DEREK KING, CHAIR
I have articled in Manitoba and in Alberta. In my career as a lawyer I have worked both in private practice and in public practice as well as with a number of employers and law firms. I can say that Brownlee LLP is an excellent place to work.
The firm presents many opportunities to develop ones skills as a lawyer and actively engages Its lawyers to maintain those skills.
The firm has lawyers who excel at their work and at the same time are a pleasure to work with.
Also the firm has a number of practice areas which allows for lawyers/students to move through the practice areas to develop their skills.
I graduated from the University of Alberta in 2011. I worked two summers and articled with Brownlee LLP and have continued my practice with the firm since being called to the Alberta Bar in 2013. I knew I wanted to work at a law firm during the summer to gain as much practical experience as I could before starting my articles.
When I started law school, the application process for summer positions took place during my first month of starting law school and I remember the process being quite intimidating and overwhelming. I had the benefit of interviewing at a variety of regional and national firms in Calgary and I was fortunate to be offered a summer position with Brownlee.
Working at Brownlee has been a wonderful experience, not only because the work is interesting and challenging, but also because of the invaluable mentorship I have received. I am very happy to be continuing my career with Brownlee.
My practice is primarily focused on insurance defence civil litigation. I have been fortunate to run trials in Provincial Court and assist with trials in the Court of Queen’s Bench. I have also successfully argued summary judgment applications before Masters and Justices.
I enjoy litigation and spending time in court. Brownlee LLP provides ample opportunities to those interested in litigation to grow and develop their litigation skills.