Professional Background

David Edinger is a Partner and a member of our Commercial Litigation, Construction and Professional Liability Law Groups.  His broad range of expertise and experience in resolving commercial disputes includes:

  • film, television and music-related commercial, copyright and intellectual property disputes
  • the approval of entertainment industry contracts involving minors
  • defending class actions claims involving both competition and product liability
  • advancing and defending construction industry related claims
  • advancing and defending employment claims, including claims against directors and officers in respect of their statutory obligations
  • defending professional liability claims against lawyers
  • defending transportation motor carrier claims and taxi industry disputes
  • estates
  • e-commerce

David regularly handles conflict of laws issues, including jurisdictional matters, the recognition and enforcement of judgments and the securing of evidence across borders, within BC for non-BC litigation and from outside BC for BC litigation. He is also increasingly involved in e-commerce and Internet based or related issues, including copyright and defamation cases.

David helps clients resolve their disputes through the means best suited to each situation. These include negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation at all levels of court in the Province of British Columbia.


  • B.A., University of British Columbia: 1987
  • LL.B., University of British Columbia: 1990
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar: 1991
  • LL.M., University College London: 1992

Rankings + Recognitions

Member: Canadian Bar Association


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association


  • Chapter 15, Canadian Law and Procedure, Robert W. Grant, H. David Edinger, Melanie Ash and Christina Bulbrook, in Entertainment Litigation, ed. Charles J. Harder, Oxford University Press, 2011
  • Lifting the curtain on bitcoins and other virtual currencies
  • Courts’ Potent Tools Can Protect E-Commerce Rights
  • Why a “Lord of the Wings” Trademark Could Confuse Consumers
  • Google’s Appeal of the Worldwide De-Indexing Order
  • The Puzzles of Partial Settlements in Complex Litigation