Brian's practice focuses on litigation, with an emphasis on family law and criminal law.
Brian acts as both plaintiff counsel and defence counsel. His defence work includes claims against police officers and sport organizations. He has also represented police officers in disciplinary proceedings, and sport organizations in administrative matters.
•Appointed Queen's Counsel, 2012
•Best Lawyers in Canada - Family Law, 2008-2012
•Certified Collaborative Lawyer, 2003
Seminars & Presentations
•Facilitator, CPLED Interviewing and Advising
•Presenter and Chair of conferences on criminal and family law
•Presenter at seminars for the Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers
•Harassment in the Workplace - What Is It And What Does It Mean For The Employer And Employees, November, 1997 Saskatchewan Legal Education Society (Co-authored with Amanda Chobater).
•Supreme Court Legitimacy of Secondary Picketing, 2002 Volume IV No. 4, Federated Press Management Rights Journal.
•Beyond Wallace - The Ongoing Impact of The Supreme Court of Canada Decision on Dismissals from Employment, Volume V, No. 1 2002, Federated Press Management Rights Journal (Co-authored with M. Patricia Gallivan, Q.C., Robert Sider and Jennifer Scott, Lawson Lundell, Vancouver, B.C.).
•An Employment Lawyer's Guide to Income Tax Implications in Wrongful Dismissal Cases, September, 2002 Saskatchewan Legal Education Society.
•Wallace Damages in Arbitral Jurisprudence - 2004 Volume VII, No. 1, Federated Press Management Rights Journal.
•Ready or Not: Workplace Privacy is Here - 2003 Volume VI, No.2, (Co- authored with M. Patricia Gallivan, Q.C., Walter G. Rilkoff, Greg T. Gowe, Lawson Lundall, Vancouver, B.C.)
•Reasonable Notice: Lump Sum or Salary Continuance? - Summer, 2005, Federated Press Management Rights Journal.
•From Discipline to Dismissal - A Response to Computer Related Misconduct, 2006 Volume VIII, No. 3, Federated Press Management Rights Journal.
•Duty to Accommodate: Supreme Court of Canada Sheds Some Further Light on the Notion of Duty to Accommodate - Winter, 2007, Federated Press Management Rights Journal.