Year called to bar: 2004 (ON); 2004 (New York); 2010 (BC)
Claire Hunter, QC, has a broad civil litigation, arbitration, administrative law, and appellate practice, including complex commercial matters, class actions, public law, regulated marketing, professional liability, and defamation. Claire appears frequently at all levels of court in BC, the Supreme Court of Canada, and before arbitral and administrative tribunals. She also has experience conducting regulatory and internal investigations. Claire is an author and speaker at CLE programs on litigation and access to justice related topics. A graduate of McGill (BA), Stanford (MA), and the University of Toronto (JD), she was a law clerk to the Honourable Mr. Justice Iacobucci at the Supreme Court of Canada. She was called to the Bar of New York in 2004 and British Columbia in 2010, and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2018. Claire is a past Chair and President of the Access Pro Bono Society of BC and has received several awards for pro bono and community service. Claire was named a Lexpert Rising Star in 2017, received a Lexpert Zenith Award in 2019, and was named a Gold Winner of the Woman of the Year award in Lexpert’s Canadian Law Awards in 2020. In addition to Lexpert®, Claire is recognized in Chambers Canada, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in Canada,and The Legal 500.