Farris LLP: Vancouver's Law Firm

Scott Dawson*


Telephone: 604 661 9354

Facsimile: 604 661 9349

Email: sdawson@farris.com


Representative Matters (.pdf)

Scott Dawson is a partner in the litigation department and a trial lawyer experienced in the resolution of a broad range of commercial disputes.

He regularly appears before British Columbia Courts as part of his business-focused civil litigation practice.  His cases cover a wide variety of commercial litigation issues including supply contracts, insurance / reinsurance, directors’ fiduciary duties, international and domestic agency disputes, shareholder disputes and corporate reorganizations.  Mr. Dawson also has considerable experience resolving real estate disputes, negligence claims, non-union workplace disputes and a broad array of media matters, including crisis management.

* A Law Corporation.

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.  His practice also involves assisting lawyers in respect Law Society discipline proceedings.


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

  • Called to the British Columbia Bar (1995)
  • Benchmark Litigation “Litigation Star” (General Commercial)
  • Lexpert Leading Lawyers in Canada – “Repeatedly Recommended” (Litigation – Defamation & Media)
  • Lexpert Leading Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers (Litigation – Defamation & Media, 2016)
  • Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" (Defamation & Media Law, 2015, 2018)
  • 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”