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John Drover

John Drover


Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law



Ashley Francis (Paralegal/Assistant)
Phone: 1-709-570-8124
Fax: 1-709-753-5221

A partner at Roebothan McKay Marshall with more than 10 years of legal experience, John Drover has built a thriving practice focused on Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, and Intellectual Property.

His academic accomplishments include a Gold Medal for Academic Excellence in Folklore in his undergraduate, as well as the F.A. Aldrich Graduate Award for his graduate work in Folklore.

A tireless scholar, John went on to complete a Master of Laws in Intellectual Property while continuing to practice law. He’s also an active member of the arts, cultural, and heritage communities and offers education on intellectual property issues to local not-for-profits in those sectors.

After many years as President of the NL Folk Arts Society, John is currently Chair of the board for Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland, and an executive member of the O’Brien Farm Foundation.

In his spare time, John can often be found practising yoga.

Legal Memberships and Affiliations

  • Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Canadian Bar Association


  • Bennett Jones Prize in Intellectual Property Law, Dalhousie University
  • F.A. Aldrich Graduate Award, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Gold Medal for Academic Excellence in Folklore, Memorial University of Newfoundland


  • 1999 – Bachelor of Arts (Folklore) from Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • 2003 – Masters of Arts (Folklore) from Memorial University of Newfoundland (Archival Studies Fellowship)
  • 2008 – Bachelor of Laws from the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
  • 2020 – Master of Laws (Intellectual Property) from Osgoode Law School, York University

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