Duncan is a seasoned lawyer with over a decade of legal experience practicing within the Insurance Litigation group at Brownlee LLP where he has been a proud member since 2016, and a Partner of the firm since 2023. His practice focuses on representing clients in a range of complex legal matters, including personal injury claims, product liability, property and construction disputes, and professional malpractice claims.

With years of experience in the field, he has developed a deep understanding of the legal issues that arise in these areas and the most effective strategies for resolving them. He is dedicated to delivering effective, efficient, and cost-conscious services to his clients and ensuring their interests are always protected. Currently, Duncan is leading our firm’s efforts in to providing cyberbreach legal services.

Duncan joined Brownlee in 2016 due in part to the quality of work that Brownlee is known for, but also because of the firm culture of collaboration. He enjoys using this collaborative approach to provide clients with knowledgeable, effective options while advocating for their interests at all levels of court including running interlocutory motions (security for costs, summary dismissals, drop dead) to advance his clients’ claims.

In addition to his work at Brownlee, he is also a dedicated volunteer lawyer with the Pro Bono Alberta Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project, where he uses his skills and expertise to provide pro bono legal services to those in need. Outside of work, he is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking and skiing in the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. This love for the great outdoors helps maintain a healthy work-life balance and keeps him refreshed and ready to tackle the legal challenges that come his way.

Outside the practice of law, Duncan is an avid Oilers fan (he grew up in Edmonton) and a former ski racer in slalom and giant slalom. An avid hiker, a former board member for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society. and a keen traveler, he can be found in the local second-hand record store looking for his next great find.

Duncan’s advice to law students is to: “Learn from everyone: assistants, paralegals, other students, other lawyers. Try everything once – you never know what type of law you will develop a passion for.”


  • Insurance
  • Litigation


  • Canadian Bar Association, Southern Alberta Branch (Civil Litigation and Insurance sub sections)
  • Law Society of Alberta


I was inspired by my uncle who had his own practice on Vancouver Island. When I was accepted to law school, he wrote to congratulate me and said that a career in law was an opportunity to “make a difference.”