Experience

Evan is an experienced litigator based out of Parlee’s Edmonton office who has appeared before a variety of Courts and Tribunals across Canada. He has particular expertise in litigation involving the government or quasi-governmental bodies as well as administrative tribunals.

Evan is the head of Parlees’ aboriginal law practice group and regularly advises First Nations or Indigenous individuals on various aspects of Indigenous governance, land claims, labour and employment matters, election litigation, and a wide variety of other issues involving First Nations.

Evan brings a unique perspective to litigation involving the Crown. He spent the first four years of his career as a lawyer with the Federal Department of Justice in Toronto, where he represented the Canadian government in Court on complex and contested matters. He brings that experience to his litigation practice and has valuable insight when dealing with government and quasi-government parties.

Evan has extensive appellate experience and has acted on matters before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Alberta Court of Appeal. He regularly acts on matters in the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the Federal Court of Canada. Some of the administrative tribunals Evan has appeared before include the Immigration and Refugee Board, the Workers’ Compensation Board, the Social Security Tribunal, First Nation election appeal bodies, and various Canada Labour Code adjudicators.

Evan is a sessional instructor at the University of Alberta Faculty of Law. He also regularly speaks at professional development events for lawyers and human resources professionals.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Immigration Section
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, Administrative Law Section
  • Member, Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
  • Member, Edmonton Bar Association

Community

  • Volunteer, Edmonton Community Legal Centre
  • Volunteer, Refugee Sponsorship Support Program