Foreign Associate Attorney John Marrese

John Marrese

John Marrese joined Ohara & Furukawa in December of 2017. He serves as the firm’s foreign legal associate and works on matters relating to English language international contracts, international civil disputes, and Japanese – English translation. As an Ontario licensed lawyer, John also advises on matters relating to Canadian law such as Canadian immigration, probate, and divorce.

John earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Western Ontario in 2009, with a major in Philosophy and a minor in Japanese. During his time at Western, he studied abroad for one year at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies and has since become fluent in Japanese.

John went on to obtain his law degree in both Canada and the U.S. In 2013, he graduated with a dual J.D. from  the University of Ottawa and Michigan State University. He attended part of his law school education at Doshisha Law School in Kyoto, Japan. John was called to the Ontario bar in 2015.

In 2011, John spent his summer working for the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel for the Senate of Canada. He went on to spend his next summer working with in-house legal counsel at Carillion Canada. These opportunities provided him with a wide array of legal experience.

In 2015, John worked for Krylov Lam & Company, with a focus on civil litigation. John has substantial litigation experience with appearances before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and the Financial Services Commission of Ontario.

John prides himself on fighting for justice and getting his clients the compensation that they deserve.

Legal Experience

  • Associate Attorney-at-Law at Krylov Lam & Company, 2015 – 2017
  • Associate Attorney-at-Law at Ohara & Furukawa, 2017 – Present

Education and Bar Admissions

  • Admitted as a Lawyer in Ontario, Canada,
    2015
  • University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, J.D., 2013
  • Michigan State University, College of Law, J.D., 2013
  • University of Western Ontario, Major in Philosophy / Minor in Japanese, 2009