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Trenton Johnson

J.D., LL.B. Lawyer

Called To Bar



  • Ontario Bar, 2005
  • Construction Law Certificate, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2014
  • LL.B., University of Windsor, 2004
  • J.D. (cum laude), University of Detroit Mercy, 2004
  • B.Soc.Sc. (cum laude), University of Ottawa, 2000


Guelph Office T. 519-837-2100 x280 F: 519-837-1617

Trent Johnson is an experienced litigation lawyer that assists clients in identifying sound and practical business solutions to complex disputes. Prior to joining SV Law,  Trent was a partner at a national law firm where he practiced for over 16 years before courts all across Ontario.  Trent regularly appears before the Superior Court of Justice, the Divisional Court, and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Trent also has extensive experience with judicial review applications and regularly appears before numerous tribunals, including the Ontario Land Tribunal, the Normal Farm Practices Protection Board, and the Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Appeal Tribunal.   Trent also has experience (both domestic and international), before the Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation.

Trent provides sound advice and counsel in a number of areas:

Estate litigation: acting for estates, executors, and beneficiaries in cases involving will challenges, power of attorney disputes, guardianship applications, dependants’ relief, and passing of accounts.

Municipal law: acting for municipalities, developers, and individuals at Ontario Land Tribunal hearings dealing with planning, zoning, heritage, and environmental appeals. In addition, court applications dealing with the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act, right of ways, easements and adverse possession.

Construction law: acting for owners, general contractors, and subcontractors from contract development to dispute resolution for matters ranging from home renovations to large-scale commercial developments.

Outside the practice of law, Trent is involved with numerous community organizations including the Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium and Beginnings Family Services. 

Trent was recognized by the Guelph Mercury as one of the city’s “Top 40 Under 40.” This award highlights residents under the age of 40 who have excelled in their careers and demonstrated a commitment to community leadership. Trent has also been professionally recognized from 2021-2024, The Best Lawyers in Canada – Corporate and Commercial Litigation, and multiple times in Benchmark Canada, including Future Star: Dispute Resolution.

Awards & Accolades

Representative Work and Notable Transactions

Memberships & Professional Appointments

  • Member, Law Society of Ontario
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Wellington County Law Association
  • Member, Guelph and Cambridge Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Ontario Agri Business Association
  • Member, Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium
  • Member, Guelph and District Home Builders’ Association

Community Involvement

  • Past President, Board of Directors, Wellington County Law Association
  • Past Board of Directors, Secretary, Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph
  • Past Board of Directors, Guelph and District Homebuilders’ Association
  • Past Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium
  • Guelph Office 245 Hanlon Creek Boulevard. Unit 102 Guelph, ON N1C 0A1
    519 837 2100
  • Fergus/Elora Office 294 East Mill Street, Unit 108, Centre Wellington, ON N0B 1S0
    519 837 2100
  • Toll Free 800 746 0685