77 King St W, Suite 4130, TD North Twr, PO Box 140, Toronto-Dominion Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1983 (ON)
The diverse nature of Brian’s diverse litigation practice is reflected in his ranking by Lexpert® in the areas of Litigation – Directors' and Officers' Liability, Indigenous Law, Litigation – Regulatory & Public Law, and Professional Liability. He is recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada in six categories, including Appellate Practice, Bet-the-Company Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, and Criminal Defence, and is rated AV preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. Brian has extensive experience in both federal and provincial commissions of inquiry and related processes. His clients include individuals, corporations, regulators, and government agencies. A former Executive Legal Officer to Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice, Brian is regularly retained to act for judges facing disciplinary proceedings. Since 2013, he has assisted the judges tasked with administering the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, Canada's largest and most complex class action settlement. His extensive teaching experience includes serving as an adjunct professor (Western and Osgoode Hall Law School). Brian is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow and Director of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and was President of The Advocates’ Society, 2018–2019.