Joseph J. Arvay, QC
Partner

Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP

700 West Georgia St, Suite 2500
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1B3
Phone: (604) 661-9338
Fax: (604) 661-9349
E-mail: jarvay@farris.com
 
 
 

Senior Partner Joseph Arvay, QC has a very busy litigation practice with an emphasis on public law and in particular constitutional, Aboriginal and administrative law matters. He has been counsel on a number of landmark cases in the Supreme Court of Canada. Joseph has also acted on cases that involve a variety of other areas of law including medical malpractice cases, class actions, commercial litigation, intellectual property and defamation cases. He has frequently been named as one of the “100 Best Lawyers in Canada” and was named as a “Lawyer of the Year” in the 2016 Best Lawyers in Canada Directory for his work in public law and administrative law. From 2010 to 2014, Joseph was named by Canadian Lawyer magazine as one of the top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was awarded an honourary doctorate of laws from York University, Osgoode Law School in 2016.


Year Called to the Bar:1977 (ON); 1982 (BC)
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