Prior to joining Brownlee, Sean completed his articles at a national firm in Toronto. He then spent five years in British Columbia practicing insurance defence before moving to Alberta where he took up an in-house position with a major Insurer. However, before Sean decided to become a lawyer, he was a software architect for a major financial information firm in New York City.
While in Alberta, Sean had the opportunity to work alongside some of Brownlee’s lawyers as co-defence counsel and occasionally as opposing counsel.
It was clear to him that Brownlee’s lawyers consistently did excellent work with varied and challenging matters, something that spoke to him directly.
A lover of tort law, Sean also has a love for the art of advocacy, both oral and written. He particularly enjoys assembling and presenting a persuasive case on behalf of his clients to obtain the best results for them. His first career impressed upon him the importance of innovation and creative thinking and he has carried this valuable mindset with him to Brownlee.
Away from the office, Sean lifts weights, is a season seat holding Eskimo fan and continues to maintain his computer programming skills developing artificially intelligent agents and video games.
Sean’s advice to new law students and new lawyers is to, “Look after your health. Look after your clients. Be ethical. Go the extra mile in all things, because it’s the best and least taken shortcut to success.”
- Bodily Injury
- Insurance Fraud and Coverage
- Contractual Disputes
- Law Society of Alberta, 2013
- Law Society of British Columbia, 2008 (inactive)
- Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Branch