Our lawyers have a broad range of legal experience, described in detail below:

Peter Swanson


Peter is a founding partner of the firm with over 30 years of professional legal experience. He practices primarily in… more »

Thomas S. Hawkins


Tom is a founding partner of the firm and practices in the areas of maritime law, insurance defence and commercial… more »

David K. Jones


David practices civil and commercial litigation with an emphasis on maritime law, environmental law, insurance law, and occupational health and… more »

Catherine A. Hofmann


Catherine is a partner at Bernard LLP and acts for both private and public companies in a wide range of… more »

David S. Jarrett


David practices in the areas of maritime and transportation law, insurance defence, product liability and civil and commercial litigation.  He… more »

Jason Hicks


Jason is a senior solicitor who advises clients on a broad range of contract and business law matters, including the… more »

Glen Krueger


Glen practices in the areas of personal injury, insurance defence, product liability, employment law, election law, civil and commercial litigation… more »

Tom F. Beasley

Associate Counsel

Tom’s practice includes representation of employers and employees in all aspects of the employment relationship with an emphasis on human… more »

Concetta Risi


Connie’s practice is civil litigation-based, with a primary focus on insurance law defence in the areas of personal injury, disability… more »

Buck Hughes


Buck practices in the areas of civil and commercial litigation, insurance defence, environmental law and employment law. His experience includes… more »

J. Harry Ormiston


Harry obtained his Juris Doctor and LLM from Bond University in Australia.  Prior to law school he attended Simon Fraser… more »

Jeffrey Wu


Jeffrey articled with Bernard LLP and joined the firm as an associate in July of 2020. He practices in the… more »

Robert B. Anderson


Robert practices in the areas of maritime and admiralty law with Bernard LLP’s litigation group. He has  represented institutional and… more »

Eliza Lynn Brown


Eliza articled with Bernard LLP and joined the firm as an associate in September 2021. She practices in the areas… more »

Jaden T. Lau


Jaden practices at Bernard LLP in the firm’s business law group having recently completed his articles at the firm. Jaden… more »

Nicholas Wilson


Nicholas articled with Bernard LLP and joined the firm as an Associate in August 2022.  He practices primarily in the… more »

Lorna A. Pawluk, K.C.

(Retired December 31, 2022)

Lorna has been Associate Counsel with the firm for many years, and advised employers almost exclusively in the occupational health… more »

Peter G. Bernard, K.C.

(Retired June 15th, 2012)

Although Peter has chosen to retire from the practice of law, he will continue to sit as a Member of more »

Joan L. Rush


Joan Rush is a retired lawyer who worked with Bernard LLP for many years assisting our client insurance underwriters, P&I… more »

Elyn Underhill


Elyn has been practising law since 1985 after completing her Masters of Laws at the University of London (LSE) in… more »

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