Duncan Taylor is a passionate litigator with Brownlee LLP’s Insurance Civil Litigation team including product liability, personal injury and property claims. He has also worked in employment law and medical defence matters.

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.

Volunteer experience includes the Pro Bono Alberta Civil Claims Duty Counsel Project, where Duncan is a volunteer lawyer. An outdoor enthusiast, (especially of the mountains), he is also a former board member for the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society.

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 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.”