Experience

Evan is a litigation lawyer based out of Parlee McLaws’ Edmonton office. He has a broad practice that focuses on several different service areas, including civil/insurance litigation, immigration, labour/employment, and aboriginal law.

As the head of Parlee McLaws’ immigration practice group, Evan regularly advises individuals and businesses on immigration matters. Evan has a unique perspective on immigration issues because he started his career at the Federal Department of Justice where he regularly represented the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration in litigation. These 4 years of experience working as an immigration lawyer for the federal government gives him a unique ability to represent clients on immigration and citizenship issues.

Evan also regularly works on labour and employment matters. He has experience with drafting employment agreements, consulting agreements, termination notices, demand letters, as well as litigating wrongful dismissal and human rights claims.

Evan has extensive experience in insurance litigation. He acts for a number of insurers on personal injury and property defence files. He has also developed an expertise in property loss subrogation matters and representing insurance clients before the Workers’ Compensation Board.

Since Evan started practicing law in 2010, he has appeared before various Courts and Tribunals in Canada. Evan regularly acts on matters in the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the Federal Court of Canada. He also has experience working on matters before appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. Lastly, Evan has also represented clients before a number of administrative tribunals, including the Immigration and Refugee Board, the Workers’ Compensation Board, and the Social Security Tribunal. This broad exposure to different courts and tribunals has provided Evan with extensive experience arguing complicated and contested matters on behalf of clients.

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