The focus of David’s practice is on employment law, labour law, human rights issues related to employment, and the representation of clients in professional disciplinary matters. His varied legal background and wide professional experience enables him to bring a broad perspective and knowledge base to his practice for the benefit of his clients.
David was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1985 and to the Bar of Western Australia in 1989. He has appeared as counsel before various courts and tribunals throughout British Columbia and Western Australia. David also holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Anthropology and has worked as a professional consulting anthropologist in both Canada and Australia on First Nations’ land claims, land use, and resource access conflicts. He has acted as a consultant for First Nations and the governments of Canada and Ontario. He has taught at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia and the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna.
David is a member of the Board of Directors of the Restorative Justice Society North Okanagan and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Social Planning Council of the North Okanagan.
Outside of the office, David is an avid mountain biker, snowboarder and traveller.
Employment and Labour Law,
Human Rights, Professional Regulation