Wednesday, June 26, 2019

David Crerar '97The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, has announced the appointment of alumnus David A. Crerar '97, Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, as a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Justice Crerar was born in Vancouver and grew up in North Vancouver. He received his B.A. and LL.B from the University of Toronto and was called to the bar of British Columbia in 1998. He was the national leader of the firm’s Defamation and Media Group, also practising in shareholder disputes, Internet litigation, and banking and pension litigation.

He is the author of Mareva and Anton Piller Orders in Canada (Irwin), and the co-editor and co-author of the leading Canadian text on civil procedure, The Civil Litigation Process (Emond), and British Columbia Business Disputes (BC CLE). He is a contributing author to BC Creditors’ Remedies and the BC Civil Trial Handbook. He has published numerous articles on various legal topics and has contributed to many legal education conferences. Among these, he created the BC CLE Litigator’s Arsenal, chairing six conferences. He also co-authored The Glorious Mountains of Vancouver’s North Shore, a hiking and historic guide (RMB).

From 2004 to 2018 he was an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, lecturing in civil procedure. Justice Crerar served on the Boards of the Vancouver International Marathon Society and the Canadian Media Lawyers’ Association, and he has volunteered with Access Pro Bono and the BC Civil Liberties Association, among others.

Outside of the law, his passions are outdoor adventures with his four children, as well as long-distance road and trail running. He is married to alumna Julia Lawn '97, a law partner at Nathanson Schachter & Thompson LLP.

See the official announcement on the Department of Justice Canada website.