Farris LLP: Vancouver's Law Firm

Sean Hern*


Telephone: 250 405 1982

Facsimile: 250 405 1984

Email: shern@farris.com


Sean Hern is a partner in Farris’ litigation group. Called to the bar in 2002, Sean works from Farris’ offices in Victoria and Vancouver. He practices as general litigation counsel and has advanced and defended cases as lead counsel in all levels of court and before numerous administrative tribunals and arbitrators.

Named as one of Lexpert’s “Rising Stars” in 2011 and having a “Best Lawyers” designation since 2014, Sean represents clients in a wide range of commercial, administrative and public law matters.  In the commercial field, Sean handles disputes over contracts and partnerships, mining, property rights, employment matters, corporate governance, negligence issues and fraud.  In the constitutional and administrative law fields, Sean has represented clients in cases concerning fisheries, human rights, municipal law, policing, privacy, aboriginal law and environmental issues.  In class action litigation, Sean acts on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants.  Sean also conducts workplace and other investigations as independent counsel.

Outside of his law practice, Sean writes, hacks at the guitar, plays tennis and bemoans the state of his favourite English football club.

*Denotes a Professional Law Corporation.


  • University of British Columbia (LL.B., 2001)
  • McGill University (B.A., 1994)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2017)
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar (2002)