Mark’s broad litigation experience – in everything from criminal law to breach of privacy claims – has taught him to think creatively and adapt quickly to any issues that arise in the course of litigation. He prides himself in providing a practical, results oriented approach to litigation in order to achieve favourable resolution for his clients.
—M.D.

Biography

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, and commercial litigation. During his diverse practice, he has dealt with every stage of the litigation process, from drafting pleadings, document preparation and discovery, to costs hearings following the resolution of an action. In doing so, he has successfully represented clients in both the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia.

Experience in different practice areas has taught Mark to think creatively and adapt quickly during litigation. He focuses on resolving cases through effective advocacy and a practical approach to seeking solutions, and he prides himself in achieving favourable results for his clients.

Mark is extensively involved with the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program (LSLAP), a student run legal clinic that provides free legal advice and representation throughout the Greater Vancouver Area.  As a law student he was a member of the executive and received the Brian Higgins Award, which is awarded to a single third year student for outstanding service to LSLAP throughout the entirety of their studies. As a lawyer, he is a member of the board of directors and a supervising lawyer of the South Vancouver clinic.


Education

  • 2014 Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia
  • 2008 Honours Bachelor of the Arts, University of Victoria

Community Involvement:

  • Board Member, Law Students’ Legal Advice Program (January 2017 – present)
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia (2015 – present)