John Brooks QC

Visiting Practitioner


Law, Faculty of


1 506 453 4669

John is a graduate of UNB Law (Class of ’78) and a member of the bar of Newfoundland and Labrador. He practises primarily in criminal law, having served as a Provincial Crown Attorney for 20 years in various parts of the province, and then as a Federal Crown Attorney from 2002-2012 in St John’s. He is a past Bencher of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador, having served two terms from 2001-2009. Since 2012 he has been both a Federal Crown agent and defence counsel. John has appeared in many trials and appeals at all level of courts in Newfoundland and Labrador and Nunavut and recently in the Supreme Court of Canada.

Since 1994 John has helped teach the Fundamentals of Advocacy program. As a visiting practitioner he has given lectures on advocacy, criminal law, the Charter, advanced criminal law problems and procedure, historical sexual assaults, and professional responsibility.