Marvin R.V. Storrow

Professional Experience

Mr. Storrow is a senior litigation partner involved in arbitration, mediation, civil and criminal law. His expertise includes general commercial litigation, personal injury, native claims, general commercial litigation, criminal law, environmental law, “White Collar Crime”, anti-dumping and international trade cases

His practice has involved numerous appearances at all levels of the provincial and federal court systems, including numerous appearances before the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. Storrow was counsel on the leading First Nations cases of Guerin v. Her Majesty the Queen, R. v. Sparrow, Roberts v. The Queen, and R. v. Gladstone at all court levels along with a number of aboriginal rights and other leading Canadian cases including ApsassinDelgamuukwandErmineskin v. Her Majesty the Queen. Three of his cases have been ranked by Canadian legal scholars as among the top 15 most important cases in Canadian legal history.

Mr. Storrow has conducted several trials at all Court levels in the Northwest Territories and in every province of Canada except Prince Edward Island.

Mr. Storrow’s cases appear approximately 500 times in various Canadian legal reports.

Mr. Storrow is recognized annually in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as one of the leading lawyers in Canada.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Mr. Storrow has been involved with a wide variety of litigious matters and alternative dispute resolution matters over the past 47 years.

  • Arbitrator since approximately 1985
  • Chartered Arbitrator – ADR Institute of Canada
  • Member of the arbitrator panels of the British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre, the British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada
Professional and Other Activities

  • Recipient of the Chief Justice James Valentine Milvain, Visiting Chair in Advocacy (University of Calgary) in 1987. This Award is awarded to a leading Canadian barrister.
  • The Georges A. Goyer, Q.C. Award for exceptional contributions to the legal profession.
  • Mr. Storrow was awarded the University of British Columbia Alumni Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award. This Award is given to recognize an extraordinary individual who through a lifetime of outstanding service and contribution to the community has demonstrated the true spirit of the Association’s mission.
  • Mr. Storrow has received an LL.D. (honoris causa) Doctorate Degree from the Justice Institute of British Columbia.

Mr. Storrow has written and lectured on a number of “White Collar Crime”, “Aboriginal Rights”, “Medicare in Canada” “Child Pornography” and several other matters and acted as defence counsel in one of Canada’s first money laundering cases.

Mr. Storrow has been a frequent lecturer and conference co-ordinator for both the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. and the University of British Columbia Law School. He has delivered lectures and chaired panels both inside and outside of Canada as well as at the University of Victoria, School of Public Administration; Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice; The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform & Criminal Justice Policy, Canada; Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia and Pacific Business & Law Institute, the University of Calgary Law School and Pacific Business & Law.

Academic Qualifications

University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1962
Admitted to the British Columbia, Alberta and Northwest Territories Bars

Mr. Vincent R. Orchard

Professional Experience

Vincent Orchard was a litigation partner at Borden Ladner Gervais Vancouver office. He was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1976. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Manitoba. Vincent started his career at the Federal Department of Justice in Vancouver before joining Ladner Downs. He is a former Supreme Court of Canada law clerk.

Vincent was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2004.

  • Senior Counsel managing major litigations files for international and national corporations and public bodies
  • Has appeared as counsel at all levels of courts and tribunals in British Columbia as well as the Supreme Court of Canada and Federal Court, Trial Division and Federal Court of Appeal
  • Practice focused in the area of civil litigation, arbitration and mediation of civil disputes including personal injury, insurance, product liability, class actions, professional negligence, media law including defamation and aspects of Aboriginal law and commercial disputes
  • Acted for a broad range of insurers, corporations and individuals. Involved in insurance coverage disputes, casualty claims, contract disputes, property claims, life and disability, product liability and class actions
Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Mr. Orchard is certified as a Chartered Arbitrator. Mr. Orchard is a civil mediator on the Mediate B.C. Civil Roster. Mr. Orchard has participated in hundreds of mediations covering a broad range of civil disputes. Mr. Orchard is also Chair of the panel of Arbitrators and Referees for the Hepatitis C Class Action litigation in British Columbia resulting in many published decisions. Mr. Orchard has forty years of experience in resolving disputes.

Professional and Other Activities

  • Appeared regularly as a speaker at CLE seminars
  • Author of published papers and articles
  • BC Arbitration and Mediation Institute
  • Past Chair of Insurance Law subsection of Canadian Bar Association/ British Columbia Branch
  • Past Chair of Insurance Law subsection of Canadian Bar Association/ Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Liaison Committee
  • Member ADR Institute of Canada
  • ADR WEB arbitrator/mediator
Academic Qualifications

Dartmouth College, BA
University of Manitoba, LLB

Mr. William M. Everett

Professional Experience

William Everett, Q.C., Chartered Arbitrator, has over 40 years experience serving as counsel, mediator and arbitrator in complex commercial disputes. Bill practices as an independent Resident Neutral at Vancouver Arbitration Chambers (VAC).

Bill was President of the Law Society of British Columbia from October 2003 to December 2004. He has been in practice with Lawson Lundell LLP since 1972 until 2016.

He is senior counsel with extensive experience in a wide variety of large and complex commercial civil litigation matters, including class actions. He has acted as lead counsel on many complex commercial litigation matters and has coordinated the team of lawyers and paralegals assigned to such files.

Bill practises primarily in the area of complex litigation, with a focus on commercial litigation, construction and engineering, products liability, insurance, and environmental litigation. Bill recently represented the federal government in tobacco litigation across the country.

He has appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada, the B.C. Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of B.C., as well as on arbitrations, mediations and before regulatory tribunals. He has also chaired and sat on disciplinary hearings for the Law Society of B.C.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Bill is a Chartered Arbitrator and has acted as an Arbitrator and as counsel in arbitrations and mediations.

Professional and Other Activities

  • Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory: BV Peer Review rated
  • Law Society of British Columbia, October 2003 – December 2004, President
  • B.C. Justice Review Task Force, Chair
  • Canadian Bar Association (B.C. Branch), past Elected Member
  • Chartered Arbitrator (Arbitrator’s Institute of Canada)
  • British Columbia Courthouse Library Society, Chair

Community Activities

  • Vancouver Art Gallery, Trustee
  • St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation, former Director
  • Board of Crofton House School, past Chair
  • Teaching
  • National Judicial Institute, Evidence and Fact-Finding Workshop, 2003 – 2006;
  • Continuing Legal Education Conference, Mastering Evidentiary Issues, 2004;
  • Trial Advocacy Program, Experts, 2002 and 2003;
  • University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, Adjunct Professor, Construction Law Seminar, 1988 and 1989;
  • Professional Legal Training Course, Professional Responsibility, 1998;
  • Continuing Legal Education Conference, Working with Experts, 1993;
  • Client Seminar, The Law and the Media, 1992;
  • Continuing Legal Education Conference, Construction Law, 1990 and 1992;
  • Insight Educational Services, Construction Bidding and Tendering, 1990;
  • The Canadian Institute, Western Canadian Construction Law, 1988; and
  • Continuing Legal Education Conference, Litigation in Complex Cases, 1987
Academic Qualifications

University of Manitoba, B.A., 1968
University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1971