Brendan Bowles is a partner at Glaholt Bowles LLP and is the recipient of the OBA’s 2021 award for excellence in infrastructure and construction law. Mr. Bowles acts for a variety of clients involved in construction including subcontractors, general contractors, owners, design professionals, sureties and insurers. He is experienced lead counsel in the arbitration, mediation and litigation of construction disputes. Mr. Bowles graduated from Queen’s University with a BA in 1995 and an LLB in 1998, and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2000. In 2004, he was designated as an Associate in Canadian Surety Bonding by the Surety Association of Canada. In 2011 he was certified by the LSO as a Specialist in Construction Law. In 2021 and 2022, he received certificates in Mediation and Conflict Management and in Negotiation and Leadership from Harvard Law School. From 2002 to 2017, he volunteered on the Executive for the Construction and Infrastructure Law Section of the OBA, serving as Chair of the Section in 2015–2016. Mr. Bowles was formerly a lecturer in construction law at Toronto Metropolitan University and George Brown College and has served as a guest lecturer at the U of T, Faculty of Law. Presently, he is Vice Chair of The Advocates’ Society Arbitration and Mediation Practice Group.