John Lavan

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John Lavan
Born September 1911
Perth, Western Australia
Died 1 December 2006
Perth, Western Australia
Nationality Australian
Education CBC Perth (now Aquinas College) & Xavier College
Occupation Judge
Parent(s) Michael Lavan

Sir John Martin Lavan (September 1911 – 1 December 2006) was a judge in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.[1][2]

He was educated at CBC Perth (now Aquinas College) and Xavier College. He joined Lavan and Walsh in 1934, where he remained until 1969.[3]

He was appointed to the bench of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 1969, a position he held until 1981.

He served as president of the law society from 1964–1966,[1] and he was also chairman of the Parole Board of WA from 1960–1969.


  1. ^ a b "Centenary of the completion and construction and opening of the Supreme Court of Western Australia" (pdf). Supreme Court of Western Australia. 9 June 2003. Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  2. ^ "Centenary" (pdf). Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission. 2 April 2002. Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  3. ^ "History". Lavan Legal. Archived from the original on 2007-08-30. Retrieved 2007-10-05.