Brendan Dawes
Assistant
Nicole Kalapacz

Profile

Brendan Dawes was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2016. His practice is focused on construction litigation, including professional negligence, delay, builder’s liens, insurance, and all manner of construction disputes.

Brendan has represented clients in construction litigation in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Newfoundland & Labrador. He has appeared before the Supreme Court and Provincial Court of British Columbia, and he has successfully represented clients before the Immigration Appeal Division. In the context of alternative dispute resolution, Brendan’s experience includes representing his clients in commercial arbitrations and mediations.

Prior to joining Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP, Brendan articled and practiced at a BC-based national law firm in the areas of commercial litigation, insurance defence, employment, and construction law.

Experience Highlights

  • Counsel for the project engineer in a Supreme Court of British Columbia action for damages arising from the failure of the transmission line component of a 31 MV hydro-electric power project
  • Co-counsel for the architect in a water-ingress clam involving a multi-story townhouse and condominium development
  • Co-counsel for the manufacturer of wall components in a claim for the replacement cost of a 600 m retaining wall
  • Litigation counsel for residential general contractors and home owners in all manner of payment disputes and claims of builders lien
  • Litigation counsel for a large, multi-national product certification and testing firm in product liability and professional negligence claims advanced in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan
  • Co-counsel for a US-based plastics manufacturer in a Supreme Court of British Columbia action for damages arising from crop damage
  • Litigation counsel for a residential property insurer in a coverage claim arising from a water loss event
  • Counsel for a structural engineering firm in a professional negligence claim arising from the renovation of a multi-unit residential complex
  • Defence counsel in various personal injury actions involving motor vehicles
  • Co-counsel for a national US law firm in a claim for unpaid legal fees advanced against a publicly traded Canadian company
  • Counsel for the successful appellant in an appeal before the Immigration Appeal Division seeking reconsideration of a criminal inadmissibility determination based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds

Education & Bar Admissions

  • B.A., Simon Fraser University, 2012
  • J.D., University of British Columbia, 2015
  • Called to the Bar of British Columbia, 2016

Memberships & Associations

  • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia (2016)

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

  • Presenter, “The Employer’s Duty of Good Faith”, Workplace Law Seminar, March, 2019
  • Presenter, “Working Your Way Into Canada“, CLEBC, October, 2017

Publications

  • Co-author, Expert Evidence in British Columbia Civil Proceedings – Chapter 7: Calling Expert Evidence – 2018 BC Continuing Legal Education Society

Personal

In his free time, Brendan enjoys archery, cooking, and listening to his ever-growing collection of vinyl records.