Professional Background

Brendan Dawes is an Associate with our firm and a member of our Immigration, Workplace, and Commercial Litigation Law Groups. Brendan has a general civil litigation practice and also practices in the areas of construction, insurance defence, immigration and employment.

Brendan has appeared before both the Provincial Court and Supreme Court of British Columbia, as well as before various administrative boards and tribunals, including the Employment Standards Branch and the Immigration Appeal Division. Brendan has diverse experience assisting clients with many areas of dispute resolution, including:

  • shareholders rights and remedies
  • insurance coverage
  • wrongful dismissal
  • product liability
  • large scale construction litigation

Employing a results-based approach to litigation, Brendan works strategically and pragmatically to achieve optimal outcomes for his clients in the context of their litigation goals.


  • Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), Simon Fraser University: 2012
  • Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia: 2015
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar: 2016

Community + Volunteering

  • Law Student’s legal Advice Program—Clinic Supervisor
  • Canadian Cross-Border Legal Coalition—YVR Airport Volunteer
  • Stephen Lewis Foundation—Research Intern—Grandmother’s Campaign


  • Drug Addiction in the Workplace: Human Rights vs. Drug Dependency


  • CLEBC—Working Your Way Into Canada—Presenter—October 13, 2017