John Douglas Waddell

  • Victoria, Southern Vancouver Island
  • Office: 250-590-9209
    Fax: 250-385-2012
  • Q.C., LL.B., Med-Arb Specialist

Civil Roster Mediator Details

I have mediated many multi-party disputes in a wide variety of subject areas. I have chaired and sat as a member of arbitration and regulatory panels.
Pro Bono, Speaker's Bureau
I have been called to both the Law Societies of Alberta and BC. I have practiced law in Victoria, BC as a litigator in private practice since 1981 and was one of the founders of the firm Waddell Raponi in 1986. I now restrict my practice to mediations and arbitrations. I have some experience in virtually all areas of litigation except family law. My working life has been greatly enriched by my volunteer experience with the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of BC, the Canadian Bar Insurance Association (now Lawyers Financial), the Government House Foundation, and the International Commission of Jurists, Canada, the YM/YWCA of Vancouver Island and other professionals and community organizations.

In 2017 I received the Georges A. Goyer, QC Memorial Award for Distinguished Service from the Canadian Bar Association, BC branch. The Award was created to recognize the exceptional contributions and/or achievements by any resident of British Columbia:
- to the legal profession in BC; or
- to jurisprudence in BC or Canada ; or
- to the law or development of the law in BC; or
- to a significant law-related benefit to the residents of BC

I am an amateur musician and writer and enjoy working collaboratively with both professionals and creative individuals. I have traveled extensively in Canada and am very proud of this country and the ideals it strives to achieve. As a person in his 60s, I like to think I bring a seasoned and empathetic persona to both mediations and arbitrations.
  • Business - Consumers
  • Community
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Housing & Real Estate
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury / Motor Vehicle
  • Wills & Estates
  • $350 - $400
    British Columbia, East and West Kootenay, Fraser Valley, Greater Vancouver, Interior North/Northern BC, Interior South/Okanagan, Northern Vancouver Island, Southern Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast
    1. Value of time devoted to matter 8 days before mediation

    2. $350+taxes flat fee plus fees as in paragraph 1 above if cancellation between 7 days and 24 hours before mediation

    3. $750+taxes plus fees as in paragraph 1 above if cancellation within 24 hours of mediation