The Founders:

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

Lyle was called to the Bar in 1976 and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel on December 11, 2009 (King's Counsel as of September 8, 2022). 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 (King's Counsel as of September 8, 2022). 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.

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Darcy Evans

Darcy joined Harris & Brun as a lawyer in June 2020 after completing articles that included working with the Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission. While on the east coast, Darcy provided criminal and family law services to those who…

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Graham Hardy

Graham Hardy has experience in personal injury, corporate commercial, tax, and family law. Currently, Graham’s practice is focused on insurance defence and plaintiff personal injury work. He has earned a reputation for hard work, commitment, and creative and effective legal…

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Ike Birk

Ike is a seasoned negotiator and a passionate advocate. He is an experienced trial lawyer, and his practice has included representing clients at the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, and the WorkSafeBC Review Division. He completed…

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Jai Singh Sheikhupura*

Jai is a seasoned insurance defence counsel with experience handling complex personal injury claims, including traumatic brain injuries, chronic pain, orthopedic and psychiatric injuries. He also has experience in immigration law, civil and commercial litigation, including representing plaintiffs in sexual…

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Jennifer J.L. Brun, K.C.*

Jennifer is a lawyer and director of Harris & Brun Law Corporation. She was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2021. Her practice focuses on civil litigation and professional regulation. She represents her clients in both litigation and regulatory contexts, before…

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Kelly Burns

Kelly is a litigator with a focus on insurance law, motor vehicle accidents, and bodily injury disputes. She regularly handles cases involving soft tissue injuries, chronic pain, brain injuries, psychological conditions, and orthopaedic fractures. She brings a diversity of litigation…

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Lyle G. Harris, K.C.*

Lyle G. Harris, K.C. 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…

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Nazanin Aram*

Nazanin has been practicing insurance defence litigation since 2016. Her practice at Harris & Brun focuses on the defence of motor vehicle personal injury claims on behalf of ICBC. She handles cases involving moderate to severe physical, psychological and neurological…

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Nina K. Chohan

Prior to embarking on her legal career, Nina obtained her BSc. (Nursing) and practiced as a Registered Nurse. Nina obtained her Law Degree from the University of Birmingham in 2012. During her articles, Nina obtained experience in Personal Injury and…

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Onkar Sohi

Onkar is an associate with our firm. Originally from the Lower Mainland, he attended law school at Thompson Rivers University and was called to the British Columbia bar in 2017. Onkar began his career at a boutique full-service firm before…

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Peter Collins*

Peter Collins 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…

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Rebecca K. Buchanan*

Called to the BC Bar in 2009, Rebecca K. 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…

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Robert C. Brun, K.C.*

Robert C. Brun, K.C. was called to the Bar in 1978 and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2004. He became King’s Counsel as of September 8, 2022. Robert founded Harris & Brun in 1984 with Lyle G. Harris, K.C.…

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Ryan Monty

Ryan Monty is a civil litigation lawyer who advises and represents insurance defense clients. While practicing law, Ryan has represented both plaintiffs and defendants relating to personal injury claims, along with advising clients in real estate and wills and estates…

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