VIFM Council Member
Judge John Cain
Ex-Officio Council Member
State Coroner of Victoria
John Cain was appointed State Coroner in October 2019, prior to which he was Victoria's Solicitor for Public Prosecution since November 2015.
Judge Cain completed a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Law at Monash University before completing the Legal Professional Services Firm course at Harvard Business School in 2010.
His legal career began at Maurice Blackburn in 1982, where he was appointed a partner in 1987 and then managing partner from 1991 to 2002.
Between 2002 and 2006, Judge Cain was CEO of the Law Institute of Victoria and became the Victorian Government Solicitor in 2006 until 2011, after which he became managing partner at Herbert Geer (now Thomson Geer).
In his capacity as State Coroner, Judge Cain serves as a member of the Courts Council, the Coronial Council, the Asia Pacific Coroners Society, the National Coronial Information System (NCIS) Board of Management, the Board of the Judicial Commission, the Board of the Judicial College of Victoria, the Interim Board of the Law Library of Victoria, the Victorian Disaster Victim Identification Committee, and the Council of Chief Coroners.