Farris LLP: Vancouver's Law Firm

Scott Dawson*


Telephone: 604 661 9354

Facsimile: 604 661 9349

Email: sdawson@farris.com


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Mr. Dawson is a partner in the litigation department and a trial lawyer with significant experience in a broad range of commercial disputes.

He regularly appears before British Columbia Courts and tribunals as part of his business-focused civil litigation practice.  His cases have covered a wide variety of issues in corporate and commercial litigation including directors’ fiduciary duties, class actions, international and domestic agency disputes, shareholder disputes and corporate reorganizations. 

Mr. Dawson also has considerable experience resolving disputes involving real estate transactions, negligence claims, workplace issues and a broad array of media matters, including crisis management. 

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Industry & Community:

Mr. Dawson has served as a Director of the Canadian Media Lawyers Association (2009-2011) and is a regular provider of pro bono legal services at community walk-in legal clinics.


  • University of British Columbia (LL.B., 1994)
  • Carleton University (B.A., 1991)

  • Called to the British Columbia Bar (1995)
  • Lexpert Leading Lawyers in Canada – “Repeatedly Recommended” (Litigation – Defamation & Media)
  • Lexpert Leading Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers (Litigation – Defamation & Media)
  • Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" (Defamation & Media Law, 2015, 2018)
  • Benchmark Litigation “Litigation Star” (General Commercial)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (variously, since 2010 for Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and/or Defamation and Media Law)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating of “BV Distinguished”