KWAKU ADU lawyer


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Kwaku Adu’s enjoyment of participating in debate competitions while in elementary school has led him to pursue a career in defence litigation.

In addition to defence litigation, his areas of expertise include occupiers’ liability, motor vehicle collisions, product defects, professional liability, subrogation, trial advocacy and alternate dispute resolution.

Originally from Ghana in West Africa, Kwaku moved to the Canadian prairies in 2008. “Upon immigrating to Canada, I kept alive my dream of becoming a lawyer,” he said. “My passion for effective litigation was confirmed in law school, when I competed in several moots, including the Jessup Moot.”

A premiere debate event, the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition routinely features teams from more than 700 law schools worldwide and demands rigorous research and preparation from its participants. “It shaped my idea of advocacy, and cemented what I already knew,” Kwaku said of the experience.

He described himself as a zealous advocate who puts the needs of his clients first. “Whether in mediation or in contentious litigation, my attention to detail remains the same,” he said. “I believe no client should be shortchanged, and so I endeavour to serve all clients with accessibility and cost-effectiveness in mind.”

Kwaku said he decided to join Brownlee LLP because of the firm’s reputation for solving complex problems.

When not engaging in debate or litigation matters, Kwaku enjoys dancing, travelling, playing soccer, as well as rooting for the Toronto Raptors and FC Barcelona.


  • Insurance Defence Litigation
  • Occupiers’ Liability
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Product Defects
  • Professional Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Mediation
  • Trial & Alternate Dispute Resolution


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Edmonton Bar Association
  • Member, Advocacy Club


I was always fascinated by how law affects every aspect of our lives – from cradle to grave. Practicing law allows me to assist people with diverse backgrounds every day.