of John’s health, civil litigation and sports experience, to assist on some of our mandates. John can be contacted directly at

John McIntyre