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

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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Erin Haupt*

Erin Haupt joined Harris & Brun Law Corporation in May 2018 bringing with her extensive civil and criminal litigation experience including that as in-house counsel at ICBC. Erin received her LL.B. from the University of Saskatchewan and articled in a…

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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*

Jennifer joined Harris & Brun in 2016, after practicing with a leading insurance defence firm in Vancouver since 2007. Her practice focuses on civil litigation and professional regulation, with an emphasis on claims arising from professional liability, occupiers’ liability, recreational…

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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, QC*

Lyle G. Harris, Q.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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Mark Dorner

Mark Dorner joined Harris & Brun in July of 2017. Mark’s 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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Michael Wilhelmson*

Michael Wilhelmson joined Harris & Brun as Associate Counsel in November 2015 and became a Director in April 2019. Michael was born in Fort William (now Thunder Bay) Ontario in 1964. He grew up in the Niagara Peninsula. He obtained…

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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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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, QC*

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

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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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