John Chouris

Special Counsel


Adelaide Office


John is a Special Counsel in the firm’s Insurance practice and is nationally recognised in the area of dust diseases litigation. John has over 15 years’ experience in insurance and civil litigation.

John’s work involves complex legal, scientific and medical issues in the specialised field of toxic torts. He has extensive experience involving asbestos related claims, general insurance matters including property damage, negligence and motor vehicle insurance, public liability, product liability and commercial litigation. He has conducted small and large scale litigation in most South Australian jurisdictions. John has appeared before the Federal Court and is admitted to appear before the High Court of Australia.

John was named in the Leading category in the Doyle's Guide Leading Dust Diseases Liability Lawyers (Defendant) - South Australia, 2020 list, and has been included in The Best Lawyers™ in Australia for his work in Insurance Law since 2018 and in Occupational Health and Safety Law since 2019.

Professional Memberships

Australian & New Zealand Institute of Insurance & Finance (ANZIIF); Australian Insurance Law Association (AILA); National Insurance Brokers Association (NIBA); Law Society of South Australia


John provides accurate, timely and realistic advice to clients. He usually personally attends court hearings and settlement conferences to ensure the best outcome, avoiding costly litigation and delivering excellent results.

Areas of Expertise

Dust Diseases, General Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Civil Litigation


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