Certified by the LSO as a Specialist in Civil Litigation, Brian Crane is a senior member of Gowling WLG's Advocacy Group and practises in constitutional, administrative, Indigenous, and commercial litigation. Brian appears as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court, and provincial courts. He is a member of Gowling WLG Indigenous Law National Practice Group and has extensive experience in the negotiation, mediation, and litigation of Indigenous land claims and self-government agreements. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1977 and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Brian has chaired Canadian Bar Association Committees on Reform of Parliament, the Federal Judiciary, Reform of the Federal Court, the Supreme Court of Canada, and the Reform of Civil Justice. He co-authored (with Robert Mainville and Martin W. Mason) First Nations Governance Law, 2nd Edition (LexisNexis Canada). Brian has been recognized in Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada, and the Legal 500 Canada. He received the Best Lawyers 2019 "Appellate Practice Lawyer of the Year" award in Ottawa, and in 2017, was recognized by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year for Administrative and Public Law – Ottawa."
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