The Founders:

Harris & Brun was founded by Lyle G. Harris, Q.C., and Robert C. Brun, Q.C. on July 1, 1984.

Lyle was called to the Bar in 1976 and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel on December 11, 2009. Lyle has conducted over one hundred civil trials and appeals and has been accepted as an expert witness by the Supreme Court of British Columbia, providing opinion evidence on the standard of care of lawyers. Lyle is the author of Discovery Practice in British Columbia, which was initially published in 2009 by Continuing Legal Education British Columbia (“CLEBC”), and he has drafted an annual update since that time. In 2016 Lyle was recognized by CLEBC as a prolific contributor to legal education with over 50 contributions.

Robert was called to the Bar in 1978 and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2004. He has conducted over a hundred trials and appeals, and has successfully appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada. He is a leading expert in the application of the statutory worker-worker bar under the Workers Compensation Act. He has been accepted as an expert witness and his opinions on the standard of care of lawyers in malpractice cases have been relied upon in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Robert has served our profession as a Bencher to the Law Society of British Columbia; as well as in several leadership capacities throughout the Canadian Bar Association including as National President from 2012-2013. Robert was recently recognized by CLEBC as a prolific contributor to legal education with over 60 contributions.

Meet our Team

Nazanin Aram

Nazanin is a barrister practicing in the areas of insurance and family law.  She represents clients on both the plaintiff and defence side of motor vehicle and personal injury actions, as well as individuals in family law matters. Born and…

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Jennifer J.L. Brun

Jennifer joined Harris & Brun in February 2016, after practicing with a leading insurance law firm in Vancouver since joining its ranks in 2007. Her practice focuses on civil litigation and professional regulation, with an emphasis on claims arising from…

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Robert C. Brun, QC*

Robert was called to the Bar in 1978 and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2004. He founded Harris & Brun in 1984 with Lyle G. Harris, Q.C. He has conducted numerous trials and appeals, and has successfully appeared before…

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Rebecca K. Buchanan*

Called to the BC Bar in 2009, Rebecca Buchanan articled and practised for six years at a well-respected regional litigation firm before joining Harris & Brun. Rebecca graduated UBC with her LL.B. after completing an honours degree in English and…

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Peter Collins*

Peter was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1978. After practising in the early 1980’s with a major real estate company and a large Vancouver law firm, he moved to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia where he practised…

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Mark Dorner

Mark Dorner joined Harris & Brun in July of 2017. His practice focuses on insurance defence and plaintiff personal injury. Mark has a varied litigation background, with experience in criminal defence, municipal law, as well as personal injury, privacy, employment,…

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Narvinder (Narv) Gill*

Narv Gill was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2002. Since 2005, he has focused his legal practice in the areas of insurance and personal injury law. He works on behalf of institutional and individual clients. He has experience…

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Graham Hardy

Graham has experience in personal injury, corporate commercial, tax, and family law. Of late he has focused his practice on insurance defence and plaintiff personal injury work. He has earned a reputation for hard work, commitment, and creative and effective…

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Lyle G. Harris, QC*

Lyle was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1976. He has been practicing continuously for over 40 years since that time. Lyle has conducted over 100 civil trials and appeals, including a number of jury trials, in the…

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Heather Mathison

Heather Mathison joined Harris & Brun in June 2016. Her practice focuses on plaintiff personal injury, insurance defence, and family law. Heather also assists clients to draft simple wills. Heather has a varied litigation background. After graduating from the University…

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Monique L. Radlein

Monique is a litigator, leader, strategist, collaborator and guide. Along with obtaining results, the main objectives of her work are to ensure that her clients understand the processes and procedures they are engaging in, feel empowered and prepared to participate…

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Michael Wilhelmson*

Michael joined Harris & Brun as Associate Counsel in November 2015. Michael was born in Fort William (now Thunder Bay) Ontario in 1964. He grew up in the Niagara Peninsula. He obtained an Honours degree in Journalism at Carleton University…

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September 6, 2017

What Every Injured Worker Should Know

If you have been injured while working, either because of a coworker’s actions or your own, you are entitled to receive benefits from WorkSafeBC.  To ensure you receive all healthcare,…

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